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Date Night by Craig

Cardamom Date Night – A Blog by Craig

So the for the first time in a long time and between extensive events, the Mrs & I managed to fit in a date night at the gorgeous La llama restaurant in the W Hotel at the invite of the lovely Joshua from the Marriott, Blue & W Group and it was super special.

We started with a pumpkin carpaccio marinated with lemon, homemade mustard, pumpkin seed and baby coriander and Toro tuna tataki with salsa verde and ponzo, followed by succulent Miso and Sake marinated black cod with home made pickled ginger and a sides of truffled potato purée and sautéed Bimi broccoli with fresh lemon and garlic. To die for! If that wasn’t enough, it would have been rude not to try a dessert and we settled on Vanilla profiteroles all washed down with a beautiful French Minuty rosé.

Could be in the running for our new favourite restaurant but in competition with Chiringuito Blue of course!

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Ginevra & Federico

Ginevra & Federico 3.7.21 – Puig de Missa & Atzaro Organic Gardens

First wedding after the pandemic in Atzaro’s new organic farm with romantic, rustic countryside theme

185 Guests
Venues: Puig de Missa Church & Atzaro Organic Gardens
Wedding Planning & Styling – Cardamom Events Ibiza
Entertainment – PianoBar & DJ Juan Corbi
Florist – Ramo de Flores
Hair & Make up – Jo Mackay at Jamface
Photography – Natasha Marshall
Videography – Tanit Films
Lighting – Ibiza Pro Dj
Cake – Cup Cake Collection
Transport – Island Bus
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Will You Marry Me? Luxury Photoshoot Part 3

Will You Marry Me – Part 3?

A luxury photoshoot capturing the essence of contemporary Ibiza weddings…

Behind the scenes with an amazing team…

• Photography – Masha Kart Photography
• Stationery & Styling – Event Stylist Ibiza
• MUAH – Fanny Co Hair & Makeup
• Flowers – Ramo de Flores at Flowers Ibiza
• Restaurant – Maison Le Vrai
• Wedding Dresses – Virginia Vald Atelier
• Jewels – Fina Bou

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Will You Marry Me? Luxury Photoshoot Part 2

Will You Marry Me – Part 2?

A luxury photoshoot at the wonderful Babylon Beach capturing the essence of contemporary Ibiza weddings…

Behind the scenes with an amazing team…

• Photography – Masha Kart Photography
• Stationery & Styling – Event Stylist Ibiza
• MUAH – Fanny Co Hair & Makeup
• Flowers – Ramo de Flores at Flowers Ibiza
• Wedding Dresses – Virginia Vald Atelier
• Jewels – Fina Bou

• Engagement Ring – Joyeria Pomar
• Bride shoes – C Doux Menorca

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Will You Marry Me? Luxury Photoshoot Part 1

Will You Marry Me?

 

A luxury photoshoot capturing the essence of contemporary Ibiza weddings…

Behind the scenes with an amazing team…

• Photography – Masha Kart Photography
• Stationery & Styling – Event Stylist Ibiza
• MUAH – Fanny Co Hair & Makeup
• Flowers – Ramo de Flores at Flowers Ibiza
• Restaurant – Maison Le Vrai
• Wedding Dresses – Virginia Vald Atelier
• Jewels – Fina Bou

• Engagement Ring – Joyeria Pomar
• Bride shoes – C Doux Menorca

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Ryan Koriya – Bespoke Song Creation & Performance

The Ultimate Gift – A Song Written & Performed Just For You…

Ryan Koriya is a classically trained musician, singer-songwriter and music producer who has performed his music on four continents in about 20 countries around the world.

Armed usually with his acoustic guitar, foot percussion and a velvety voice that melts the hearts of all ages, Ryan performs his quirky one-mancoustic show and enjoys bringing people together.

Ryan is an international artist usually performing in an average of a dozen countries a year, spanning 4 continents. In 2018 Ryan moved to Ibiza to start a record label to self publish his own music. His solo, multifaceted live show includes playing drums and percussion with his feet along with the usual guitar and vocals. Spectacular stuff!

As well as offering his brilliant performances for our luxury events, Ryan has now developed a brand new concept – custom written songs, performed and recorded for you. Ryan will work with you to create an immortal piece of music that fits the occasion perfectly!

 

 

A special song that will be yours to treasure forever. The song style and genre can be tailored to your own tastes too…

  • Maybe you’d like a sultry acoustic number at the ceremony and bring on the teary sass?
  • How about an electronic club banger to shimmy to on the dancefloor?
  • Some Reggae never went amiss for the right Mr and Mrs, or Mr and Mr, or Mrs and Mrs.
  • Perhaps you are into the idea of something cinematic to put ol’ Braveheart to shame?

If possible, Ryan could also be available to perform live at your wedding or even beam in a live streamed performance of your special bespoke song on the day.

You can find out more about Ryan and his services right HERE on his website

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Cardamom Kitchens – Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes At Cardamom Kitchens

During lockdown, Navine and Craig decided it was time to go back to their roots and get back into the kitchen. As most of you will already know, Cardamom Events was born 20 years ago as a side project from The Cardamom Club, their legendary Indian restaurant and catering service in Santa Eulalia Ibiza. With the demand for delicious takeaways to eat at home during the pandemic steadily rising, it was the perfect opportunity for Craig (Cobra Award winning chef with 30 years of experience) to don his chef’s hat again and get back in to the licensed catering kitchens at Cardamom HQ. Cardamom Kitchens was born…

Joining forces in the kitchen is the wonderful Freja Ostrom. Freja used to live in the Cardamom Club 20 years ago, making her part of the original Cardamom family. She is now a chef in her own right working for several years on health retreats, yoga camps and private cheffing for high level clients from around the globe. Here is a photo from when she used to live with us from around 2007 and also in the kitchen in current times with Craig…

It’s been a labour of love, designing menus that represent traditional Indian food from different parts of India, ready to be picked up from Cardamom HQ every Friday. The team have worked hard to ensure that produce is local and sustainable, and also pioneers the modern and healthy direction that food is taking on the island. We have also been really pleased to team up with the brilliant Tess Prince of Love Food Ibiza fame. She has been styling and photographing our food, whilst providing us with some of her inspired island lemon chutney to add to orders.

This reinvention through Covid times has been a natural progression, with the very home of Cardamom coming from food and beverages for events back in the day.

The positives of this are that it has reconnected the team with Cardamom Club restaurant clientele, as well as wedding and event clients from the past. It has also allowed us to discover and develop relationships with our new Cardamom friends who are trying our food service for the first time, making tired parents happy and making lockdown dinner parties more interesting for the island folk from all nationalities.

If you want to be included on the Cardamom Kitchens WhatsApp menu list, just message Craig on +34 636 56 22 11

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Bringing You A Taste Of Indonesian Goodness – TEMPEH

TEMPERANZA LAB AT CARDAMOM KITCHENS

Today we wanted to share a little bit of information on our new homemade Tempeh from the lovely girls at the Temperanza Lab in Cardamom Kitchens.

Tempeh is a nutrient-dense soy product with a high amount of protein, as well as various vitamins and minerals. It may decrease cholesterol levels, oxidative stress and appetite, whilst improving bone health. Tempeh also contains prebiotics, which may improve digestive health and reduce inflammation.
It is a traditional Indonesian food made from soybeans that have been fermented, or broken down by microorganisms.
Tempeh has a dry and firm but chewy texture and a slightly nutty taste. It can be steamed, sautéed or baked and is often marinated to add more flavour. Much like other meatless sources of protein, such as tofu and seitan, tempeh is a popular choice among vegans and vegetarians because it’s packed with protein, vitamins and minerals and low in sodium and carbs and it goes deliciously with Cardamom’s Indian sauces!
We think it goes well with Saag, Makan Palak and Dhaliwala due to its nutty flavour.
Why not try it next time with your Cardamom Kitchens Friday order?
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Going Back To Our Indian Cooking Roots

INTRODUCING… CARDAMOM KITCHENS

 

It was 20 years ago that Navine and Craig first stepped foot on to the magical isle of Ibiza. Fresh from London, both with fashion and design backgrounds, Craig had found a new passion for Indian cuisine and had just won Best Newcomer for Asian Culinary Arts at the Cobra Awards.

With a ton of enthusiasm and a twinkle in their eyes, Navine and Craig set up the hugely successful and now legendary Cardamom Club – an Indian restaurant in a gorgeous finca serving authentic Indian delights.

Over the years, the business expanded, with people from far and wide requesting Craig’s delicious food at their events. From this followed the inception of Cardamom Events – born from Navine’s creative flair.

Along with the food came decor and production. The team grew and eventually they were just too busy to continue with the restaurant.

 

 

Cut to 2020 and Cardamom Events were leading the pack when it comes to high-end luxury weddings and events on the island. It should have been Cardamom’s biggest year to date!

But with the advent of COVID and the island locking down, Craig and Navine needed to have a big rethink.

And so Cardamom Kitchens was born. Friends from around the globe with private villas and boats were still arriving on the island and requesting Craig’s once famous Indian food. Demand grew and now, Craig’s cooking is available to all islanders every Friday.

Freshly cooked at the Cardamom catering facilities in Santa Eulalia, dishes such as Vegetable Kofte Dhansak or Goan Prawn Curry can be ordered to pick up, with Tandoori Chicken and Punjabi Rotis and Onion Bhajis handmade with love.

If you would like try Craig’s cooking, please send your email address and telephone number to info@cardamomevents.com and we will add you to our exclusive Cardamom Kitchens list.

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Connor’s Birthday Celebrations Continued…

A Special 16th Birthday Celebration At Home

In our previous blog, we shared the experience of a wonderful day at CbbC Marina Santa Eulalia celebrating Connor’s 16th birthday with his Godparents.

However, the festivities didn’t stop there! We also threw him an intimate gathering at home with an alfresco lunch by the pool. Ibiza weather did not disappoint!

Due to restrictions, we kept numbers to 10 guests which was just perfect!

We dined on all of Connor’s favourite foods – Bao buns by the lovely Camalic Food Truck guys, Sushi, Connor’s godfathers made a few treats to add to the food of love, Garden fig & goats cheese tartlets! Daddy made of course his Cardamom Club specials, Andra Chicken, Samosas & Mummy´s Bhajis.

Connor put together the music with some awesome 60s, 70s and 80s playlists.

It really was the perfect day, and proof that regulations need not get in the way of a celebration!

It was so easy to organise a special treat in the comfort of our home, with all the wonderful Ibiza family that have been a big part of Connors life!

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Important Covid 19 Updateread more dismiss

Covid 19 has caused the postponement of many events, which is an event of Force Majeure. This is very frustrating for all but we will work with all of our clients to rearrange events. We will honour our contracts for all events and will apply any deposits paid against a rearranged date. Should clients cancel their events then unfortunately deposits will be forfeit in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.