The pop-up resort sets the scene for a blissed-out Balearic experience of feasts and fine vintages
If the ultimate summer escape came with a checklist, then a sun-drenched island, sparkling Mediterranean waters, the finest vintages and Michelin-starred cuisine should tick the right boxes. Enter Dom Pérignon island – an exclusive pop-up resort on Sa Ferradura in Ibiza that will exist for one culinary experience only.
The villa day experience (priced £625) is limited to 25 guests at each sitting, and for those wishing to spend time in the sun lounging by the infinity pool, enjoying the spa or simply listening to the chilled sounds of the villa’s resident DJ, the day promises to hit the right note. The menus are created by chef Quique Dacosta – owner of the eponymous three-starred restaurant in Dénia, Spain – and are paired with a range of different “expressions” of Dom Pérignon. Expect starters of empanadillas with cuttlefish, green lemon and green turnip root; and foie gras with lemon and rocket. The mains include striped red mullet “between sun and shade”, and creamy rice with black truffle. Delicious “flower power” desserts should sate the sweet-toothed, as will petits fours of cinnamon branch with prunes, macaroon of bougainvillea or chocolate caviar.
Daytime guests can chill in the sun, surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, before lunch is served
At sunset the mood changes and the villa with its tropical garden becomes the setting for a dinner created by Spanish chef Quique Dacosta
The island vibe changes at sunset, and guests arriving for the evening experience (£715) will begin the festivities with an aperitif and bites of fish cured in lemon brine, or a Cuba Libre with foie gras. The mains at dinner are set to add to the sense of theatre from the dramatically named The Metallic (Dom Pérignon) Oyster to The Fragility (almond nougat) and The Rotundity (red prawn of Eivissa with tea of chard. Finally, presa Iberica with summer truffle, black garlic and pine rinds are rounded off by a dessert of Sa Ferradura mini strawberries and dry kefir. Two “plénitudes” of Dom Pérignon – Harmony and Energy – will accompany the dinner. From the fabulous tropical-garden setting to the feasts and fine vintages, this promises to be an island most travellers would be delighted to be marooned upon.