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Cala Llonga Welcomes Asia’s No 1 Female Chef

Cala Llonga Welcomes Asia’s No 1 Female Chef

Ibiza’s two newest hotels, Mondrian and Hyde, are set to welcome the world’s best chefs by launching the “Best Of The Best Culinary Series” hosted by the world’s best chefs from the prestigious “50 Best” ranking. These chefs will curate unique Latin American and Asian set menus in Ibiza’s newest destination restaurants, Niko and Cuyo, located in Cala Llonga.

The first of its kind for Ibiza, the series marks a transformative moment for the culinary and cultural scene of Cala Llonga led by the Ennismore group, which opened the Mondrian and Hyde hotels this year. The “Best Of The Best Culinary Series” will take place at Japanese restaurant Niko and Mexican restaurant Cuyo, located within each hotel with Niko newly opened in May 2024.

The series will begin at Niko, Cala Llonga’s debut Japanese kitchen, on Friday, June 21st, with internationally renowned, multi-award chef Pam Pichaya Soontornyanakij, Asia’s Best Female Chef 2024 award winner and the youngest ever female chef to receive both Michelin Star and “Opening of the Year” awards from the Michelin Guide at the same time. She is also the youngest Thai chef to receive Asia’s Best Female Chef from the 50 Best organisation.

Chef Pam’s restaurant, Potong, is famed for its innovative 20-course Thai-Chinese tasting menu, which earned it the 17th spot on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 ranking, and the 57th spot on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 list. Chef Pam’s collaboration with Niko on June 21st will be an exclusive dining event at which guests will experience her crafted Michelin-starred menu for the first time in Ibiza.

Commenting on the collaboration, Chef Pam says, “I’m so thrilled to bring Thai flavours to Cala Llonga’s first Japanese restaurant! It is an exciting culinary journey to blend my Thai-Chinese roots with Ibiza’s vibrant culinary landscape, creating an unparalleled dining experience.”


Each month from June to September, two talented chefs heading restaurants recognised in the prestigious “50 Best” rankings will land in Ibiza to showcase their gastronomical vision to guests and locals of the island at Niko and Cuyo restaurants to create unforgettable, synergistic meals.

The “Best Of The Best Culinary Series” programme is listed below. The dates and further details on each residency will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Very limited spaces available. Bookings live on Friday 14th June

Please register here now:

Niko Cala Llonga - Chef Lineup. June - September:

Chef Pam, Potong (Chef of the Year and Michelin Star. No. 17 ‘Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024’. No. 57 ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024’)

Louis Han Chef, Nae:um (Michelin Star)

Deepanker Khosla, Haoma (No. 90, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024; 1 Michelin star)

Peter Lloyd, Sticky Mango

Cuyo Cala Llonga- Chef Lineup. June - September:

Tomás Bermúdez, La Docena (No. 48, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023)

Rivera Rio brothers, KOLI (No. 93, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023)

Edgar Núñez, Sud 777 (No. 31, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023; No. 82, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024)

Gerardo Vázquez Lugo, Nicos (No. 81, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023)

Niko Cala Llonga

Niko offers a sophisticated dining experience where traditional Japanese cuisine is presented in a relaxed and ambient setting. Renowned design studio Cuarto Interior has combined understated Japanese design with a Mediterranean essence to create a modern and ambient space that showcases Ibiza’s gastronomic evolution. Niko focuses on traditional practices, premium ingredients, exceptional presentation, and a strong respect for the environment and nature.

Cuyo Cala Llonga

Cuyo is an atmospheric Mexican restaurant that offers humble yet premium ocean-to-table ethos cuisine with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. The serene backdrop of Cala Llonga enhances the bold Mexican flavours and authentic Latin American feel.


Opening hours: 7pm - 1am (Operating hours may vary depending on the season)

General Reservations: [email protected] / +34 971 62 61 90



Opening hours:  Dinner | 7 pm – 12 am (Operating hours may vary depending on the season)
General reservations: [email protected] / +34871901150