Our arrival in Ibiza was straight off the heels of our time wine
tasting draaanking in Slovenia and, seeing as we wanted to make the most of the time there, we made the decision to leave on one of the earliest flights out of London to Ibiza.
This seemed like such an amazing decision till we realised we would only have a few hours turn-around in London – which in turn meant very little sleep. Needless to say, I arrived in Ibiza ridiculously tired after a couple hours of sleep.
Despite the sleep though, arriving at the amazing hotel in Ibiza was definitely an experience that perked me up more than a double espresso would. I’d been looking forward to going to Ibiza for quite a few weeks now (especially as my main plans for the rest of the week were all about the many ways I could chill in the sun).
After a quick wander around the Migjorn Ibiza, I equally quickly succumbed to my need to snooze and didn’t stir for ages! Now, you would think that snooze would set me right for rest of the day but I could think of nothing better than indulging in some spa time, watching the sunset and eating my weight in delicious Spanish food. (And yes, I know this isn’t exactly an exciting plan for a weekend night in Ibiza but in fairness to me, I’d been drinking for almost 4 days solid so I needed this! 😉 )
I stretched that spa time for as long as I could!
…before eventually deciding to head out to watch the sunset!
Es Vedra is one of the most iconic spots on the entire island and the last time I was here, I’d missed out on seeing this spot so this was the very first place we decided to head out to!
You can’t drive up to it (unless you’re on a motorcycle) so you’ve gotta drive as close as you can and finish the rest on foot. (It’s just a 5 – 10 minute walk).
Es Vedra is as stunning as they said it would be and the cliffs here are pretty sheer too! It allegedly gets really busy here in summer so to get to see it without the crowds here was pretty sweet too!
That photo above looks calm and serene but what it doesn’t show is how terrified I was to be close to the edge! (Note how I’m sitting down and not standing. I pretty much crawled to the edge to get this photo.)
If you veer to the left though, it starts to get less steep…
…and if you wander off far enough, you start to find caves (where it appears people live in).
We stayed as long as we could to watch the sunset but had to leave just shy of the sun disappearing over the horizon as it was time for dinner! A dinner I’d particularly been looking forward to too!
We made our way back to the San Josep where we would be having dinner at the UNIC Restaurant.
The restaurant is actually located right next to the hotel which was perfect for how lazy I’d been feeling all day! Funny that, when we travel, we’re almost always on the go from dawn till nightfall and the opportunity to just do sweet nothing is something I am seriously starting to relish more and more. 🙂
The deets are below:
Address: Carrer Ses Begònies, 18. 07817, Sant Josep De Sa Talaia, Ibiza, Spain
Phone: +34 971 39 35 73
Leaning even further into the lazy/indulgent haze that had taken over me, I decided to go for the 10 course tasting menu! In the past, I’ve stretched up to 7 courses but never as much as 10 so I was really intrigued to see how this would go (and pretty hungry so I was VERY ready for this).
We started off with the Brioche with duck rillette and pickle mayonnaise…
…swiftly followed by foie gras
… and the oysters with pigs trotters and shittake mushrooms!
Each course as tastier than the next! At this stage, I knew I’d definitely make the right choice going with the 10 courses.
We carried on with some langoustines and chicken with gnocchi in a delicious broth!
All amply aided with a lot of fizz (if you were on snapchat at the time, you’d know what I mean)…
… followed by red prawn cannelloni…
… and beef sirloin with ashes tataki.
Then came my absolute favourite – the pork loin with mango and sweet and sour pears! This disappeared in micro-seconds!
We move on to the goasts cheese and “Malacosta” jelly… At this stage, I was definitely starting to feel rather stuffed but in the name of research (i.e. greed), I knew I decided to press on. Also, I don’t know how to say no to delicious food – if you ever find out how to, please do let me know. 🙂
Dessert came in the form of Citrus supremes with olive oil ice cream.
I know what you must be thinking “Olive oil ice cream???” Turns out, it’s surprisingly really good and not quite what I imagined it would be.
… and a white chocolate and passion fruit sphere (which as I write this, I realise I forgot to take a photo off – whoops!).
Seriously can’t recommend this place enough – every single item that came out tasted amazingly, the chef here used to work for a Michelin star restaurant in France and decided to come back home to set up shop here and boy are we glad he did! 🙂