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A Decade of Deliciousness

Feb 19, 2015 No Comments by

The fact that Garum has been wowing its legions of slavishly loyal customers for a decade (that must be about 70 years by Marbella standards!) is largely down to Timo Hamalainen’s outgoing personality, ability to remember a face on very short acquaintance and his ability to create menus that keeps his clients coming back for more. One thing that everyone seems to do at Garum is read the menu very thoroughly in case you miss something, because all of the dishes sound absolutely delicious. Our starters somehow managed to look even better than they sounded: in the end we ordered Profiterole filled with Foie Gras, Fig and Pistachio and served with Hibiscus Salt and Blackcurrant Sorbet, Smoked Wild Boar with a Forest Mushroom Crème Brulée and Cranberry Ragout with a hint of Slivovitz and the Smoked Salmon Wrap with Spinach and Cucumber. We were very impressed that, while the starters delivered huge bursts of flavour and hinted at the quality of cuisine delivered by the experts at Garum, they proved to be the ideal size, teasing our taste-buds while not leaving us feeling full. This was just as well, because we needed the room for our main courses. The Rack of Lamb “After Eight” with Chocolate and Mint Sauce served with Potato Gratin and Sautéed Brussels Sprouts sounded (in the words of one of our party) “a bit mad” but was a complete triumph. Of course, including chocolate in savoury dishes is not unusual, but the combination of the chocolate and the more traditional mint flavour was exactly right for the dish.  We are familiar with the imaginative desserts on offer but, even so, we spent quite a few minutes lingering over the menu and wondering at some of the unique dishes. Our final choices were The Irresistible which consisted of a Chocolate and Pine Nut Fondant with Homemade Lavender and Honey Ice Cream and the Cucurbita Pepo, a Pumpkin Mousse served with Crunchy Nuts and Plum Dim Sum. Both of these dishes pushed the limits of our culinary imagination and ended our latest Garum adventure with a bang. With regular live music events, one of the finest locations in town and reliably brilliant cuisine it is small wonder that Garum is regularly packed with devoted fans. Our advice? Get there as soon as you can – oh, and leave plenty of room for dessert!


Paseo Maritimo, Marbella
ES-29601 Marbella, Malagá

952 858 858 |

About the reviewer, Beverly

Living in Marbella for 20 years and loving it!
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