SubliMotion, an enigmatic restaurant in Ibiza, Spain, is the world’s most expensive restaurant, charging more than $2,000 a person! Set to open at the Hard Rock hotel in Ibiza, Sublimotion offers up to 12 guests the chance to explore a fusion of culinary perfection with projection mapping technology. Guests enjoy a 20 course meal prepared by master chef Paco Roncero, which includes a menu of nifty lighting and projection mapping that accompanies the meal.
“What is SubliMotion? It’s hard to explain,” chef Paco Roncero explains in the restaurant’s promotional video. “[It’s] Ibiza, passion, gastronomy. A radically different show you can only experience for yourself.”
It’s certainly radical. The restaurant’s walls are a virtual light show, and and moving pictures are projected on the tabletops, including a garden scene with fluttering butterflies and Versailles-style paintings.
The decor is controlled by an operator who watches diners and changes the lighting or scene accordingly, to coordinate with a customer’s first bite or the flourishing of a new plate.”The micro environments depend on the cook, who is the ’emitter,'” explains one of Roncero’s sous chefs in the video. “The ‘receiver’ is the diner, the dish is the ‘message,’ and the setting is the ‘channel.’ All of this is inside the ‘micro environment,’ which is the place where you eat. For example, eating on the beach is not the same as eating in a field.” How very meta.
You may remember a similar experience done by El Celler de Can Roca’s culinary opera experience El Somni which transports guests to an insane magical and immersive world of food and projected light. El Somni similarly featured 12 guests sitting around a table in a multimedia dome as a 12-act opera swirls around them and on their table and food. At the experience you see the dining table and surrounding dome transform into a moon’s surface, mermaids serving drinks and not to mention, the unbelievable menu served up by the Roca brothers, combined with this magical opera.