Urban Spaces Streat Kitchen

Posted on September 10, 2013

Words: Esther Nicklin
Images: La Skimal

Us ladies at Essential decided it was about time we did lunch, so Fashion Editor Charlotte and photographer Isa joined me for a much needed break from our laptops. If you find yourself needing to re-fuel around Ibiza Town, we’re pleased to confirm that Urban Spaces Art Hotel is serving up some fantastic Streat Food to lick your taste buds into shape.

Urban Spaces
Streat Food

You place your order direct from the kitchen in reception, with more than an eyeful of art to gawp at. Nicholas Dixon’s amazing jigsaw of colour never ceases to amaze, and we loved Richie Hawtin’s ‘do not enter’ sign sealing off the staff area. If you’re not rushing off on the next Balearic errand, why not eat on the terrace where some very important words set the tone; “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” With this is mind we accepted our host Ivano’s kind offer of wine and dove into a lush cool bottle of Castillo Perelada Blanc de Blancs, discussing food allergies and tortilla preparation in pleasant dappled shade. Our predecessors had been getting creative on the black board tables, but soon enough some street style packaging landed before us, distracting us from their designs.

Streat Food
Streat Food

First up was nicely spicey Jalepeno peppers in breadcrumbs, filled with deliriously hot cheddar cheese (€4) – a delightful combo for us seriously hungry chicks. Next up, but previously unknown to us Brits was a typical dish from Madrid – the calamari sandwich(€6). Who knew that a battered squid bocadillo could taste so good? The chicken wings (€6) were super salty and uber tasty with an extra crispy zing, and after minutes (or was it seconds) only bones remained. But luckily another little package turned up, filled with home-made fries (€3.50) sprinkled with tonnes of salt and black pepper for a really tasty treat. At first us ladies were very polite, but when it came to the last few fries; they disappeared as if by magic.

Streat Food
Streat Food

Things got more exciting with the jelly-fish and wakami salad (€6.50); fab for sushi fans and the more adventurous. It’s already a staple in Japan and a delicacy that more and more Spanish chefs are starting to use. It’s a sad fact that intense tuna farming has affected the food chain so much that jelly fish are rife, and with so many on our beaches you may as well tuck in. With such a great selection of light bites and tasty nibbles there’s no better place to try than here at Urban Spaces, where the jelly fish and wakami salad is one of this month’s specials, alongside a chicken teriyaki bruschetta (€6). What made this dish extra special were the finely sliced carrot, deliciously sweet beetroot and yukka chips – manna sent from heaven.

Streat Food

For me the Urban Burger was the best, cooked to perfection, smothered in cheese and encased in a soft sesame seed bun. The Pad Thai (€6) was also divine, and with loads of other bits and bobs on offer like grilled chorizo on bread, carrot and cabbage salad, fajita, pizza and battered gambas, there’s something for everyone at very fair prices. Breakfast is also available all day long, with special cocktails to tickle your fancy. Should you need to rest your head and wake up to some superb art, Urban Spaces are selling their suites for a mere €70 per night in winter – what better way to try it all. Here’s to the next ladies lunch!