Internationally acclaimed cuisine

Aug 28, 2011 No Comments by

Marbella is home to one of Europe’s most spectacular beach side venues – Ocean Club. Set in the glorious surroundings of the fashionable Puerto Banús, the club offers an unprecedented level of luxury.

The breathtaking views of the Mediterranean, the straits of Gibraltar and Morocco, transport you directly to paradise. Whether looking to relax by the sea or party by the extravagant saltwater swimming pool (one of the largest in Europe), Ocean Club really does have it all. The sophisticated 9000m2 space is truly the most impressive setting on the Costa del Sol.

Ocean Club attracts only the most exclusive clientele. International stars from the world of sport, music and cinema, as well as Europe’s top personalities, are often spotted lounging around the pool or dining in the restaurant. Its outstanding quality is a magnet to the stars.

There is an array of ways to spend a day at Ocean Club. The sun loungers offer relaxation and sociability, with a choice of singular loungers or oversized circular beds to lie back on while you gaze over the pool or beach. Why not visit its on-site spa for the latest treatments and ultimate pampering experience or pop into its exclusive boutique to pick up the hottest fashions? The club has even launched its own official, limited edition Ocean Club CD; a mix of soulful house and chill out tracks. Pick it up from the club reception for a little slice of OC that you can take home with you.

Ocean Club employs around 100 multi-national service professionals, who are constantly on hand to tend to your every need. The restaurant in Ocean Club is not only a beach restaurant; it is also a gastronomic eatery, with many clients solely visiting the club for its culinary delights. The restaurant even boasts its own in-house sommelier, whose knowledge on wines and champagnes is truly outstanding. With 40 years of experience in the wine industry, the sommelier travels around the world in the winter sourcing the best and rarest wines he can find. With his precise attention to detail, he has expertly designed an extensive wine and champagne list that complements each dish perfectly and will delight your taste buds. The extensive list hosts wines from all over the world, including New Zealand, Australia, France and South Africa.

We chose to spend our visit to Ocean Club dining in the exquisite restaurant; one of the focal points of the beach club. Belgian Michelin star chef fuses creative gastronomic foods with classical French, Asian and Mediterranean delights. His philosophy is to locate the highest possible produce; so all the ingredients are sourced locally, except when the best can’t be found here, in which case it is flown in especially from Europe’s best providers. Even the sauces and breads are made completely fresh by the chefs. Ocean Club’s kitchens have high-end, custom-made facilities to ensure every dish is produced to the greatest standards for your culinary delight.

The innovative menu is constantly updated with interesting and creative dishes, and we were lucky enough to sample one of the new dishes which in my opinion is the best meal on the coast– open lobster lasagne “Kirsi”, with beetroot, shitake mushrooms, leeks and a truffle sauce. All the flavours of the dish blended together perfectly; it was absolutely divine and beautifully light. We also sampled beef carpaccio with truffle salad, rocket, parmesan shavings and a bluefin tuna tartare with sweet and sour marinated fennel, finely chopped herbs, orange and lime zest, finished off with a drizzle of avocado coulis. These light and delicate salads were perfectly arranged, as well as tangy, zingy and fresh. To finish off our light starter selection, the Ocean sushi mix sharing platter was served. To complement our sushi dish, the sommelier produced Shizen, a Japanese wine of Yamanashi, which married with the sushi dish completely.

Our main course began with the classic OC Burger, with caramelised onions, and hand-cut fries – the beef was cooked to order and to perfection. To follow, we were served Alaskan black cod with saikyo miso, courgette flowers and Mirin sake sauce. The cod can only be described as melt-in-the-mouth perfection and the mirin sake sauce was flavourful and beautifully tasty.

Finally, the waiters produced a selection of desserts Ocean Club style: tiramisu, apple tart, white and black chocolate mousse, crème brulée and an assortment of ice creams, perfect for sharing. If all of that wasn’t filling enough, we dined on three more desserts! Pancakes “Mikado” with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce, chocolate fondant with crème anglaise and a choice of sorbets with fresh fruits served in a flower cookie. The excellent presentation and preparation ensured a delicious treat. To complement our huge array of desserts, ice cider from Canada was served. Ocean Club is actually the only stockist of this refreshing tipple in the whole of Spain, and it was an interesting alternative to the sweet wines that are normally served with dessert. This exquisite selection of homemade desserts completed the gastronomic experience flawlessly.

Ocean Club

Avenida de Lola Flores, Puerto Banús, Marbella
ES-29660 Marbella, Malagá

0034 952 908 137 |

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