I spent my ferragosto – the week in Italy, and many parts of Europe, that coincides with the religious holiday of 15 August – with my sister and dear friends in Formentera, Spain.
One of the Balearic Islands, Formentera is the tranquil cousin island of party-central Ibiza.
While it still packs a real punch if nightlife is your thing, it’s predominantly a haven of hippy markets and shops, quaint towns and sparkling blue Caribbean-like waters.
But Formentera can also hang its hat on cuisine – from local to international to fusion, the island really has something for everyone. I had some fantastic meals while there and I wanted to share these pics with you.
Tuna tataki with cous cous
Marinated red mullet with guacamole
Spaghetti with lobster
Paprika octopus carpaccio
Spaghetti with prawn and chilli brandy
Moscardini – fried baby calamari
Risotto with asparagus and lobster
And more.. Paella!
Signing off from Trastevere (trying to overcome a major bout of post holiday depression),