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Flavours of the world in the port of Ibiza

February 2018 | Trends | Gastronomy | Ibiza

A string of restaurants overlook the sea in the Marina Botafoch and the Marina Ibiza, with views of Dalt Vila. The perfect place to be delighted by the variety of the gastronomy proposals.
  • It Ibiza Terrace | © It Ibiza
  • Maya Beach Club | © Maya Beach Club
  • A Son de Mar | © Victor Moreno
  • Lío Restaurante Club Cabaret | © Ana Ruiz de Villota

Mediterranean gastronomy can be enjoyed at Café Sidney, a place for relaxing on its wonderful terrace from breakfast to dinner with dishes prepared using fresh ingredients, Asian nights and Sunday brunch. A Son de Mar offers a sublime menu of rice dishes, paellas and fideuás, garnished with touches of fusion with other cultures and delicious entrées. And ever since 1987, the Ferrer family has been running Barlovento, a comfortable establishment where you can enjoy extraordinary breakfasts, authentic Spanish tapas and the best of Ibiza’s traditional cuisine. 

Enthusiasts of Italian food have numerous options. Piccola Cucina Ibiza, with a friendly atmosphere, boasts the skill of Philip Guardione to innovate traditional Sicilian cuisine. Il Giardinetto is a real classic, famous for its Italian dishes and a delicious variety of pizzas. At Trattoria del Mar, the brothers Antonio, Luciano and Alessandro d’Ambrosio prepare food with a Neapolitan seal throwing in a hint of avant-garde and exquisite homemade pastas accompanied by Spanish and Italian wines. 

It Ibiza is the club lounge and fashionable place where chef Gennarino Esposito, with two Michelin stars, reveals the best flavours of Mediterranean cuisine, combined with an extensive list of cocktails and wines from the best wineries. Another place committed to the best of Italy is the Maya Harbour Wine Restaurant & Shop — which is run by the Maya Beach Club Ibiza in Cala Vedella—, where you can enjoy the Ibizan night with traditional dishes with modern flair, accompanied by great wines and champagnes. Los Pasajeros, with its wonderful outdoor terrace, offers tempting lunchtime set menus, à la carte dishes at night and the weekend and a wide variety of pizzas made by a Neapolitan cook. 

The French touch is provided by La Terrasse Botafoch, where you can try the pleasing cuisine of Arnaud Carrel, with a menu of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and beverages on a splendid terrace. Temakinho Brasil fuses Brazilian and Japanese cooking – light, fresh and nutritional dishes adapted to tropical ingredients with the Temaki as their star. At Just Fish Ibiza, the customer chooses the specimens of fresh seafood and fish, which are weight and cooked in view. And sushi fans have a date at any time in Sushi Point Ibiza, with lounge and terrace where the best music is always played.

In the Marina Ibiza, there are even more options! Blue Marlin Ibiza is an extension of one of the island’s most famous beach clubs, a meeting place for luxurious breakfasts, evenings with cocktails and champagne or Oriental and Mediterranean-inspired dinners. Lío Restaurante Club Cabaret combines an exclusive dinner with live show featuring famous artists to experience the most elegant and liveliest nights. Capuccino Grand Café is a perfect place for meeting up at any time of day, with excellent breakfasts, lunches, dinners or cocktails. And face to face with Dalt Vila is Calma Bistró, for relaxing from morning to night enjoying its Mediterranean cuisine.

Seafaring recipes
In Ibiza, the products of the sea  shape a universe of dishes featuring fish that is grilled or cooked with rice, incorporated into soups, fish balls, cocas or casseroles. Octopus is prepared with onion or used as the main ingredient of frit de polp, chopped and fried with potatoes and vegetables. Squid is cooked in batter or filled with fish or meat. Skate fins are eaten marinated and fried, and skate is the star of the insuperable borrida de rajada. The highly-prized pearly razorfish, with its exquisite delicate, white, is consumed coated in flour and fried. The queen of seafood is lobster, cooked Ibizan-style or à la marinière, preceded by a soup and accompanied by alioli. 

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