The Spanish producer based in Ibiza and smashing it with The Ting Tings opens up his palate for LoveFoodIbiza…
A record that always reminds you of Ibiza…
Yousef – Beg (Hot Since 82 Remix). Me and my friends Alvaro and James used to drive around the island and go nuts with this track.
Your perfect breakfast would be…
I don’t have a morning ritual…I change my breakfast every now and then as I get tired quite often. But black coffee and toasts with Jamón Serrano watching the sunrise at the Faro la Mola in Formentera would be one of my favorites. However, Can Costa in Santa Gertrudis has got one of the best toasts with Jamón on the island.
The most unusual thing I have ever eaten…
Crocodile…I can’t remember the taste but it was good.
The dish that reminds me of my childhood
Typically Paella. Every Sunday at my Grandma’s.
Who taught you to cook?
My amazing mother.
Your favourite 3 restaurants in your hometown Elche…
La Araceli (below). They don’t have a menu, you just sit down and they serve you whatever they’ve prepared for the day. I’ve never had a bad one.
La Finca. This is probably the best restaurant of the whole province. Cocina de Autor opened in 1984.
My Mom’s. She hasn’t got one but she cooks like she does!
And some of the places from around the world you love hanging out at…
Barcelona. I love hanging out around the whole of the city, I used to live there…
Rock Bar, Osaka (Japan). Karaoke, darts and tonnes of good records!
My favorite bar in New York so far is a place called Lit (below) in the East Village, it has got pool tables, good beer and people singing Hip Hop Karaoke in a really well achieved decrepit atmosphere. Second favorite is the bar at NY’s Soho House, excellent Bloody Mary.
A musician or DJ that has surprised you with their cooking skills…what did they cook
Katie White – she cooked roast chicken which was delicious!
Your guilty pleasure food. You know you shouldn’t but you always do…
Dinosaurus biscuits. I think we only have them in Spain though…they’re terrific!
What is your signature dish
Magret du Canard avec Fambroise.
If you could have a master-class with a celebrity chef, who’d you pick and why?
Ferrán Adriá – ex-head chef of elBulli. He has pushed the boundaries of cooking over any other chef, although I must say that I am not an expert, and there are probably many other chefs out there deserving the credit too!
The most you have ever spent on a meal
I’ve been invited to expensive dinners, but never paid more 100€ for one…
Dead or alive – 3 people from history/celebrities you would invite around for dinner…
Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and James Corden.
A dish you have yet to master…
All of them…!
Your favourite pizza topping
Your biggest ever food cock up
Barbecues on my birthdays from the ages of about 15-20. What I was always good at though was making Sangria.
Some restaurants from around the world you adore
Barkaiztegi, Bilbao, Spain (below). Best meat ever.
Zoua in Osaka (Japan). They let you catch your own fish!
Duke’s in Malibu, California, US. It was one of the first restaurants I visited in the US and I loved the terrace right in the Pacific Sea.
A dish you just cannot stomach
The best airline for food?
Swiss Air or Fly Emirates.
You get in from a gig and you need to sober up with some food. You reach for…
Simple and plain, yoghurt.
My favourite restaurant on the island…
Las Puertas del Cielo. Best views!
An album you love driving around the island listening to…
‘Cooking Bananas’ by my friend Mucho Muchacho and production duo Cookin’ Soul.
Your favourite Ibiza dish?
Bollit de Peix!
A perfect 24 hours in Ibiza would be…
Everybody leaves and I’ve got the island for myself!
A little known secret Ibiza food hideaway?
I’ve got to confess that I am a junk food fan and Pennsylvania Burger in San An has got the best ones I’ve ever tried.
The best sunset spot for a cold drink?
Sunset Ashram in Cala Conta.
The Ting Tings: The BXY Remixes of Wrong Club & Do It Again are out now on Mono…