Marbella’s Fusion of cuisine and shopping
Marbella has long been renowned for its fusion of quality international cuisine and innovative restaurants, making the town a food lovers’ delight. Diners are able to sample a selection of the best dishes from Japan to Argentina and Thailand to France – not to forget some of the finest Spanish food – all without having to travel more than a few minutes from their property in Marbella. Now the concept of international dining without the need to criss-cross the world has been taken a step further with the recently opened Ambrosía in Urbanisation la Alzambra, Nueva Andalucia, near Puerto Banus.
Billed as Marbella’s first gourmet food market, the concept is designed to create an enjoyable food shopping experience that enables you to sample what is on offer. Set over two floors, Ambrosía is reminiscent of Madrid’s Mercado de San Miguel yet naturally on a slightly smaller scale featuring 14 stands, each with its own individual character, offering dishes from around the world, including Italian, Arabic, Spanish, Thai and Japanese specialities.
Marbella’s market vibe
The atmosphere inside the market is friendly and vibrant, with the stall owners knowledgeable and passionate about their products. What makes the market different is that customers are welcome to sample some of the gourmet offerings while strolling around the market. Trendy counter bars surround the main seating area, allowing you to enjoy the succulent dishes at your leisure while socialising with friends and family.
Speciality dishes include pizza flavoured croquetas, caviar, sushi, vegetarian lasagne and Aberdeen Angus steak, all of which are reasonably priced. As well as gourmet food, Ambrosía has beer and cocktail bars, and a wine and champagne bar offering more than 300 varieties. The shaded terrace is the perfect place to while away a summer’s afternoon with a cooling drink and a tapa or two of the delicious food as you soak in the Puerto Banús atmosphere.
Puerto Banús’ night market
When the sun sets over the Mediterranean, this delightful new venue provides the perfect meeting place to begin your evening. Ambrosía’s second floor, designed in mezzanine fashion overlooking the main food court, comes to life with live entertainment contributing to an energetic and fun atmosphere. Here you can sample the creative cocktails on offer from the garden-style bar with its patchwork seats and tropical plants, or lounge on the comfortable black and white leather sofas at the chic, elegant venue.
Ambrosía is fast becoming the meeting point of choice for shoppers, business people, socialites and tourists alike, and it is easy to see why with all that it has to offer. It couldn’t be in a more convenient setting, situated just a few minutes walk from the centre of Puerto Banús and five minutes drive from Marbella.
Ambrosía is yet another reason to visit the thriving port, which year by year keeps getting better and better, making it the perfect destination for tourists and residents looking for something a little different.
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