Images: Jean Baptiste Huong
Saturday in Ibiza Town this winter has had a distinct retro feel, as stylish new eatery La Imprenta takes its guests back to 1920’s Chicago and the speakeasy vibe of prohibition – think gangsters and molls, jazz, sharp suits and glamorous dresses and a soundtrack that would define the generation. Such has been the success of the themed Saturday night, that it has decided to run Chicago Friday and Saturday night, with the first Friday night taking place on November 24.
It was a very special time in the US, in a very special city. It was a time of illegal taverns, where drinking had an extra edge. Gangsters ruled the streets and the molls that accompanied them were like something off of a movie set. It was the time of cabaret, vaudeville and tracks such as All That Jazz or Big Spender and a moment in time that has been immortalised in TV, film and stage productions ever since. Ever wondered what it might have been like to be alive at such a turning point in history? Now you never have to, just drop into La Imprenta on Friday or Saturday night but make sure your dressed for the part, the team behind the island’s hottest new restaurant take their themed nights very seriously.
La Imprenta is no stranger to embracing the historical, the venue itself is the original offices and printing press for the Dario De Ibiza. During the restoration of the building, the team behind the elegant concept was meticulous in making sure there were parts of the original building preserved and incorporated into the design. The restaurant is not just about fancy dress and clever production; however, it boasts a mouth-watering menu courtesy of Chef Pablo Montoro and the mixologists behind the bar would have been superstars in prohibition days, delivering a wide range of exquisite concoctions. Every Friday and Saturday, prepare for a night of sophistication, of glamour, of fine food and drink and, most of all, fun. Make sure you book in advance, this is already one of the winter stand-outs.