Maymanta is the jewel in the crown at the already outstanding Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe hotel. This exquisite Ibiza fine dining restaurant with a Peruvian twist is located on the hotel’s spectacular panoramic rooftop. With Santa Eulalia harbour and the Mediterranean Sea twinkling below, Maymanta has become one of the island’s most talked about culinary hotspots.
Esteemed Peruvian chef Omar Malpartida is the genius behind the Maymanta menu, which takes diners on a whirlwind tour for the tastebuds flitting between locations including Peru, the Amazon, the Andes, and the Pacific. Previously one of Madrid’s most talked about talents, Chef Malpartida has brought his penchant for sharing plates to this Ibiza fine dining destination, where the beauty of each dish is matched only by the surrounding landscape.
Divided into mouth-watering sections, the Maymanta menu is entwined with Chef Malpartida’s Peruvian heritage scattered with flecks of international inspiration. A contemporary take on mixed ceviche is tossed in the wok with seafood, leche de tigre, smoked peppers, sweet potato purée and crispy squid. Each plate is enhanced by the chef’s inimitable flair so don’t skip the other Ibiza fine dining specialities to share including the poularde croqueta and the grilled marrow served with sirloin tartare, Peruvian tabasco, yellow chilli and homemade pickles.
Other unmissable delights at this Ibiza fine dining restaurant include the Maymanta rendition of the causa de mar – a traditional Peruvian delicacy created with potato, salmon tartare, yellow ají, fried egg, crunchy seaweed and avocado cream. A velvety wheat risotto dubbed trigoto is accompanied by parmesan foam, Ibizan Ses Cabretes cheese and a mushroom ragù while the melt-in-the-mouth Peruvian beef ribs are cooked at low temperatures and glazed in a tangy carob Nikkei style sauce.
Leave room for desserts because the surprising Torrija Apicaronada is a delicious milk-soaked squash brioche macerated in pisco, cinnamon and cardamom served with fig and honey ice cream. Bring a crew because you’ll also want to dip into the Cocoa Bol – 70% chocolate mousse, strawberry tartare, roasted banana ice cream, cacao nibs and caramelised corn. Open daily for dinner from 7.30pm Maymanta is an Ibiza fine dining restaurant best enjoyed in the company of friends. Arrive at dusk for cocktails followed by a full sensory experience that lingers long after the sun has set.