Ibiza restaurants: La Imprenta
A beacon of neo-classical chic, La Imprenta Grand Café brings a touch of Parisian cosmopolitanism to a quaint, cobbled street corner in the heart of Ibiza town. Dripping in theatricality, with a French and Spanish-inspired menu to match, it’s unlike any other venue on the island and open all year round.
Housed in the original printhouse of Diario de Ibiza – a building which dates back to 1898 – the décor at La Imprenta is an unapologetic ode to the allure of days gone by. Plush velvet curtains sweep down from the ceiling alongside vintage crystal chandeliers; soft furnishings come in a range of regal colours; all combine to whisk you back in time.
The richly decadent menu is presided over by famed Spanish chef Pablo Montoro, who cut his craft at none other than El Bulli, and includes twists on traditional dishes like croques monsieurs and duck confit paella served with foie gras, to be enjoyed in the restaurant’s luxury brasserie or on the alfresco terrace.
Post feast, all eyes turn to the Black Box, La Imprenta’s devilishly delicious cocktail bar, where prohibition-style naughtiness is encouraged. Drinks here are fit for royalty – de rigueur when one is in surroundings that could easily outshine the Palace of Versailles in the glamour stakes.