A Blissful Seaside Lunch At Atzaro Beach

Posted on July 1, 2018

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

With temperatures soaring and the sun beaming down on the White Isle, where better to spend a leisurely lunch with your nearest and dearest than overlooking the azure waters of the Balearic Sea? Perched on the rocky cliffs that overlook the beautiful beach of Cala Nova in the North of the island, Atzaro Beach offers a relaxed and breezy spot to escape the hustle and bustle of high season Ibiza. We popped in on a sun-drenched Friday afternoon to celebrate the impending weekend with good food and great friends.

The Atzaro brand is synonymous with understated natural luxury, and the elegant restaurant and beach club represents this aesthetic perfectly. With the sunrays bouncing off the dazzling white interiors, turquoise cushions mirroring the shades of the azure waters and a vintage fishing boat converted into a comfortable lounging space, the venue pays tribute to Ibiza’s close relationship with the sea. An onsite fashion boutique, massage services, huge daybeds and, of course, those breath-taking views complete the blissful set-up. Meanwhile, younger guests will be entertained in the Kid’s Corner while their parents can enjoy the culinary offering inn the safe knowledge there little ones are well looked after.

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Taking our seats in the ‘front row’ of the dining space, where guests can enjoy unspoilt views for days, we resisted the well-stocked wine list and exotic cocktail creations in favour of a refreshing virgin mojito and the homemade cucumber and mint lemonade. While we were choosing from the many temptations on the menu, the friendly staff brought as a palette-cleansing chupito of melon and mint, perfect for a hot summer’s day. With a selection of easy-listening covers of some of the world’s biggest ballads drifting into our ear, we joked that the setting was so romantic, we may have arrived as friends but would inevitably leave as lovers!

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Atzaro Beach offers a tasty selection of authentic Mediterranean dishes and fresh seafood, made with top quality local produce. For starters, we shared a delicious salmon tartar, the delicate fish served with creamy avocado chunks and a zesty citrus dressing. We also couldn’t resist one of the new plates for this season, homemade spinach ravioli filled with creamy ricotta cheese and pumpkin, served in a fruity napolitana sauce. Cooked perfectly al dente, the textures and subtly balanced flavours make this a must for pasta lovers!

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It would be a crime not to try at least one of Atzaro Beach’s fresh fish and seafood dishes, and so we went wild in the ‘pescado’ section of the menu. The grilled dorada was served with a healthy green side salad and wowed with its silky texture, subtle sea flavour and crispy golden skin. Meanwhile, the meaty monkfish was accompanied by a trendy seaweed salad, an addictive combination. And if you didn’t order a paella, did you even have lunch at the beach? Unable to resist this classic Spanish treat, we shared a pan filled with golden rice, a delightful combination of fluffy and crisp grains that was bursting with crab meat, chunks of white fish, plump mussels and juicy king prawns.

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With just enough room left for dessert and coffees, our blissful afternoon drew to a close with a colourful fruit ceviche topped with a layer of aromatic, caramelised cream cheese, a silky yoghurt mousse infused with a tropical mango coulis and – on the naughty side of the spectrum – a luxurious brownie served with vanilla ice ream that had us fork-fighting over the last bite. Not able to resist the lure of the mesmerising sea any longer, we left in agreement that this was the perfect way to start into the weekend – and with that exhilarating ‘Friday feeling’ available an day in Ibiza, when are you visiting Atzaro Beach to get a taste of paradise?

Further Information & Reservations
t: +34 971 078 228
w: www.atzaro.com/beach

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