Ibiza foodies, listen up! There’s a hot new must-visit restaurant on Ibiza’s gastronomic map, a stunning beach restaurant where the food is equally as exquisite as the view – and when you see the jaw-dropping view over Cala Tarida, you’ll know that’s really saying something about the quality at Cotton Beach Club.
Having travelled the world many times over, founders (and self-confessed health freaks!) Christian and Merete Marstrander knew exactly the menu concept they wanted when opening their own beach club in May 2014. More than just a modern fusion menu, they wanted to take the very best elements and dishes from their favourite international destinations and give them a uniquely Ibiza twist, to appeal to both local and international diners.
Upon meeting head chef Marcelo Eufrosino Rodrigues – who hails from Brazil originally but has worked all around the globe – their vision became a reality: a beach club menu that offers something to tempt all tastebuds. Above all, the focus is on creating each dish with the highest quality produce and ingredients – Marcello sources the very best local and seasonal fruits and vegetables where possible.
The menu takes diners on a trip around the world via deluxe salads, ultra-fresh seafood, rich meats and classic burgers, traditional rice dishes and pasta, plus a special nod to the restaurant’s Spanish heritage with a small selection of tapas dishes to share.
For those seeking a truly authentic Spanish experience, Paella Valenciana will sate your appetite or you can snack on pimientos de padron dusted in parmesan cheese, indulge in patatas bravas or share a plate of Iberico ham and local cheeses while you peruse the rest of the menu…
Fancy a visit to Italy? The creamy, lush burrata fuses the famous cheese flown in especially to Cotton beach Club with a range of local tomatoes, while the risotto of mushroom, parmesan and white truffle will blow your mind… and your tastebuds! Detour via France for some saffron mussels, pop over to Brazil for chef Marcello’s mama’s very own grilled squid recipe, or the classic method of grilling steak with pineapple and enjoy a taste of the Orient with stir fries, coconut-infused curried tiger prawns with mago and papaya, melt-in-your-mouth salmon sashimi and more.
Fusing the owners’ Norwegian heritage with a little Peruvian and Nikkei style cuisine is the amazing salmon ceviche, with the chef’s signature passionfruit salsa or the custom-created filet of cod stuffed with tiger praws and drenched in a homemade orange sauce.
“We spent two and a half months trying, testing and tasting every dish on the menu until it was perfect,” says Christian. It’s a tough job, but someone had to do it. And trust us… you’ll want to save some room for dessert!