Marbella – dining out in style
When it comes to food, Marbella spoils you for choice. It is home to some terrific tapas bars, including a rather unusual Peruvian one at El Rincon de Cynthia in central Marbella, and an assortment of Spanish and international restaurants. But, as Marbella is something of a luxury destination it’s no surprise that if you’re looking for fine dining, it has some spectacular restaurants that fit the bill.
Cutting edge cooking
A Michelin star is a sign that the chef who has been given it has the culinary flair and expertise to provide a top-drawer fine dining experience. Spanish chef, Dani García has two Michelin stars and two restaurants at the renowned Hotel Puente Romano on Marbella’s Golden Mile. The chef from Málaga takes traditional Andalusian recipes and gives them a twist with cutting edge cooking techniques. Try a tasting menu to sample the chef’s edgy versions or visit the Dani García brasserie Bibo for tapas with a twist and fresh seafood at the Raw Bar.
Fresh fish and fine wine
Restaurante Santiago has been serving the finest fresh fish dishes to Marbella visitors and residents alike, including ‘local’ stars like Julio Iglesias and Antonio Banderas, for many years now. The owner trained at London’s Savoy hotel and he brought many of its flourishes to his restaurant. On top of a superlative menu, Santiago’s wine cellar is considered one of the best in Spain.
London and Marbella based Sushi des Artistes is based on the motto; “Beautiful people love beautiful things.” Although the food is the star of the show here, the interior decoration, music, service and customers are all part of an unforgettable experience.
Newcomer D-Wine between Puerto Banús and San Pedro Alcántara is a must visit for the discerning wine drinker. The modern-style bodega offers a top class selection of the finest Spanish wines as well as tasting evenings where you can have fun learning all about the various grapes whilst dining in the stylish restaurant.
San Pedro stars
In a little corner of Nueva Alcántara, on the beach side of San Pedro are two stunning restaurants: Albert y Simon and L’Impronta. The former has a sophisticated menu of Spanish and French classics with a modern twist, while L’Impronta is modern Italian but with all the well-loved traditional dishes.
As this is only the tip of the iceberg, Marbella really has something to dazzle every discerning palate. Buen apetito!