The co-founder of the legendary MN2S loving life on the white isle…
A record that always reminds you of Ibiza
Funky Green Dogs ‘Fired Up’ always takes me back to my first visits in an instant, sitting on the rocks outside Mambo just after the sun has set.
The perfect breakfast would be…
Poached egg and avocado would be ideal although it’s more often a couple of strong cups of coffee and my morning emails these days.
The most unusual thing I have ever eaten…
Not many things are that unusual these days so that’s a tricky one, I’m always open to trying any food once
The dish that reminds me of my childhood
Lots of one-pot dishes with onions, garlic, spices meat and vegetables, avocado salad, meatballs in tomato sauce.
Who taught you to cook?
My mother, she was taught by my Dad’s father and I still call her for tips and recipes today.
Your favourite 3 restaurants in London?
Honey & Co – great family run Middle Eastern café.
Hakkasan always delivers an amazing experience also.
Negril in Brixton serves the best homemade organic jerk Chicken.
A DJ that has surprised you with their cooking skills…what did they cook
Kerri Chandler really surprised me at the Native instruments cook off at ADE, he made some incredible meat kebabs.
Your guilty pleasure food. You know you shouldn’t but you always do…
For me it’s pizza, I can eat it day or night, sober or merry – always stone bake to make me feel a little less guilty.
What is your signature dish
It’s my wife’s favorite and I’m forced to cook it 2-3 times a week, Spanish dish of chorizo cooked with beans and various herbs and spices in tomato sauce.
If you could have a master-class with a celebrity chef, who’d you pick and why?
Keith Floyd would have been great, I could have a few drinks before we cook and enough not to worry too much about what the food would be like.
The most you have ever spent on a meal
No comment – more than I’d like to remember!
Dead or alive – 3 people you would invite around for dinner…
Jimi Hendrix, Howard Marks and Michael Jackson.
A dish you have yet to master…
Paella – I’m close. In my last attempt the chicken wasn’t cooked properly and the rice was hard – aside from the chicken and rice, it was lovely.
A dish you just cannot stomach
Black pudding – I still can’t get my head around eating pigs blood in an intestine. No thank you.
Your favourite pizza topping
Always the same, ham – mushrooms – sweetcorn.
Your biggest ever food cock up
See paella above!
Some restaurants from around the world you adore
Bon Profit in Ibiza Town that has sadly closed now.
Anywhere that serves fresh fish on a beach in Spain or the Med.
My favourite 3 restaurants on the island…
Sa Calleta on the road between San Josep and Eivissa town.
Rincon De Pepe in the west end San Antonio – don’t be put off by that!
And Can Pilot in San Raphael (below).
Your favourite Ibiza dish
Pardon peppers and any vegetable or meat grown on the island cooked with olive oil and fresh Ibiza salt.
The best sunset spot for a cold drink…
Has to be Cafe del Mar, nothing quite beats it.
The perfect 24 hours in Ibiza would be…
Early start, breakfast at Atzaro before heading to Calla Saladetta for relaxing and snorkeling and lunch. Back home for a quick nap, shower and change before heading off to dinner at one of the restaurants above. This is where it can change for some people. I’d then go home for a movie on the sofa before a relatively early night – this can be replaced for the classic line, shall we go to ‘x’ for one drink? If you take option 2 and aren’t a spring chicken like me, you may need a little longer than 24 hours to recover. Delete as applicable.
MN2S celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the release of MN2S20 – 20 Year of MN2S
Out now on MN2S as a digi download via iTunes and Beatport.