Sumptuous Setting at La Sala by the Sea

Sep 10, 2015 No Comments by

Located steps from the shore with panoramic views of the Mediterranean, gastronomic hotspot, La Sala by the Sea offers a menu specialising in International cuisine with a Thai twist. The breath-taking setting provides guests a front row seat to observe passers-by and absorb the paradisiacal ambiance. This wonderful blend conveys a blissful feeling of escaping to a faraway haven, right in the heart of Puerto Banus. The restaurant, open day and night, boasts quintessentially beach chic furnishings with Thai accents. Several friends have raved about the food as well as the views so I was eager to try it out.

As soon as I arrived I instantly fell in love with the laid-back atmosphere and charm. I glanced around to see diners feasting on seafood platters and succulent steaks, couples sipping colourful cocktails at the bar, overlooking the ocean waves, and tourists basking in the sunshine around the pool. We were invited to dine on the openair terrace situated above the main restaurant. With views stretching across the coast and the cool seabreeze breaking up the heat, this picture-perfect eatery is the pinnacle of seaside dining. There are only a handful of terrace tables, so be sure to call ahead and reserve one; the view is something you don’t want to miss!

A chilled bottle of Laurent Perrier arrived at the table whilst we perused the inviting choices. At this beachfront beauty, people watching is also on the menu, with swarms of beachgoers passing by and beautiful bodies enjoying the incomparable beach club beneath us. As we sipped our champagne and gazed out over the ocean our first starter arrived, Grilled Chicken Satay served with a selection of Thai Dipping Sauces. If you have been to La Sala in Puerto Banus and tasted the satay you will inevitably already be a fan but the glorious setting and surrounding essence of Thailand takes it to another level of perfection. Prawns Pil Pil with Chili, Garlic and Virgin Olive Oil was the next plate to appear at our table. Bursting with flavour, the succulent prawns married effortlessly with the zests of chili and garlic and the warm bread accompaniment was ideal for finishing off the last drop of the delectable sauce. As we were devouring the last morsel we welcomed a sumptuous Sticky Pork Skewers. Nestled on a bed of fresh leaves and served with an aromatic Tamarind and Onion Dip the pork boasted a decadent tang I would gladly re-live day after day.

I sat back in my chair and took a moment to absorb the tranquil ambiance before our first main course was presented. The second the plate touched the table there was an instant clash of forks as everyone dived into the most dulcet and delicious Thai salmon. Perfectly cooked, moist on the inside with a light, crisp coating… it was to die for. After devouring the first piece I noticed the tender looking asparagus beneath, whilst the vegetables are usually a delightful accompaniment, on this occasion I couldn’t decide what I preferred more! We continued with Pepper and Garlic Chicken; when holidaying last year in Thailand this became my staple, so I couldn’t wait to taste it and see if it lived up to my expectations. I can’t quite believe I am saying this, but it was actually better than what I had in Thailand! Our attentive waiter offered us the choice of chicken or prawns with the Thai Yellow Curry; we ‘umm’ed’ and ‘ahhhh’ed’, but opted for the chicken. When it arrived, one bite and a wave of relief came over me knowing I’d made the correct decision; I suffer from major food envy so I hate knowing I made the wrong choice! That was until our waiter announced, “the prawn curry is my favourite dish on the menu,” typical! Now I have to return to try the prawns!

After a truly impressive Thai journey of flavours we moved onto the International alternatives commencing with Classic Caeser Salad with Grilled Lobster. An opulent take on a traditional favourite, served against a backdrop of ocean waves and a glorious shoreline. With a glass of champagne in my hand, I reminded myself just how much I love my job! Grilled Fresh King Scallops in a Vermouth Cream and Mushroom Sauce (yes, it tastes as good as it sounds!) was next to arrive along with Sala’s famous Tuna Niçoise boasting two sizeable cuts of succulent tuna. Both dishes are sure to excite even the finest of epicureans with their fresh produce and zesty flavours.

As the last dish came towards us I contemplated whether I could even taste it I was so full but when I saw the bursting club sandwich filled with chucks of grilled chicken, crispy bacon and fresh crisp lettuce my tummy somehow managed to make some room! As my friend gobbled the last crumb we all sat back in our chairs absorbing the tropical oasis we had spent the last few hours. Our waiter returned to offer us desserts but by this time I knew there was no way I would be able to even attempt another mouthful! With its opulent ambiance, superior service and ambrosial fare; La Sala by the Sea is sure to satisfy your desire for a fabulous meal and a view to match. Call it the ultimate Marbella beachside dining experience… I know where I am going to be spending my days (and nights!) off next summer!

La Sala by the Sea

Urb. Villa Marina, Nueva Andalucía, Marbella
ES-29601 Marbella, Malagá

952 813882 |

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