ibiza: experimental beach opening

© experimental beach / photography: ana lui 

after enticing savvy crowds in new york city, london and paris with a signature hospitality concept, pierre-charles cros, olivier bon, romée de goriainoff and xavier padovani take their experimental cocktail club to sunny mediterranean shores. appropriately dubbed experimental beach, this summer's place to be opens today on the party island of ibiza. similar to the previous set-ups, it's all about simple unpretentious service, exquisite decorum and a savvy blend of exceptional food and cocktails, basically all the ingredients for debaucheries of the fabulous kind. the resort-like setting of experimental beach - located just south of the tranquil ses salinas nature reserve - has been designed by dorothée meilichzon, the mastermind behind the group’s previous bars. the designer whipped up a stylish party environment that takes cues from the island's 1960s hippy chic and blended in elements of contemporary understatement, all captured in a warm palette of pastel and muted hues.

experimental beach is very much an ode to the good life and what's on the menu merely reflects this hedonist approach. chef gerard ortiz arlandis is a native of the island and as such his culinary expertise is a natural extension of his fisherman's a skills. expect to find plenty of tasty marine delicacies, matched with a list of no less than 150 spanish and international wines picked by a renowned sommelier. do we hear you say cocktails? check! expert bartenders inko garat and peter hanmer from the experimental cocktail club venues in paris and london, have concocted a special cocktail menu with a spectacular range of signature drinks that celebrate the summer season. and similar to the city venues, the fun doesn't stop at sunset. experimental beach will regularly host local and international deejays to spice things up in the evening, but you might as well opt to leisurely enjoy that sunset - which manifests spectacularly here... - while sipping your cocktail of choice. location: playa d’es codolar [ses salinas].

© experimental beach / photography: ana lui