Words: Lara Young
Photography: Tamara Sini
Located in the glamorous and cosmopolitan district of Marina Botafoch and just a stone’s throw from superclubs HEART and Pacha Ibiza, ZELA is an elegant fine dining destination offering an exciting new culinary concept called MEPPON cuisine: the fusion of Mediterranean produce and traditional Japanese kitchen techniques. But its mouth-watering cocktail and food menu is not the only reason why you should visit!
ZELA’s thoughtful layout offers the option of alfresco dining in an urban oasis on its lush, green terrace, or inside the stylish interior dining area where plush velvet seating, a cool aquatic colour palette and lust-worthy décor details set the scene for a feast to remember. The cocktail list is extensive and includes bespoke options that creatively incorporate the fusion of Japanese influences. The eatery’s signature ‘Harakiri’ is a delicious sake-based cocktail with undertones of lime and shiso (a member of the mint family), which comes served in a traditional Japanese glass. With a selection of DJ talent dropping in, it’s the ideal location to warm up for your nightly adventures.
A collaboration between the highly acclaimed TATEL and Kabuki brands, and led by Ricardo Sanz – the owner of no less than four Michelin stars – the artistry of the menu combines sophisticated cooking methods with artistic presentation. Choose from a wide selection of dishes including sushi, caviar, ceviche, tempuras and tatakis; many of which cleverly incorporate traditional Mediterranean ingredients such as olive oil, sun-ripened tomatoes, burrata cheese and sobrasada sausages.
For a sweet ending to your meal, why not sip on a delicious dessert cocktail like the ‘Yuzu Lemon Pie’, a zingy citrus liquid enjoyed through a layer of delicately scented cream with amaretto crumb? The fine Balearic beats and trendy surroundings will make you linger longer than perhaps intended before you disappear into the night with a spring in your step. ZELA is truly a masterclass in five-star hospitality and exotic gastronomic treasures.
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t: +34 871 515 380