Born in Catalonia and Ibizan by adoption, Óscar Molina’s first introduction to top-flight cuisine came by the hands of his father in the kitchens of the Hotel Juan Carlos I in Barcelona. Since then he has accumulated more than 20 years’ experience in five-star hotels.
In La Gaia, Ibiza Gran Hotel’s most sophisticated endeavour, art, design and haute cuisine combine to offer the ultimate Ibizan dining experience with a culinary display presented by sushi and ceviche experts who offer show cooking performances for the delight of diners.
The art-work completes the experience of a truly unique restaurant that is a focal point for the island’s most fashionable crowd. On the one hand, “Life”, a piece by Danish artist Katrin Kirk that features 29 meshed metallic jellyfish that generate a
wealth of visual energy through the use of light and shadow and, directly opposite, an photography exhibition by North American photographer Tony Keeler, who revisits the hippy culture of Ibiza during the 1970s.
Using Nikkei cuisine as a source of inspiration, La Gaia has created #Japeruvian cuisine, a style of auteur cuisine characterised by a strong personality, sophistication and the fusion of Japanese and Peruvian flavours using state-of-the-art culinary techniques – avant-garde cuisine that represents a culinary journey between two worlds, and all presented in the most select ambience available on the island. This year, with his recent visit to Japan, Óscar Molina will conquer us again, with a multitude of flavors, colors and textures ready for the most exquisite palates.
“The search never ends. I have plied my trade in many places and have been surprised on many occasions. I like anything that is done with love and understanding. Anything done with passion will produce excellent results. It’s a rule that never fails”. Óscar Molina