There is a Beach Club called Ajedrez situated on the outskirts of Chipiona, nestled on the fine sands of the Tres Piedras Beach. Sounds lovely eh?
Why do I mention this? Well, it´s where I am going to be based from July until the end of the summer.
Ajedrez Beach Club (Spanish for “Chess” and pronounced “ah-hay-dreth“), serves freshly caught seafood and other Spanish delicacies throughout the day.
Clear blue sky, clear blue sea!
During the evening as the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean, the Beach Club transforms, as well as the kitchen and menu.
The cosy dining room will be illuminated by handcrafted lamps, ambient music will play in the background and my new menu will be served.
The actual menu is still being planned, but some favourites will definitely make an appearance! With just over a month to go, my head is spinning with ideas!
Goong Che Nam Pa or Laotian Prawn Carpaccio will certainly feature.
Dtom Khem Ravioli will get a makeover and I will use Lobster instead of Pork, an idea that came to mind during my time in Milan.
Goi Pa, a personal favourite of mine will appear, it would be hard not to have it on the menu, especially when the fish is so fresh!
My initial idea is to present a small menu that frequently changes, always using the best ingredients available. The kitchen is much smaller than the kitchens at the hotel in Benalup and at the unit in Milan, and it doesn’t have all the high-tech gadgets that I am used to, but that wont stop me from doing what I do, there is always a solution!
I have enjoyed my time in Italy, and have learned a lot and made some new friends. I am also looking forward to retuning to Spain and to the town where I first started my Iberian adventure. Chipiona.
Calle Miramar, 1
Playa Tres Piedras
11550 Chipiona, (Cádiz)