Edge by Paco Pérez Assessment

After greater than 60 years of historical past, El Fuerte, Marbella’s iconic beachfront lodge, has been fully reimagined for a brand new century. Just lately opened as a 5-star property, El Fuerte has a brand new rooftop, dwelling to the vacation spot restaurant Edge by award-winning Chef Paco Pérez.

With a lot anticipation, lodge El Fuerte Marbella re-opened this summer time, 2023 with a very new look, enhanced amenities, spectacular inside design, and glowing new swimming pools.

What’s extra the lodge’s culinary providing has additionally been upgraded in keeping with El Fuerte Marbella’s new 5-star positioning. The gastronomy is headlined by Edge, the brand new gastronomic restaurant that has opened on the lodge’s spectacular rooftop. Right here’s our tackle this revolutionary and chic high-quality eating expertise in Marbella.

Safety greets you as you strategy El Fuerte Marbella. With no reservation, the probabilities are you’ll not be allowed in to take a look round. However with a restaurant reservation, you’ll be able to cross and head into the swanky new foyer space that opens to the backyard terrace with fabulous sea views.

To the proper are the elevators that may whisk you as much as the rooftop, the place the pleasant group at Edge will greet you.

Travelling Mediterranean delicacies

The idea of Edge restaurant is ‘cocina Mediterránea viajera’. Right here the menu designed by Govt Chef Paco Pérez showcases Andalusian Mediterranean produce, with preparations that mirror the historical past of the realm and influences from additional afield which have impacted and developed the delicacies.

It is a modern Mediterranean restaurant, with an easy-to-navigate menu of twenty-two dishes and 5 deserts that concentrate on the area.  Chef Perez, whose eating places have been awarded a complete of 4 Michelin stars, commented on the launch that his aim was to ‘provide inventive Mediterranean delicacies, based mostly primarily on the native space and its produce. Our goal is to attempt to convey to the desk the culinary fusion that has been evolving within the Mediterranean for thus a few years.

That is the place to get pleasure from basic Andalusian dishes (like Iberian ham, in addition to anchovies, ready in imaginative methods), recent seafood and fish, deep-fried dishes ready at 180 levels, (like the everyday cod fritters of Andalusia) and premium produce ready over fireplace, on the Josper grill.

Horizon views

The setting of the restaurant is standout. The eating room is sort of a massive glass field – its glass curtains fold open so the entire rood terrace turns into one expansive area. Cocktail tables are to 1 aspect, the bar to the opposite.  A couple of sofas create cosy clusters for al fresco pre-dinner drinks, with views of Marbella city and the Sierra Blanca mountain vary.

The eating tables face out to the Mediterranean and the horizon – one actually feels as in case you are sitting on the fringe of the ocean with a privileged perspective, with nice views of the lodge gardens, main out to the promenade with the ocean past.

The menu is well-priced with plates beginning at 15 euro and nothing greater than 45 euro (the most costly dish is a crimson curry with crayfish which have been ready on the Josper grill).

The wine checklist has been designed by sommelier Meritxell Falgueras. The choice is modest however tempting with Spanish and worldwide decisions and really effectively priced. Wine by the glass from 6,50 euros for an Albariño. Meritxell is quoted as saying, ‘My goal is for the wine service to be the of entirety to an distinctive meal. For El Fuerte Marbella I’ve chosen probably the most highly effective, clever, intense, brave and courageous wines on this planet to create an authentic checklist, with classics from stunning vintages’.

The cocktail checklist has been designed by Cristian Pineda, with a want to proceed the storytelling of this restaurant, with a imaginative and prescient to take diners on a journey wherein varied cultures, aromas and flavours merge. From the Hispania of the times of the Roman Empire and the legacy left behind by that civilisation on the Iberian Peninsula, to tributes to varied expressions of Andalusian artwork, such because the beginnings of flamenco or the beginning of cubism with Picasso.

Positive Eating

The expertise is most undoubtedly gourmand.  Our meal started with tasty pre-starters of sardines and tartlets with tuna and garum, evocative of the historic delicacies of the coast. 

If you wish to have an actual flavour of the south, it’s best to order fried fish – it’s so good right here. The basic deep-fried cod fritters ‘buñuelos de bacalao’ on this menu are given a elevate with lemon & ginger – crispy on the skin and light-weight and flavoursome inside.

The blue-fin tuna, from the recent fish a part of the menu, appeared wonderful with its oil and vegetable emulsion marbling. That is such a wonderful-looking dish, however I couldn’t assist however suppose that the flavour of this exceptional native Almadraba tuna was considerably drowned by the marinade.

The white prawn and avocado ceviche with elegant foam presentation is a profitable summery, refreshing, flavoursome hit. 

We couldn’t resist ordering from the Josper Grill., You see the cooks working over sizzling ambers by the kitchen and tempting aromas sometimes waft over through the meal. So, we went for the Moorish-style Doruc pork ribs – served off the bone –  a tasty steadiness of meat and fats. 

The half lobster was additionally ready on the charcoal Josper grill and served with noodles, and a seafood ‘Bolognese’ – with on level presentation.

Edge is a welcome addition to Marbella’s numerous eating scene.

Contact Particulars

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Deal with: El Fuerte Marbella, C/ El Fuerte, s/n 29602 Marbella, Málaga, Spain.

Andrew Forbes

Andrew is a Advertising and marketing Communications guide, working throughout the wellness, journey & way of life sectors.
His observe document in PR, advertising and marketing and branding spans 30 years. He writes repeatedly on worldwide wellness, journey, and way of life themes with a specific ardour for the Mediterranean and the Americas. Initially from the UK, Andrew Forbes has lived within the US and France however now calls southern Spain his dwelling, the place he’s a specialist in hospitality advertising and marketing and content material, in addition to a Contributing Editor for Spain’s main English language newspaper.

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