Gastronomía

The scorpion fish (Scorpaena scrofa), on the island known as ‘roja’, is one of the tastiest fish in Ibiza. Many fishermen have felt the effects of its poison when trying to release it from the hook once caught. They usually end up with a very swollen hand and one has to be very skillful to release it, putting the thumb...

It often happens in gastronomy that improvisation and fortuity are cited as the inspiration for some of the world’s most iconic dishes. How, for example, did anyone ever come up with the idea of crushing garlic in a mortar, adding a slow trickle of oil and stirring constantly until aioli formed? And, was it really a case of absent-mindedness that...

Gourmets have long appreciated the excellence of the Ibicenco potato. We islanders are big fans of the tuber and grow it in large quantities, both for our own use as well as for commercial outlet in markets, hotels and restaurants. Ibiza’s irrigated lands – stunning in their reddish hues that range from ochre to garnet – are rich in iron...

Ibiza, like other parts of the world with indigenous breeds of livestock, has its own cheese-making tradition, one whose distinctive varieties are different from all others. In days gone by, it was the custom in all houses where animals were raised to make cheese, natural and full of flavorful. It was sometimes eaten fresh and sometimes left to cure until...

In Ibizan cuisine there is no other crustacean more highly valued than the red lobster (Palinurus Elephas) ​​that breeds along our coast. At Es Torrent we prepare it in different ways as its succulent flesh and concentrated flavour admit multiple elaborations: in stew, flambéed, grilled, sautéed with garlic and chili. Some customers even ask us to accompany it with fried...

The formula of the Ibizan cuisine responds to multiple variables: the huge amount of foods and produce that the island generates, the cultural legacy of the different civilizations that have inhabit it, the food conservation needs back when there were no appliances, and a population with multiple festive rituals where gastronomy has always occupied a prominent place. Like the savory...