24 Apr 2020

After meeting Jonathon Lipsin and Bernadette Mundy on Facebook through our joint love of Ibiza, Formentera and music, I invited them over to Ibiza for a days tour of the Island for food, fun and frolics each year.

This was to be our second trip and we met at our usual meeting place outside the Café Mar y Sol in Ibiza Town after their short sea trip from Formenter, we were joined this time by my friends from London, Danny and Pankaj.

Once settled in our hire car I gave them a CD I had made of their favourite music (this had become a regular tradition) and we set off for our tour. Leaving the busy Eivissa (Ibiza town) w...

19 Dec 2018

ALQUERÍA EL BROSQUIL

This restaurant is a bit out of the way. You will have to go down an old farm road off of the highway and then turn onto a gravel road that takes you to a car park, inside a beautiful orange grove. 

It is a bit like a farmhouse in the middle of a town and only 15 minutes from the city centre. 

You can have drinks outside on the terrace and take in a bit of the sun, before taking your seats inside.

There is a fun board where you can pop your heads through and take pictures of yourselves as paella chefs.

It is a very charming place. The food was very good and so was the service (we were served by an ex...

18 Dec 2018

RESTAURANTE CASA SALVADOR

We recently returned to Casa Salvador to find, it is as good as ever.

It is located in the La Albufera rice growing area of Valencia in the estuary of Cullera, which is a freshwater lagoon that flows into the sea.  It is not easy to find.

Make your way over the bridge in Cullera along the back road (CV-605) > right at Via pista > left at Poligon num 28 Estany > right onto Avenida de Estany) If you feel lost don't turn back, it's worth it in the end!

 There are two inside dinning rooms which seat around 200 people.

As the weather is normally very good you may prefer to sit outside...

28 Jul 2018

RESTAURANT CAN RAFALET

I can't believe I ate the Whole Thing! by Jonathon Lipsin

Tonight, for my birthday dinner it was mixed paella finished off with a hierbas liquor from the Balearic Islands served "on la casa" by the friendly restaurant staff.

The place I chose for this orgy was Can Rafalet in Es Calo de Sant Agustí which boasts the prettiest views on the island.

Here the sea is at it's turquoise best and I like the paella here. Where as other places serve rice with "some things in it" this place serves a paella worth it's salt, studded with meat and seafood.

As soon as you sit down you get a delicious aioli loaded w...

12 Apr 2018

RESTAURANT SALVADÓ

An old school Ibicencan fish restaurant in the north of the Island in the area of Sant Carles de Peralta (San Carlos).

Featuring a menu of fresh fish and and rice dishes with a solid wine list and stunning sea views overlooking the little coves of Canal d'en Marti and Pou des Lleó

 Any lunch or evening meal at Salvadó is quintessentially Ibicencan and one not to be missed on any trip to Ibiza.

You start with an appetiser of bread, aioli and olives which are of an high quality.

You could try the mejillones picantes (spicy mussels)

Calamare a la plancha (grilled squid) 

There are also paellas and othe...

17 Aug 2016

Jonathan Lipsin's lastest Formentera review...... 14/8/2016

Swimming, Rambling, Beaching and Eating (It's what I do best!)

In between a lot of swimming yesterday we walked about an hour down the beach past mostly nude body worshippers and brazen displays of sexual foreplay who are sequestered on various spits of sand along the tide.

The views are superb and the sea is not bad either.

The water was a turquoise blue and it was stunning. My destination simply was a restaurant I had heard about called Es Codol Foradat at Calle Migjorn further down the beach, it boasts paellas and black squid ink rice dishes. This is a Pityu...

11 May 2016

EL CHIRINGUITO

From Sant Antoni de Portmany (San Antonio) follow the signs down to Cala Gració. Around 100 meters before you get there you will see a sign on the right for El Chiringuito. Drive down this narrow walled road and you will find a small car park at the bottom.

The car park is just above Cala Gracioneta which is a Sublime little, secluded sandy beach.

El Chiringuito is placed at the back of this lovely little beach with great views from its terrace out over the beach onto the sea.

You can while away a great day here feasting on the food, which is mainly Ibicencan fish and seafood. Quite often you will see a d...

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