Two of Barcelona's hottest chefs open an exclusive restaurant in IBIZA this Summer, and register it all on a new Reality TV Show!
Ibiza, the white island, conjures images of sun-drenched days, and disco lit endless nights. But, there was another Ibiza, the one that attracted the first wave of foreigners lured by Summers of Love in an Eden, anchored by a millennial rural tradition.
Hidden away in the north of the island, there is San Vicente Valley, an oasis amongst the yachts and the 24 hour party people. In there, creator Pietro Cuevas will attempt to invent the next Ibiza hot spot, this time not by invoking the God Bacchus, but by going back to the land.
In Posada Xemei, a 12-Webisode Reality TV show, he joins forces with Barcelona's Xemei brothers, twins atop one of the city's best eateries as they seek to open up a restaurant. From sourcing only local foods --the freshest fish to locally grown produce-- to transforming an abandoned outpost into a posada, the show will take the audience through the process of seeing sprouting palms, where there was once gravel, all the way up to the moment the first Dorado slips off the grill.
Will they be successful?
The show will be episodic, and each episode will deal with a specific element of creating and running the Posada. Xemei Ibiza, the restaurant, is based inside a 4-bedroom villa, called Posada Xemei, and will be the star of the show.
Each character will focus on a series of tasks to be completed, that as a whole will create the complex reality of the Posada Xemei. The season will have three parts: 8 episodes devoted to all the creation of the restaurant until and including opening night, a 2-part episode dedicated to the opening night, and 2 episodes that chronicle the running of the restaurant until the final guest leaves.
Duties will be split as follows:
Max Colombo, Chef Xemei, is in charge of Menu Creation, from Km 0 food sourcing while supervising the outdoor Kitchen Design.
Stefano will handle the Staff interviews, Beverage and Wine, while supervising the VW van conversion into the restaurant's centerpiece, managing the online reservations, etc.
Pietro will oversee restaurant overhaul, Garden Creation and Production.
While PR Extraordinaire Megan Goldman would be a 24 hour non-stop PR campaign to bring the notoriety needed to fill their 60 seat restaurant.
Interstitial segments of interest will be used to create a richer picture of the island as we look into the lives of the privileged jet set, surrounded by the local culture firmly anchored in its rural traditions. Visits to local markets in search of the right foods will be peppered with high end catered events of local celebrities, as the group tries to make themselves known.
Interviews with local year-round Ibiza residents will provide a down-to-earth and stark contrast to the glitz of the ever so present night life of Ibiza.
With only six weeks to do it, what will happen?
About the Team:
Max and Stefano Colombo, collectively known as the Xemei brothers, run one of Barcelona's Top Eateries- Trattoria Xemei. www.xemei.es
There, they have managed to do nearly the impossible- make the city's notoriously fickle cognoscenti make a trek to working-class Poble Sec to sample their Venetian inspired food.
After four years of unabated success, the restaurant is now the choice dining option of Hollywood A-listers, Barcelona Football players, the Fashion Industry and it is music industry's meeting room during Sonar Music Festival and a favorite of singers and producers alike (see Patti Smith sing 'Because the Night Belongs to Lovers)
The Brothers hope to repeat their success at luring diners to unlikely locations, by opening a pop-up restaurant in the North Coast of Ibiza, a feat to be documented in the serial "Posada Xemei".
The Brothers are the spokespersons for Peroni Beer in Spain and their restaurant has been featured in VOGUE, ESQUIRE, New York Times, The Guardian amongst many.
Max plays himself as the Chef Xemei.
Stefano runs the restaurant as our in-house logistics genius.
Pietro Cuevas is an Independent Film Producer whose credits include Fanchesca Page: A Musical (Sundance, San Sebastian) and the drama Ties to Rachel. He was a producer at Showtime networks (a unit of Vicaom) and their channel Flix. Since moving to Spain, he focused his attention in fashion, collaborating with Zara and Custo Barcelona, as well as producing numerous fashion shoots. He is the General Director of Pink Olive, a New Business Incubator working to create new Marketing Strategies in various fields.
Pietro plays himself, as the man putting it all together.
Megan Goldman is the founder of Silent Touch Productions, an events company. From Private Travel to High End Concierge Service to Club PR, she is the go-to person while on the island.
As Co-Producer, Renata Lopes-Merriam - CEO & Founder of the new Communications company Kingdom B, brings years of experience in Brand Development and Strategic Planning into the mix. Brazilian of birth and based in US for the last 20 years, Renata is helping us to build awareness and distribution for Xemei around the world, to raise investments and sponsorships, and to navigate this wonderfully new techy world of Kickstarter.
May - June 15 - Pre-Production
June 15 to July 31 - Principal Production Phase 1
August 1 - Opening Night
August 1 - August 26 - Principal Production Phase 2
August 27 to September 6 - Principal Production Phase 3
September 7 to November 1st - Post Production
Posada Xemei Interiors
Posada Xemei Exteriors
Posada Xemei Residence
Pietro's House and Vegetable Garden
The Island of Ibiza
Local Farmer's Market
We hope you will all join us and become part of this dream, full of delicious food, new beautiful scenery and most importantly, new unforgettable friends.
If we succeed in raising these $150,000, we will be able to realize the Posada Xemei and to develop the show, registering our entire process step-by-step, and making it all accessible to you, right here, in your computer screen.
Make this YOUR story, too! Contribute and Join us!
Please watch it and you will understand our vision. Then let us know what you think? Looking forward to your comments and participation!
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BECOME A XEMEI CELEBRITY - Your name will be graffitied on the Posada Xemei Celebrity DJ Wall, and join fellow celebrity scribblers like Shakira, Lionel Messi, Mario Testino, Penelope Cruz, Jean Paul Gaultier and Ferran Adria.Estimated delivery:
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THE B ROLL & THE POST CARD Your name on our Posada Xemei wall PLUS a secret link to the 'uncensored' B Roll footage of our very special show (available in September). AND, a gorgeous Post Card from Ibiza, with a Posada Xemei stamp, for you to use to invite your friends to come over, and watch the video with you.Estimated delivery:
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A RECIPE TREAT - All of the above PLUS a PDF Recipe of one of Xemei's famous dishes. Incremental $30 bids will award you incremental (and unique) recipes. Try our dishes as you watch the Posada Xemei B Roll video with your friends. Plan your next escape to Ibiza!Estimated delivery:
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