Black Book Ibiza Loves.. Aiyanna – the island’s newest hotspot
At Black Book Ibiza, we’ve enjoyed a long-standing love affair with the fabulous fine dining clifftop restaurant Amante. Situated in a prime position offering unforgettable views over the bay of Sol ‘den Serra, Amante is one of our favourite Ibiza haunts. So, since news of a sister venue on the shores of Cala Nova reached us earlier this year we have been waiting with bated breath to see how this new Ibiza hotspot will live up to Amante’s outstanding reputation.
The new venue is named Aiyanna, and sits proudly in the centre of the sweeping curve of Cala Nova beach. The waters here are clear enough to rival those of Formentera, dazzling turquoise waves which crash onto the sand, providing a natural soundtrack to a long, leisurely lunch. Aiyanna is instantly impressive from the moment you enter the steps leading up to the elegantly decorated terraces from the beach itself. The décor epitomises Ibiza chic, understated yet extremely elegant, refined yet luxurious. A welcome splash of colour is evident in the remarkable bright coloured parasols which adorn the dining and terrace areas, made in Guatemala, their vibrant, kaleidoscope of colour really brings the venue to life.
We are warmly welcomed by our waitress Maria and shown to our table, offering fabulous views over the waters. Homemade bread with smashed avocado dip served as a refreshing alternative to aioli is served with water as we peruse the menu. And, what a menu! With incredibly reasonable prices, the menu is a veritable culinary delight of fresh fish, meat and vegetarian dishes. Maria is extremely well informed and explains each dish we ask about in great detail, explaining that many of the ingredients come directly from Aiyanna’s own gardens, and that local, organic produce is used wherever possible.
But more about the food, which is where Aiyanna really excels. Carefully curated by award-winning head chef Oscar Reboredo, the menu focuses on healthy Mediterranean cuisine with a Middle Eastern touch. We start with the organic Ibicenco tomato salad with fresh burrata, which is simply divine and perfectly complements our second choice of mussels with spanish spicy sauce, the flavours are sublime.
For the mains, the only problem is knowing which to choose! We opted for the Baked seabass with sautéed potatoes and vegetables caponata to share alongside the spiced lamb brochettes which are served with divine homemade tzatziki.
With our appetites sufficiently sated, we sit back and enjoy a glass of their delicious limoncello and indulge in a spot of people watching, seeing many of the island’s movers and shakers in the restaurant and lounging on the terrace, its clear that Aiyanna is fast becoming another jewel in Ibiza’s crown. We will be back soon for sure.
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