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iPad Magazine exclusive: Nature’s providence

iPad Magazine exclusive: Nature's providence

From truly stunning surroundings and an abundance of fresh, organic produce to a genuine passion for creating wonderful dining experiences, it seems Ibiza beach restaurant Babylon Beach is indeed blessed, in many more ways than one…

BEHIND THE SCENES

From the outset, it feels like Babylon Beach is low-key, laid-back, cool, calm and beautifully bohemian. But let’s be clear: what you get, is a lot more than just what you see! Behind the chic sandy terrace, rows of sun beds and strains of bespoke, curated music floating on the air is a team of dedicated, passionate and creative professionals, striving to bring you the Ibiza dream. Forget molecular cuisine or celebrity chef style concepts – Babylon Beach is all about appreciating nature’s providence, thinking locally and sustainably to create menus that are on an international level.

The head chef works closely with the farmers on Babylon Beach’s own farm, C’an Pere Mussona – the only certified organic farm on Ibiza – to cultivate exactly what the restaurant needs in terms of produce and livestock and works on a day-to-day basis with the local fishermen to obtain the finest, freshest catches. Experimenting with high tech modern cooking methods and developing unique cooking techniques with different types of wood-smoked (top secret!) flavours in a metal chargrill box oven is all part of the Babylon behind the scenes magic…

Read the full article in White Ibiza’s new Ibiza Gourmet iPad magazine, available for free download from the iTunes App Store.

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iPad Magazine exclusive: The taste of tradition

iPad Magazine exclusive: The taste of tradition

Stunning Ibiza beach restaurant – and winner of the Best Ibiza Beach Restaurant in the White Ibiza Readers’ Choice Awards in 2012 and 2013 – Amante Beach Club gives Mediterranean cuisine and local produce their very own twist on tradition!

Amante Beach Club head chef Carlos Fernandez Valdes – who hails from Barcelona but came to Ibiza to “escape the city life” in 2006 – understands his clientele, a growing number of international tourists and discerning locals, are becoming increasingly more knowledgeable about their food and its source. With this in mind, he has created a fantastic menu offering something to suit all tastes, with a twist on Mediterranean traditions and a focus on locally grown, organic produce, fresh seafood and prime cuts of meat.

Read the full article in White Ibiza’s new Ibiza Gourmet iPad magazine, available for free download from the iTunes App Store.

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Sauteéd Scallops at Bambuddha

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Famous for a menu chock-full of luxe MediterrAsian menu items, some may think it’s hard to settle on a choice at Bambuddha, so plentiful is the bounty on offer! But when you’ve tasted the succulent scallops pan-seared in butter with fresh basil, charred sweetcorn, sous-vide baby vegetables, smoked Ibiza sea salt, and crispy lotus root, it’s hard to go back… An ethereal and complex balance between earth and sea.

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Argentinian Steak at Ocean Beach Ibiza

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When your chef is Argentinian (and proud!), it goes without saying that the star dish on your menu is a classic cut of Argentinian beef, and at Ocean Beach Ibiza, chef Luciano Scardaccione‘s take on traditional steak doesn’t fail to satisfy! Served on a hearty chunk of potato gratin and drizzled with foie gras sauce, there’s nothing quite like savouring the flavour of that first bite…

Locally caught Rotja at Atzaro Beach

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One of the highlights of the new Mediterranean-infused gastronomic menu at Atzaro Beach in 2014 is the locally caught Ibiza or Formentera fish,’rotja’, delivered fresh to the restaurant on a daily basis from trusted fishermen. Cooked slowly to perfection in the oven and served with potatoes, green pepper and avocado, it is a traditional style paying homage to the restaurant’s heritage.

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Ibiza recipe: Boletus Mushroom Risotto by The Giri Cafe

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Risotto has an undeserved reputation as a complicated dish to prepare. People say there’s too much to prepare, too much stirring, not enough time… excuses, excuses! When we found out The Giri Café head chef Xavier Doménech Moreno can whip up the restaurant’s delicious boletus mushroom risotto in just 18 minutes, we had to learn the secret. Because the result – a rich and creamy, perfectly fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth risotto – tastes very far from simple! Xavi assures us however, it’s very simple to prepare and in fact, even difficult to overcook! Read more

Sambousek at Patchwork

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Traditional Lebanese Sambousek are one of the star attractions on the menu at Patchwork, the rooftop restaurant above Sa Punta and when you taste them you’ll know why… it’s love at first bite! A buttery pastry filled with deliciously flavoured ground lamb or melt-in-your-mouth cheese, perfect for dipping and sharing – the problem is, they’re so good, one portion isn’t always enough!

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Monkfish toast at Atzaro Restaurant

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One of head chef Javier Fabo’s custom creations from the beautiful La Veranda Night Restaurant in Atzaro is the light and tasty monkfish, served atop of toasted homemade bread smeared with lush, ripe avocado, then topped with a citrusy lemon alioli before being placed under a grill for the finishing, crispy touch. A great starter to share or a light meal for a hot summer night.

Read more and reserve a table at La Veranda Night Restaurant at Atzaro