One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro – the ultra-luxury brand’s first resort in Europe – debuts Tapasake Club, the social center of the resort. The new venue offers a laid-back, sophisticated day-to-night atmosphere, and combines the peerless service for which One&Only is famous, with a chic environment inspired by the Adriatic Riviera.
Tapasake Club at One&Only Portonovi is the ultimate beach-side club destination. It features 40 metre swimming pool lined with signature poolside gazebos alongside an aqua bar. Guests can enjoy the sun with eclectic poolside bites and soulful tunes during the day, and admire spirited sunset sessions in the evening. In addition, there will be a changing cadre of live music, entertainment and global talent with special events from globally acclaimed DJs, musicians and artists.
Tapasake Club serves a fusion menu of Japanese-inspired tapas-style dishes. The menu includes flavorsome plates of sushi and sashimi, ceviche, and a selection of marinated fish seared over hot coals, complemented with fresh salads, vegetable tempura, and delectable small plates. Guests can sample the menu either by the tapas counter or can retreat to their poolside spot.
Guests can discover the onyx stone, reclaimed timber, dark woods and oriental screens of geometric design of the restaurant. The evening menu at Tapasake combines Europe’s small plate dining experience with Japan’s authentic refinement. The dinner includes dishes such as grilled octopus with chimichurri crust, baby chicken with a yakiniku salsa and crispy rice sashimi pizza. The restaurant is helmed by Chef de Cuisine Cedrick Bayjoo, renowned for overseeing the opening of Nobu at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai.
Spirits are celebrated at Tapasake with Asian-inspired cocktails with the fresh ingredients taking centre stage, crafted by the resort’s expert mixologists. Signature concoctions from Tapasake include rare Japanese Sake and traditional Montenegrin Rakija infused with green tea, matcha and yuzu. Guests can sip on the Nihon Negroni made with Japanese gin, the Sunny Samurai with accents of Angostura bitters, or the Blushing Geisha, with hints of hemp Kombucha. A selection of Japanese whiskey ice spheres is also available, for those who want to ease themselves into the multifaceted world of Japanese whiskey, known for its experimental flavors. Tapasake is also home to an extensive list of international wines.
At night, the club transforms into a buzzing nightspot. The line-up of entertainment continuously evolves throughout the summer season with performances from globally renowned DJs and live bands.
The resort’s signature cabanas offer spacious, private lounging areas. These exclusive spaces can be booked for groups for up to six guests and are just steps from the pool for refreshing dips throughout the day. Overlooking both the reflection pool and the Adriatic Sea beyond, each cabana comes equipped with its own soundbar, loungers and flat screen TV with amenities including Louis Roederer Champagne, fresh fruit juices, as well as Tapasake’s signature bites. Tapasake Club can also be hired exclusively for private parties and events.