Ibiza restaurants: Grilled Octopus at Cotton Beach Club

The key to a perfectly tender octopus is to slow cook it before doing anything else. This dish from Cotton Beach Club on the shores of Cala Tarida is the prime example of exactly how to do it, and do it right. Slow cooked then grilled, the melt-in-the-mouth tentacle is placed over a creamy yet light sweet potato puree; the two textures beautifully playing together to create a taste sensation.

Finally, a prawn glaze is gently smeared over the octopus and a necklace of black garlic for a caramel flavour and nam prik for fresh piquancy is dabbed along the length of the dish. Share this as a starter or keep it all to yourself, whichever way the flavours plus the panoramic views from the Cotton Beach Club terrace will blow you away.