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What: Restaurant Bambuddha
Where: Ibiza, Spain
IBIZA LOVE Part XIII
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I have a little Ibiza-ritual that I want to share with you here: Any stay on my favorite island begins – and ends – with a meal in the restaurant Bambuddha. It is located a stone’s throw away from the finca, in which I like living, in the middle of the island on the road 733 towards San Juan. A beautiful tradition for years and it is always an unforgettable culinary experience.
Though the Bambuddha has meanwhile become an institution, a classic in the restaurant scene of Ibiza. As a well-traveled Hippie, the Anglo-Greek originated John Moon settled in Ibiza, where he founded the Bambuddha in 1999. His travels have inspired him and he succumbed to the Asian influences and temptations, which is reflected both in the menu, the interior design as well as in every other way: There are pools of erotic artifacts, the food is meant to have aphrodisiac effects, so of course do the cocktails like Bamboozles, Karmapirinhas or Shivalingas in the ‘Tantra Cocktail Palace’. And that there are appropriate sex-accessories in the restaurant shop, now doesn’t surprise anyone anymore.
The Bambuddha has reinvented itself again and again over the years. Certainly one of the reasons why it is still in the top league of Ibiza’s restaurants. Three years ago, it was completely renovated and redecorated. Meanwhile son JonJon has taken the lead and together with the star chef Alejandro Martinez Arquero developed the menu with the ‘MediterrAsian’ courts – a Mediterranean-Asian fusion cuisine.
And that is this year’s motto: What is cooked, comes on the table, whether the other starters or main courses are not ready to be served yet: My personal favorite is the papaya salad – simply unbeatable! Wonderfully tender is the 24-hours-stewed lamb or classics such as teriyaki salmon, Pad Thai and crispy duck. So can – and should – everyone try from each other’s dishes and thus has a greater taste sensation. A brilliant idea! Ibiza, I’ll be back as soon as possible and it cannot wait! BvH
Tantra Cocktail Bar
Contact Restaurant Bambuddha
Carretera de San Juan, km 8.5
07840 Santa Eulalia del Río
Featured pic and pics marked* by Bambuddha