Every little corner of Ibiza holds many wonderful surprises, which we’d like to reveal to our readers in a very special way.
Over the centuries, the residents of this island have learned to make the best use of their own land and sea resources, while being influenced by the adjacent islands, mainly Palma de Mallorca, with their gastronomic traditions.
I entrusted my dear friend David, an Ibicenco by birth and by passion, to prepare a basket full of local delicacies for a fabulous picnic on the beach.
His grocery store, Tast’em, is a hidden jewel in the Ibiza harbor roads, which I heartily recommend visiting! Its tapas, the vast selection of tasty local products and the great expertise of David, can also turn into an exquisite souvenir.
Eating at KM0 is a must besides a value to cultivate.
The basket is mouth-watering. Looking at the boats on the horizon, we begin to slice the pan pages bread, baked in the Can Noguera’s’ ovens. This local bread is made without salt, to best accompany the intense flavors of the food, such as the Can Garrovers olive oil and its full aroma. We taste the fresh goat cheese of Ses Cabretes, enriched by the sweet honey of ‘Vicent Marí’. You cannot say that you have visited Ibiza without experiencing the sobrassada, a kind of spreadable salami that we can find, for example, at Can Caus, near Santa Gertrudis, and which comes from the Cerdos Negros (black pigs), a unique breed from the island.
With its fields rich in almonds, figs and carobs … Ibiza offers a wide selection of exquisite pastries and desserts. Today we try the typical flaon, made with goat’s milk and wild mint. I discover that it is best eaten the day after it’s made and that with the warmth of the summer, it pulls out all its intense flavour. The picnic also offers pan de higo (bread made with figs) by Frutos Secos Ibiza’, some orelletas and the crumbly madalenas ibicencas, both from ‘Can Noguera’.
With the mouth full of flavor, I truly get to enjoy this genuine moment.