Monday, March 27, 2017

Eat and Drink

Pre-Christmas night out in Ibiza town?

At this time of year the calle de la Virgen in Ibiza is usually a quaint but dark and lonely road with only two or three bars open. A group of five employers in the area have decided to change this situation and have convinced half of the street’s employers that their strength lies in unity. “It’s the first time …

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A facelift for the Jackpot Restaurant

The Jackpot Restaurant is undergoing a thorough facelift before jumping on stage next year in all of its finery. Following an agreement between the Casino of Ibiza, the famous chef Ferrán Adrià and the acrobats of Cirque du Soleil, the distinguished restaurant of the Ibiza Gran Hotel has been immersed in works that will allow a splendid reopening to be …

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Time to enjoy the beach again

A flat calm laps the beach almost silently under the gaze of a milky winter sun. The numerous mooring buoys out to sea are unoccupied, as most of the island’s boats are either under wraps or out of the water for the winter. The beach too is deserted and all of this meets with the approval of dozens of cormorants …

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Buy fresh in Sant Antoni

Rich, natural and discounted. These are the three virtues of the food sold at the Mercat Pagès de Sant Antoni. This is well known by the market regulars, like Salwa Tairi, who admits he always buys there because, “the products are fresh and you can often pick up bargains if you buy in large quantities.” Also, for parking, no need …

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A first Michelin star for a restaurant in the Balearics

“We served nonstop apart from answering the phones and running errands.” That’s Dani Serra, a young Badalona basketball fan and renowned runner, (he participated in the Marathon des Sables through the Sahara in 2010, among others), who arrived in Formentera over 20 years ago. He rented an antique casa pagesa 8.5 km from the main road of the island of …

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Ready for the pot

The popular Calle Sant Vicent in Santa Eulalia, popularly known as the ‘Restaurant Street’, hosted a day of slaughter yesterday, organised by the town’s Asociación de Restaurantes to promote the third edition of its ‘Jornades Gastronomiques del Porc’. This is to be celebrated at a dozen establishments in the municipality until December 19th. Although the act of killing the pig, …

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The Ibiza Catering Association denounce 35 illegal entities

The Asociación de Ibiza Catering y Chefs de Ibiza y Formentera have detected 35 people or companies breaking the law. In August they decided to hire a private investigator to compile a dossier on these illegalities to submit to the authorities. “The detective is already preparing the dossier so that we can formalise the complaints. We have videos and pictures …

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