Each time you arrive at the temple of temptation that is Bambuddha, an iconic Ibiza experience begins. Walk beneath a canopy of bamboo, past ancient artefacts and sultry furnishings and you’ll find yourself mingling with the island’s most glamorous crowd, all intent on sampling one of its most memorable adventures.
Founded in 1999 by owner John Moon (aka elder of the ‘Black Sheep Tribe’), Bambuddha is not just a place to eat or drink; it is an allencompassing experience for the senses. Little wonder that its reopening on 27th March 2015 is already the hottest date in the island’s social calendar.
The mantle has now passed to John’s son Jonjon, signalling that the evolution continues. With the venue rechristened simply Bambuddha, 2015 will herald exciting developments. Together with subtle changes to the striking décor, including the addition of a collection of luxurious ‘huts’, a new culinary concept will reinforce the restaurant’s reputation as the go to destination on the island.
Bambuddha’s unique MediterrAsian food philosophy has always been inspired by the personal journeys, adventures and experimentations of John Moon, while the global travels of head chef Alejandro Arquero Martinez have also had a profound influence on the cuisine.With Jonjon’s involvement, the new season at Bambuddha offers two sumptuous sharing menus that offer diners a totally new dining experience.
Presented in small plates, food is placed at the centre of the table for all to sample. With each dish – from mussels cooked in coconut milk, Shaoxing wine, lime, chili & coriander through to slow roasted lamb served with creamy polenta, shimeji mushrooms, cocoa crunch & Jack Daniels sauce – guests are immersed in the flavours and aromas of the Orient. Complementing this offering is an à la carte menu featuring new dishes together with some of the signature fare – tempered Beef tataki; crispy duck & Mandarin pancakes and yellow sea bass curry among them – that has seen Bambudhha’s restaurant regularly voted the best on the island.
The cocktail collection that artfully adds to the sensual and spiritual vibe that is at the heart of the Bambuddha experience will continue to thrill. In the Tantra Cocktail Palace, powerful, glimmering Buddhas stand guard each night as mixologists conjure up signature concoctions like Joy; Shiva Lingam and Foreplay.
Throughout the summer, DJs James Kameran, Steve Altman and Lokesh will once again be dropping a cool soundtrack on the crowds until the early hours. Having entertained thousands of visitors over the last 15 seasons, the subtly revitalised Bambuddha will continue to be the place in Ibiza to host deluxe dinners, private events, monumental parties and just about everything in between, a place loved by loyalists and the visiting ‘it’ crowd alike.