Author: Xescu

To understand Ibiza it is essential to know its history. Phoenicians, Punics, Romans, Byzantines, Vandals, Arabs and Christians have dominated it over the centuries. The island has been inhabited since the year 5,000 BC, although it was not until the arrival of the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC that it became a strategic enclave in the Mediterranean. At that...

One of the essential gastronomic experiences of the summer is to enjoy the melon that is grown in Ibiza. The particular characteristics of the island soil and the intensity of the sun give this fruit an unusual sweetness and a texture so watery that it is hardly found in other latitudes. In Es Torrent we take advantage of this characteristic...

In the menu of Es Torrent we usually offer sea snails, an exquisite bite, which we prepare very carefully since it is a delicate product that requires the right cooking. The most common variety we offer is the so-called horn (Boccinum undatum), which has a large shell, about 6 or 7 centimeters, although from time to time we also receive...

The star products of Ibizan cuisine are undoubtedly the fish and seafood that fishermen catch with their nets and gear. Less often, however, reference is made to the extraordinary quality of cephalopod molluscs, which are an essential part of the island's marine recipes. With them, such emblematic dishes as octopus frita or squid stuffed with sobrasada, which is the Pitiuso sausage...

Although in Es Torrent we develop an eminently marine cuisine, we must recognize that Ibiza also has a long tradition of meat production, which generates exquisite products linked to self-consumption that has characterized Ibizan homes for centuries. Livestock has always existed in the island's country houses. Although cows were always the exception in Ibiza, milk was obtained from goats and sheep,...