Cocktails, Food And More On The Sunset Strip At Savannah

Posted on July 12, 2019

Words: Kane Allen

Images: La Skimal

San Antonio’s sunset strip is the ideal holiday hotspot and the perfect way to enjoy an Ibiza evening full of fine food, delicious cocktails and unrivalled views of the west of the island’s stunning sunset. Located in the heart of the action, Savannah is a perfect choice for those seeking all this and more. Essential Ibiza headed down to San Antonio’s famous sunset strip to sample Savannah’s tasty dining offerings and refreshing cocktails – as well take in the beautiful view over the west coast of Ibiza, as day turned to night.

It’s an unwritten holiday rule to settle down and sip on a cocktail on the sunset strip in San Antonio. After years of entertaining tourists and locals alike, Savannah has perfected its cocktail offerings. With a menu as long as the strip itself, we were spoilt for choice between classic creations and more unique ones. Playing it safe with two martinis to begin with – a pornstar and an espresso version – the tastes of both these cocktails were by no means montonous. They’re classics for a reason. The passion fruit puree had a rich tanginess which was deliciously diffused by an added shot of cava. If getting boozy isn’t your thing, there’s always the alcohol-free cocktail options to try. The Crush Tropical, with passion fruit, lime and Sprite, was just as refreshing as the others. We finished off with a Grasshopper – a favourite around the table – which was a little more on the dessert side, with mint and chocolate liqueur. It was sweet liquid goodness that felt like an Aero in a glass.

For reservations or further information contact jessica@essentialibiza.com.

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With our cocktails tried, tested and most definitely approved, the starters made their way to the table, which had a perfect view of the gradual sunset to our side. First was Savannah’s most popular first-dish offering: Patatas Bravas. A Spanish staple across the mainland and the island, you can’t go wrong. What’s not to like? Fluffy potato pieces drenched in a full-bodied tomato sauce. Winner. On the more health-conscious side, we dipped into some creamy humous with a selection of compliments, which included crunchy crudités and toasted pitta bread. Moving away from the vegetables, it was time to try some fish. A plate of never-ending calamari and a spicy tuna tartare with avocado, red onion and apple were an ideal tasty twosome that fired-up our palates and had us itching for the next round.

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Savannah’s sunset setting is truly unmatched. You won’t find many better places on the island to witness the sun disappear into the sea, where you can take-in first-hand the ultimate Ibiza postcard picture. After seeing it finally fade – along with cheers, whistles and claps – our mains were already on the table. I was pleased to see more fish. The tuna tataki salad had a subtle spice from the wasabi, which was perfectly partnered with the fresh-tasting fish, seared to an ideal doneness, but out of the two main seafood dishes we tried, the grilled squid, for me, came out on top. It had a nicely firmed texture, with that lovely grilled taste that brings back many holiday barbeque memories. With kale and a buttery potato mash rested below it, this one was a winner.

Moving away from the seafood delights, we tucked-in to a chicken shisha with pitta bread, as well as a fusilli pasta dish with tomato and parmesan. Savannah’s myriad of culinary tastes was impressive. Head chef Sergio later explained his love for cooking all kinds of dishes and experimenting with all kinds of flavours and textures. A Spanish native, Sergio earned his kitchen stripes in Madrid, where he studied a Hotel Management course, just like many of the world’s finest chefs. To be able to perfectly prepare such different dishes was a true testament to his dexterity in the kitchen.

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With the savoury treats down and our stomachs by no means out, the desserts flew out of the kitchen and into our eyeline. The first was a banana split, covered in sweet-tooth tantalising goodness. There was cream, chocolate, vanilla and of course banana. It was messy, but amazing – and there was still room for the light and airy coconut mousse, which dissolved on the tongue. Truly refreshing and oh so delicious.

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Savannah may be known for its sunset location, but the food is just as stunning. Head down to the San Antonio coastal strip and enjoy its world-class culinary and cocktail delights. With live music and special guest DJs in attendance – as well as amazing pre-parties for some of the island’s biggest club nights – Savannah is a holiday hotspot that you’ll want to add to your Ibiza getaway plans.

Further Information & Reservations
e: jessica@essentialibiza.com
w: savannahibiza.com

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