Exploring the Flavors of Formentera: An Unforgettable Gastronomic Journey

Rutes | May 17, 2024

Formentera, a small gem in the heart of the Mediterranean, not only captivates with its crystal-clear beaches and picturesque landscapes but also with its exquisite culinary offerings. With a fusion of tradition and creativity, the island becomes a must-visit destination for food lovers. What better way to discover its culinary delights than through its gastronomic routes?

Gastronomic Weeks from May 13th to May 26th, 2024

Discovering the Culinary Secrets of Formentera

Formentera is much more than a dream tourist destination; it is a paradise for the most discerning palates. The gastronomic routes offer the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the island’s culinary culture and explore its hidden treasures.

Route 1: Flavors of the Sea

Let’s begin our culinary journey with an immersion in the flavors of the sea. Formentera, surrounded by crystal-clear waters, is famous for its fresh fish and top-quality seafood. On this route, coastal restaurants like Aiguaisal and Es Marès are must-visit stops. Try the traditional lobster stew (caldereta de langosta) or bullit de peix, signature dishes that capture the essence of the Mediterranean in every bite.

Aiguaisal:

Special Menu for €25. Address: Es Caló, Carretera de la Mola, km 10.5, 07871, Formentera.

Starters (choose one):

  • Coca with Roast Beef of Free-Range Chicken with Rosemary Hollandaise and Pickles.
  • Formentera Dried Fish Salad with Roasted Pepper.

Mains (choose one):

  • Borrida de Ratjada (Skatefish Stew).
  • Suckling Lamb Pie from our Farm with Baked Eggplants and Potatoes.

Desserts (choose one):

  • Fritters filled with Herb Liqueur Cream.
  • Roasted Sweet Potato Crème Brûlée.

Es Marès: Special Menu

First week from May 13th to May 19th:

  • Goat Butter with Warm Toasted Bread.
  • Cuttlefish, Squid, and Prawn Croquette in Ink.
  • Farmers’ Salad with Dried Fish Aioli.
  • Sea Bass and Gilthead Bream Stew.
  • Slow-cooked Shredded Pork Rib Puff Pastry.
  • Greixonera with Almond Ice Cream and Toffee.

Second week from May 20th to May 26th:

  • Sobrasada Cream on Warm Bread.
  • Red Prawn Croquette.
  • Formentera Salad.
  • Bao Bun filled with Octopus Fritter.
  • Pork Cheek with Potato and Rosemary Foam.
  • Flaò with Lemon and Mint Sorbet.

Route 2: Local and Traditional Gastronomy

Let’s continue our journey exploring the authentic local cuisine of Formentera. From La Barraca to Café del Lago, these establishments offer traditional dishes prepared with fresh ingredients and recipes passed down from generation to generation. Don’t miss the opportunity to try the ensalada payesa, frita de pulpo, or sofrit pagès, authentic delights that reflect the cultural richness of the island.

La Barraca:

Special Menu for €25. Address: Passeig de la Marina, 07871, La Savina, Formentera.

Mains (choose one):

  • Sourdough Toast with Sobrasada, Blue Cheese, and Pine Nuts.
  • Potato Omelette with Onion, Sobrasada, and Local Cheese.

Mains:

  • Formentera Lamb cooked at low temperature with reduction of local wines, fig foam, and grilled potatoes.
  • Formentera Squids in oyster sauce with escalivada timbale.
  • Paella with Free-Range Chicken, Sobrasada, Vegetables, Artichokes, and Rosemary.

Dessert:

  • Chocolate Mousse with Fig Jelly and Local Cheese.
  • Goat Cheese Flan with Red Berry Reduction and Rosemary.

Café del Lago:

Special Menu for €25. Address: Estany Pudent, 07871, La Savina, Formentera.

Starter:

“Pappa al Pomodoro” with Mussels and Local Sobrassada.

Main Course:

Ravioli filled with Potato Cream, served with Octopus and Cuttlefish Ragout from Formentera, Basil, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Dessert:

French Toast with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Fresh Mint.

Route 3: Culinary Innovation

Ready for a unique culinary experience? Immerse yourself in Formentera’s culinary innovation with our third route. Places like Gecko Formentera and Chezz Gerdi are known for their creativity in the kitchen and focus on local ingredients. Let yourself be surprised by avant-garde dishes that blend modern techniques with traditional flavors, creating a truly memorable culinary experience.

Gecko Formentera:

Special Menu for €25. Address: Platja de Migjorn, Carrer Platja de Migjorn, 1, 07860, Formentera.

To start as a centerpiece:

  • Homemade Chicken and Ibérico Ham Croquettes.
  • Homemade Shrimp Salad with Tuna.
  • Gecko Mussels with Curry and Coconut Milk.

Main Course:

  • Creamy Rice with Formentera Cuttlefish and Octopus, Clams, and Saffron Picada.

Dessert:

  • White Chocolate and Baileys French Toast with Hazelnut Ice Cream.

Chezz Gerdi:

Special Menu for €25. Address: Passeig de la Marina, 07871, La Savina, Formentera.

  • Asparagus and Goat Cheese Pizzetta.
  • Sepia and Squid Sofrit.
  • Our Farmer’s Salad.
  • Lamb Terrine.
  • Catalan Cream Foam.

Other Participating Restaurants:

190 Pasos:

Address: Carrer de Guillem de Montgrí, 3, 07871, La Savina, Formentera.

Snacks:

  • “Ensalada Pagesa” (Farmer’s Salad).
  • “Lobster Fritter” (may vary depending on product availability).

Starter:

  • Octopus Fritter Gyozas.

Main Course:

  • Rabbit Cannelloni with Caramelized Onions.

Dessert:

  • Greixonera.

Cafuné un Bar:



Address : Carrer Guillem de Montgrí, 7, 07871, La Savina, Formentera.

FIRST WEEK:

  • Starter: Fried Octopus from Formentera.
  • Main Course: Cheek with Creamy Potato.
  • Dessert: Chocolate Coulant with Vanilla Ice Cream.

SECOND WEEK:

  • Starter: Tomato Tartare with Burrata.
  • Main Course: Confit Cod with Black Olive Crumble.
  • Dessert: Red Berry Millefeuille.

Can Forn:

Address: Carrer Major, 10, 07871, Sant Francesc Xavier, Formentera.

Starters, choose one:

  • Bone Broth Soup (Bollit d’ossos).
  • Escalivada Toast with Pickled Mullet.
  • Broad Bean Omelette.

Main Courses, choose one:

  • Mock Turtle Stew with Beef.
  • Night of Slaughter Fritter.

Desserts:

  • Greixonera.
  • Sant Joan Macaroons.
  • Lemon and Strawberry Cream.

Casa Paya Electromésticos:

Address: Carrer Sa Miranda, 18, 07860, Sant Francesc Xavier, Formentera.

First course to choose:

  • Leeks with our Carbonara Sauce.
  • Pâté en Croûte.

Second course to choose:

  • Sea and Mountain.
  • Fish and Chips.

Dessert:

  • Grandfather’s Flan.

La Mota:

Address: Carrer de la Mola, 2, 07871, La Savina, Formentera.

First course, choose one:

  • Brandada de bacalao.
  • Ensalada de pescado seco.

Main courses, choose one:

  • Bullit de Ratjada.
  • Roast Lamb.

Desserts, choose one:

  • Greixonera.
  • Orelletes.

La Trastienda:

Address: Carrer Guillem de Montgrí, 24, 07871, La Savina, Formentera.

  • Squid Croquette “a la Bruta”.
  • Peasant Russian Salad.
  • Our Way Lamb Fry.
  • Backroom-style Greixonera.
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Ses Eufabietes Formentera:

Address: Carrer Guillem de Montgrí, 8, 07871, La Savina, Formentera.

First courses, choose one:

  • Peasant Salad with Formentera Dried Fish.
  • Coca with Roasted Peppers and Fish (made with Xeixa flour from our agricultural farm Ses Eufabietes Cas Majoral).

Main courses, choose one:

  • Squid with Sobrasada.
  • Fried Suckling Lamb from our agricultural farm Ses Eufabietes (Cas Majoral).

Desserts, choose one:

  • Greixonera (according to our elders’ recipe).
  • Sant Joan Macaroons (according to our elders’ recipe).

Tips for an Unforgettable Experience

  • Make Advance Reservations: To secure your spot at the most popular restaurants, we recommend booking in advance. You won’t want to miss the chance to taste these delights!
  • Explore by Ferry: The best way to get to Formentera is by ferry. With proximoferry.com, you can easily book your ticket and enjoy a comfortable and scenic journey from Ibiza.
  • Save Room for Dessert: Don’t fill up too quickly; make space to try local desserts like ensaimada or greixonera. They’re the perfect finishing touch to any meal in Formentera.

Plan your Culinary Trip Now!

Formentera awaits to captivate you with its unique flavors and incomparable charm. Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable culinary journey? Book your ferry ticket at proximoferry.com
and start exploring the gastronomic secrets of this paradise island. Bon appétit and safe travels!