"For All We Know, [Italo's SITD Premiere] Is The Hottest Spot In The Universe." - Stab Mag
Compliments to the chef. A happy fan greets the restaurant's prodigious proprietor — Italo Ferreira. Photo: IF15

“For All We Know, [Italo’s SITD Premiere] Is The Hottest Spot In The Universe.”

Did you know Italo owns a restaurant… in Bali?

style // May 6, 2023
Words by Christian Bowcutt
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Watch ep 1 of Italo’s Stab in the Dark here, whether you’re in Bali or not.

Ok, so this title quote is from Midnight in Paris. Owen Wilson says it. He was talking about… Paris.

But Paris and Italo Ferreira’s Stab In The Dark premiere have a few things in common: Good food, potent elixirs, jubilant dancing, and beautiful people.

The grand premiere took place last night in Bali at OYA Kitchen, which Italo owns. Yes, among catching 63 waves an hour, winning an Olympic gold medal, and clinching a world title, the man has time to deploy his capital and purchase a restaurant. The cool get cooler.

Not bad for a kid whose first surfboard was the styrofoam lid of his dad’s fishing cooler.

So, engage in some healthy voyeurism and sneak a peek at the festivities:

A packed house replete with eager Italo fans. Photo: IF15
I’d pay to see Italo at the Met Gala next year. Photo: IF15
An audience of Italo fans as captive as iPad kids. Photo: IF15
Exhibit A: The aforementioned potent elixirs and jubilant dancing. Photo: IF15
Exhibit B. Photo: IF15
O campeão do povo. The People’s Champ. Photo: IF15
Oh, to be young and in Bali. Photo: IF15
If you could ask Italo one question — what would it be? Photo: IF15
More captive iPad kids. Photo: IF15
In a world of bite-sized Instagram surf edits, a good old-fashioned surf premiere is a rare delicacy. Photo: IF15
After hours the party continued outside. Thanks to all who attended. Photo: IF15


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