David Penn

The paella producer extraordinaire!


A record that always reminds you of Ibiza

Kadoc “The Night Train”

Your perfect breakfast would be…

In the front of the sea with my family having eggs, cheese, toasts and coffee!

The most unusual thing I have ever eaten…

The 100 years egg in Hong Kong, I just tried a little and it was terrible!!


The dish that reminds me of my childhood

Rabbit with garlic with my parents in a nice restaurant that we were going sometimes.


Who taught you to cook?

My mother and she gave me the passion to cook.

Your favourite 3 restaurants in your home city of Madrid…



Thai Garden.


and Chincha.


A DJ or musician that has surprised you with their cooking skills…what did they cook

Well to be honest I am the DJ that normally cook…and I love to do paella.


Your guilty pleasure food. You know you shouldn’t but you always do…

Pasta with truffle.


What is your signature dish?

Paella, Gazpacho and some oriental dishes such as Pad Thai (below) or rice with vegetables.


If you could have a master-class with a celebrity chef, who’d you pick and why?

Ferran Adria. I met him years ago in his previous restaurant “El Bulli”, that was a real experience!

Dead or alive – 3 famous people you would invite around for dinner…

Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson.

A dish you have yet to master…

Sushi. Sometimes I do it very well but it’s not easy to do it always as good.


Your favourite pizza topping

Arugula on a cheese pizza.


Your biggest ever food cock up

The first paella I did was very good and a week later I invited 12 friends and it was terrible!

A dish you just cannot stomach

When I eat too many fried things….

You get in from the club pissed, dive in the fridge and usually come out with…?

Cheese, chorizo or whatever that I have in the fridge…normally salted things, not sweet.

The most expensive meal you have ever had?

In Nobu in Miami and it wasn´t worth it.


The most disgusting thing you have ever eaten at a festival

A terrible kebab.

The last time you used a cook book for a meal…

10 years ago, now I use the internet.


My favourite restaurants on the island…

Es Terral…



The best sunset spot for a cold drink…

Mambo or the old Café Del Mar.


Your favourite Ibiza dish

Arroz A banda.


The perfect 24 hours in Ibiza would be…

Last year when I was at a friend’s wedding with many friends staying in a villa, that was amazing. Also I had the opportunity to play in Ushuaia the first year, and also in Pacha the same night with Frankie Knuckles – so that really was my perfect 24 hours!