A Glamorous Girly Dinner At KM5

Posted on June 24, 2017

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

Now in its 23rd year, almost three decades after opening its doors for the first time a dinner at the glamorous restaurant and lounge bar KM5 still elicits the kind of excitement and sense of occasion few can match on the island. Set within the walls and gardens of a 400-year-old finca, with a simply magical al fresco drinking and dining space opening up out in the tree-shrouded backyard, with its modern take on Balearic ambience, delicious food offering and exciting entertainment, its no surprise that the iconic venue is beloved by A-Listers, international jetsetters and discerning holidaymakers alike. This week, we went along for a girly dinner, to enjoy the mouth-watering treats on the menu, great music and a spot of people watching!

Located on the rather unassuming road that runs between San Jordi and San Jose, little gives away from the outside the electric ambience, fine dining menu, world-class DJs and fashionable crowd that awaits within – just one of the many reasons the likes of Kate Moss have frequented KM5 over the years. Despite its privacy, though, it’s definitely a place to ‘see and be seen’, and make a statement with your outfit. Fusing food, music, fashion and art, the sophisticated venue offers so much more than the fine dining it is best known for. Enter from the front of the building and we challenge you not to go wild in its carefully curated boutique, while throughout the whole venue, artwork from hot international talent is exhibited.

km5 by la skimal

km5 by la skimal

km5 by la skimalWe arrived from the garden end and got immediately caught up in the decidedly funky grooves echoing through the garden, where people where enjoying pre-dinner cocktails and chatting animatedly on the sofas dotted around the space. Taking our seat on the terrace, crisp glasses of an elegant Mar & Cel Chardonnay appeared as if by magic, to accompany the variety of starters we began our meal with. A creamy goats cheese salad became an instant table favourite because we discovered not one, but a double layer of the perfectly baked dairy delight crowning the green spinach leaves, with sweet caramelised nuts providing a satisfying crunchy contrast. A fresh tuna tartar tasted as amazing as it looked presented on a creamy bed of avocado crème and decorated with tiny edible flowers, while a sprinkling of caviar on top and mini chunks of mango added bursts of zest and salt to the subtle sea flavours.

km5 by la skimal

km5 by la skimal

km5 by la skimal

Flexing its Nikkei muscles, the KM5 team also sent out a bowl of light and vibrant classic ceviche, cooked in the traditional citrusy tiger milk. Sharp sweet onion and dulcet sweet corn nibs provided a contrast to the zesty marinade and the delicate white fish. Meanwhile, the meat lovers at our table swooned over the tender steak tartar, served on a bed of cream cheese, which we ladled up with crunchy crystal bread. Meanwhile, the dining space was filling up with couples enjoying a romantic date and groups of friends enjoying both the music and culinary offering.

km5 by la skimal

km5 by la skimal

Our main courses arrived, a selection of dishes from KM5’s spectacular and renowned meat menu as well as some treats from the sea, so we loosened our belts and got ready to tuck in. A satisfyingly dense grilled octopus surprised us with a contrast of textures and aromas as it was served with thin slices of crispy dried pork, caramelised onion, trendy purple potatoes and fruity sundried tomatoes. Another treasure from the Mediterranean, the grilled lubina, a tasty local fish, was accompanied by fragrant jasmine rice and a colourful side salad, perfect for those who want to nourish themselves or watch that beach body!

km5 by la skimal

km5 by la skimal

km5 by la skimalMuch has been said about KM5’s meat offering. Only the best cuts from purebred cows are imported from countries including Argentina, Uruguay, New Zealand and Spain, before being cooked to perfection over an oak wood grill. Our eyes almost popped out of our heads when saw a flank piece of 100% Angus beef, decorated with a variety of colourful roast vegetables, approach our table. It’s hard to do the perfect flavours and texture, divine with a sauce of herby chimichurri, justice, so just trust us when we say it was heavenly – or, even better, go and try it for yourself ASAP. Another instant table favourite was the delicious, delicately flavoured lamb shoulder, which was served on what might be the tastiest and creamiest potato mash we have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. We washed it down with a rich bodied Marques De Careers Reserva 2011.

km5 by la skimal

km5 by la skimal

km5 by la skimal

As you can imagine, there wasn’t much room left in our bellies, but judging by how amazing every course that had come before had been, we ordered a selection of starters – and it was worth every calorie! The cheesecake was light and won us over with its sweet vanilla aromas and deconstructed crumbly biscuit base, while a rich chocolate brownie melted in our mouths. Soft pancakes filled with a toffee cream and topped with vanilla ice cream were as indulgent as you can get, while the classic Tarte Tatin scored full marks with its caramel infused apples and crisp pastry base. Having worked our way through a feast of nine dishes, we decided a little boogie was in order, so we headed inside to continue yet another memorable evening at KM5 on the dance floor…

Information & Reservations
t: +34 971 396 349
w:www.km5-lounge.com

km5 by la skimal

km5 by la skimal

km5 by la skimal

km5 by la skimal