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The Serena Cook Column

Pacha Magazine

The Serena Cook Column

The Queen of Concierge

Serena Cook is Ibiza's go-to-girl for high-end concierge services. Her company Deliciously Sorted is referenced almost every week by media, and now she is Pacha's new monthly columnist alongside Rossetta Montenegro.

"Early season in Ibiza is always heavenly, with the island looking so pretty, the sea getting warmer and expectation in the air.

And on top of the usual beginning-of-season work overload, I've been busy organising a new campaign through my charity, the Ibiza Preservation Fund - to buy fire planes! At the beginning of last summer, hundreds of acres in the north of the island were devestated by a fire which got really out of control because we have no fire planes in Ibiza. They had to come from Mallorca - where there was also a fire raging that day - and the 36-hour delay resulted in an appalling level of destruction. Soon I hope Ibiza will have its very own fleet, and in the meantime I am busy raising €250,000 to make it happen. 

My favourite foodie discovery of the summer so far is Taco Paco in Santa Eularia - think La Paloma goes Mexican, so pretty and quirky. Fresh, tangy margaritas are made with owner Dario's secret ingredient, and the properly spicy ceviche, awesome "guacaburgers" and tasty tamales are to die for.

Other gourmet highlights this past month have been the new menu at Sa Punta, new chef Ben's food at Elements on Benirras - exquisito! - and the newly opened Beso Beach on Illetas in Formentera, where we followed finger lickin' good lobster and Formentera prawn paella with dancing in the sand. Then there are the new dishes at Macao Santa Gertrudis where the Vittelo Tonato is like you've never tried it before; buono di brutto, as the Italians say. And for Sunday lunch local style, it has to be S'Illot in Portinatx.

And the party season is already in full flow. Richy Ahmed and Jamie Jones's Thursday night residency at DC10 is truly rocking - what a brilliant addition to the island's weekly dance calendar. Then there was Avicii at Pacha and the 123 Festival, while Sundays at Blue Marlin are already fully out of control by 5pm! I also loved KM5's Brazilian night, Francisco's birthday at Pacha, Atzaro's restaurant opening and fashion show extravaganza, Lío's first birthday and - my absolute favourite - Lisa B's 'Wild' weekend for her 40th birthday celebrations, which saw the great and the good fly in from all over the world. 

Culturally, I loved Baron Woolman's talk at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes. Baron was a Rolling Stone magazine photographer whose iconic images of rock gods defined the '60s, '70s and '80s. Not only were his photographs stunning, his anecdores of fast living had us all gripped - even on an island where burning the candle at both ends is what we do best."