Ibiza restaurants: Shanti Picnic – Bespoke gourmet lunch boxes

One of Ibiza’s most loved, renowned and in-demand private chefs – and author of best-selling book Glorious Ibiza food (& Music) – Sid Shanti, adds a new feather to his chef’s cap in 2016, with the introduction of Shanti Picnic, a bespoke lunch box menu, ideal for beach picnics, yacht charter lunches, luxurious poolside villa meals or even great options for groups of busy Ibiza workers.

With almost 20 years experience living, cooking and of course, eating on the island, Shanti knows the island’s produce and suppliers inside and out. Working closely with two of the best organic farms in Ibiza to source his fresh ingredients daily, plus local fishermen and with his own passion for foraging for wild ingredients in secret locations, freshness is at the heart of the Shanti Picnic concept. Produce is picked in the morning and prepared into a delicious gourmet meal brimming with vibrant, local and seasonal flavours for your eco-friendly lunchbox that very same day.

There are three different Shanti Picnic packages available to suit all budgets, tastes and dietary requirements. It’s as simple as placing your order online 24 hours ahead, choosing to pick it up at Shantico HQ in Ibiza town before 2.30pm the next day or selecting the convenient home delivery service, then receiving your gourmet lunch packs in stylish branded cool bags to keep them cool and fresh until you’re ready to tuck in. Concerned about the effect of excess waste in Ibiza, Sid uses contemporary eco-friendly boxes that double as plates and biodegradable cutlery in a bid to promote sustainability and preserve the island’s enviroment.

Choose the basic Quick & Simple One-course Salad Lunch Box, with a choice if four deluxe salad options, including lemon and thyme chicken, quinoa and bean salad – with edamame, bulgar wheat, chickpeas and a delicious lemon vinaigrette; Moroccan spiced chicken cous cous salad packed with sun-dried apricots, roasted red peppers, toasted pumpkin seeds and a lush lemon and tahini dressing; a vegetarian superfood salad made of quinoa, roasted carrot, red pepper, aubergine, onion, smoked paprika and topped with protein rich nuts and seeds or the rose salmon, wild rice and vegetable salad topped with capers, parsley and peas. Hearty yet light, ideal for a hot summer day.

If you’re looking to indulge a little more, step up to the Two-course Lunch – Flame Rotisserie Chicken & Salad Pack. Choose from three different flame grilled chicken flavours – lemon and thyme, Sriracha chilli or Moroccan spiced – served with delicious fresh and tasty salads that have been designed to complement the unique flavours of the succulent meat, plus a home-baked double chocolate chip cookie and frozen coconut water. The perfect picnic pack.

Last of all – the ultimate Shanti Picnic pack is the Gourmet Three-course Menu. This is a feast fit for a king, and each option includes a starter, main, complementary side salads, freshly made condiments and a dessert plus freshly baked bread rolls. Choose from Bespoke Beef, Taste of the Sea, Corn-fed Chicken or Vegetarian Superfoods – whether you want to order a spread to share between friends, or want to keep your personal choice all to yourself, the dining experience is as mouthwateringly delicious as any of the island’s gastronomic hotspots – and the beauty is, you can choose your very own setting in which to indulge.

Whether on your favourite Ibiza beach or secluded code, in the lush green Ibiza countryside beneath the shade of an almond, olive or pine tree, poolside in your villa, on the rooftop of your Dalt Vila apartment, on the deck of your luxury yacht, cliffside overlooking the magical Es Vedra, or atop the mountain of Sa Talaia, the highest point of the island, while watching the iconic Ibiza sunset or beneath the full moon and starry skies. The choice of location is yours – Shanti Picnic does the rest.

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