Nikkei Temple Coricancha Returns

Posted on May 19, 2017

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

Last year, the Japanese and Peruvian fusion restaurant Coricancha was, without a doubt, one of our favourite new arrivals on the White Isle. In fact, after a dinner that spanned several hours from sunset until well into the moonlit night, we were so blown away we told all our foodie friends we would ‘kill them if you don’t go and check it out’. On Monday, May 22, the venue returns for the 2017 season and you better believe we will be first through the door!

So what makes us so obsessed with Coricancha, we hear you ask? Let us explain… Part of the renowned Blue Marlin Ibiza Group, you know you can rely on the fact that the surroundings will be beautiful, the food and drinks of topmost quality and the service outstanding. But Coricancha takes you on a culinary journey that delves deep into exotic cultures and ancient cooking techniques, guided by the passionate team and seasoned with a generous sprinkle of sheer magic. So much thought and care has gone into every little detail, it’s impossible not to be wowed.

Coricancha by la skimal

Coricancha by la skimal

Named after the revered Temple of the Sun in Cusco, Peru, where the sun god Inti was worshipped, the restaurant pays tribute to the myth that the deity married his sister, the moon, and that they sent their two children to teach humankind to farm the land and care for the animals. Honouring this wisdom and paying homage to planet earth, Coricancha combines innovative techniques with quality ingredients from Peru, Japan and Ibiza to create an immersive gourmet experience that will leave you not only sated, but enriched with new knowledge and appreciation. With its stunning views over the Salinas salt pans and perfectly angled to enjoy breath-taking sunset views, the grand opening promises an evocative journey through the ancient flavours of the Inca lands, indulging the creative flair and passion of the talented chefs.

Coricancha by la skimal

We recommend you start the night with a cocktail from the extensive menu, which has been split into four categories to pay tribute to the four elements of water, fire, earth and air. Crafted from only the finest ingredients, a firm favourite of ours was the Sep, a sweet mix of Bacardi rum, almond, seaweed, sake shiso, lime, wild fern leaf dill and a dash of saline solution, which was served in cute little porcelain sipping cups that pay homage to the Japan’s tea culture. With a cloud of lemon verbena steam rolling out of the wooden tray it came served on, the immersive experience was complete. Meanwhile, the Wind concoction from the element grouping of air combined Absolute Elyx vodka, St Germain, chamomile flower aperitif wine, mandarin sherbet and Mumm champagne for a zesty drink with distinct floral notes. Again the presentation was nothing short of beautiful with fresh petals attached to the glass with edible glue and a spritz of orange blossom water to give the impression they have just been blown onto the tumbler by the a gentle sea breeze.

Coricancha by la skimal

The food is every inch as spectacular, with the menu boasting authentic and innovative dishes such as tuna tataki served with ponzu sauce, pumpkin chutney and a special Peruvian chilli, baby squid tempura served with mashed potatos, avocado puree and octopus mayonnaise, Samburina baby scallops baked in spicy butter, a rack of beef seasoned with rosemary and sesame on a carob sauce and side dishes such as choclo con parmesano, a sweet grilled corn cob smothered in finely grated cheese. Coricancha also serves sushi, and last year we swooned over the flambé salmon nigiri with crunchy sea asparagus from the neighbouring Salinas habitat, and the special king prawn uramaki. If you haven’t already tried Coricancha, we cannot urge you enough to do so this summer and the opening will be your first chance to experience the magic of this incredible gourmet gem!

Information & Reservations
w: www.coricanchaibiza.com
t: +34 971 07 42 26

Coricancha by la skimal

Coricancha by la skimal

Coricancha by la skimal