Gastronomía

Today, Ibiza is a worldwide known island, with an economy based on tourism and complementary services. It has hotels and accommodation of all kinds and tastes, from casual to the most luxurious, and the dining options have nothing to envy to any other tourist destination. However, the current lifestyle of Ibiza is relatively new, since it comes from the 70s...

The ‘Ibizan Cigala Real’ (in English, Norway lobster or langoustine) is one of the most delicious, surprising and exclusive delicacies of Ibizan cuisine. Inside the thick shell of this crustacean, whose appearance may be somewhat unattractive and even prehistoric, awaits an intense seafood flavor with a texture that reminiscent of the island’s red lobster. Its originality and outstanding quality make it...

For gastronomy aficionados, the first thing that catches the attention of an island with such a limited territory like Ibiza is the extraordinary variety of products and elaborated foods. The self-sufficiency culture that existed until the late twentieth century has evolved into a cottage industry that helps keeping the flavours and characteristics of yesteryear, providing restaurants with exquisite products and...

Time flies and, as this summer rolls round, it will mark thirty years since we first opened our doors to the public. It almost seems like yesterday, but, somewhere along the line, the rustic wood shack we started out in has been refurbished and enhanced with more comfortable amenities. We’ve come a long way since our early days and it...

A decade ago, white wines dominated overwhelmingly the wine menus of seafood restaurants in Ibiza (and almost in the rest of the world too). Red wines were ordered sporadically, but always had an acceptable stock for serving those customers that weren’t into Muscats, Chardonnays or Albariños. The demand of known champagnes was also minor in relation to its current supremacy,...

In our country, the cuisine in Easter is a whole category itself, but some dishes are so valued that have ended up being enjoyed all year round. Including the popular torrijas, pestiños, the ‘mona de Pascua’, potaje de vigilia stew and cod fritters, to mention some of the most popular ones. But Ibiza also has its own traditional Easter dishes,...

Without a doubt, among the fantastic seafood cuisine you can find in Ibiza, there are two absolutely masterful dishes: 'bullit de peix' and 'guisat de peix'. Two different dishes but with many similarities, and which are part of the key dishes in the menu of Es Torrent. However, depending on the part of the island, they will make it one...

One of the delicacies of Ibiza that is virtually unknown outside the island is the ‘espardenya’, a delicious seafood with an unusual texture, which also constitutes one of the great successes of the menu of Es Torrent. Although in Catalonia and the rest of the Balearics, fishermen often call this animal by the same name, its most common name is...

In the post we published last October about the olive oil of Ibiza, we mentioned that the Greek historian Diodorus Siculus had already described the island in the 1st century BC as a territory of vineyards. But archaeologists have been able to date the origin of our wine culture back to even more ancient times: the Phoenician period of the...