Ibiza in Autumn may not seem very interesting: clubs are closed, as many shops and restaurants, and sunbathing at the beach is non more an option to spend your time. However, Ibiza has a mild climate throughout the year and exploring the island without the mass of tourists can be an experience.
Besides its beautiful landscapes, Ibiza in Autumn can be a surprise especially for those who loves food and are aiming to discover something more about the local gastronomy.
From the 15th of October to the 2nd of December 2018, the Ibiza Sabor Food Festival is taking place.
As the organizers say in the official website, the festival wants to help spreading the quality and culinary value of the local brands.
Different restaurants, dislocated throughout the island, are joining this event, during which people can taste local foods, such as fresh fish and vegetables, oils, honeys, wines and liqueurs, almonds, carobs and the sobrassada sausage. All these ingredients are used for both traditional dishes and innovative variants.
The best thing is that you can enjoy great food for a good price. Every restaurants has its own page on the official website, in which you can find the menu and how much it costs. Many of them have three-course menus, tasting menus or mixed tapas menus for about € 25 per person.
Others offer tapas and drink for about € 7.
You are free to decide which location and menu are the best for you.
Whether or not planning to attend the Festival, I think you should know something more about the Ibiza local gastronomy.
So, what is worth to eat in Ibiza? Which are the typical dishes?
There are many, but I want to suggest you at least 4 of them.
One, and probably the most famous, is the already mentioned sobrassada.
Sobrassada is a sausage made from ground pork, paprika and other spices.
People eat it alone, as an appetizer, for example spread on some bread, or use it as an ingredient for other dishes.
Zarzuela de Mariscos, is a seafood stew. Mussels, scallops, crabs, prawns, squids and fishes are cooked in a broth flavored with lemon juice, bay leaf and saffron.
If you prefer meat stew, you’ll like Sofrit Pagés.
Its ingredients are chicken, lamb, sobrassada and botifarra (another kind of sausage) with vegetables like potatoes, artichokes and peppers.
However, I think that the most traditional meat dish in Ibiza is Arroz de Matanzas. Rice, meat, saffron, and mushroom are cooked in a broth. Every family has its own recipe.
Attending the Ibiza Sabor Food Festival is not only sitting in a lovely restaurant and eat.
It also includes collateral events, such as book presentations, visits to wineries, wine and oil tastings, competitions, tours, fairs and workshops.
These events will make your experience much richer, allowing you to discover local traditions that summer tourists usually miss, since they are more interested in beaches and clubs.
Just remember that many of these Foodie Events require pre-booking on the dedicated webpage.
Ibiza can be an interesting destination for a short trip even in Autumn or Winter and the Ibiza Sabor Food Festival is certainly something that will make your stay even more enjoyable.
For any other information visit the official website. Maybe we will meet in one of the restaurants!
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