La Sala by the Sea
In its 12 years La Sala by the Sea has made a strong name for itself as one of the best beach clubs on the coast. This month the evening restaurant returns every Friday, Saturday and Sunday offering you the chance to enjoy the stunning La Sala by the Sea setting and dine on their fusion menu under the stars. From 8.30pm the popular beach club transforms into a Thai inspired haven offering a relaxed, intimate dining experience with the ocean waves lapping against the shore as a backdrop and fragrant aromas filling the air.
The vast menu includes the signature La Sala by the Sea Thai inspired dishes such as Por Pia Thod – Crispy Vegetarian Spring Rolls or Moo Ping - Sticky Thai Style Pork Skewers with a Thai Dipping Sauce to start followed by Kaeng Kiew Wan Kai – Thai Green Curry with Chicken or King Prawns and Pad Kratiem – Chicken with Pepper and Garlic. But it’s not just oriental delights featured at this beachside eatery, Sala Group regulars will be delighted to hear that many of their iconic specialities also make an appearance. Choose from the Chargrilled Steak served with Hand-Cut Fries, Vine Roasted Tomatoes & Mushrooms or the Buddha Burger made up of 100% Pure Fillet Steak Burger topped with Lettuce, Pickles, Tomato, Onion, Melted Cheese and served with Hand Cut Fries. The Lobster Burger also stood out; filled with tender lobster and king prawns and dressed with a lemon and Sriracha sauce. SHWINGS also make an appearance; served buffalo chicken style with the infamous blue cheese dip or coated with seven spice, sweet honey and chilli sauce… if you read last month’s review of Villa Toscana you will know these are worth a visit alone.
This month they are even offering something special for the ladies, ‘Ladies who Dine’ is available every evening and offers women complementary unlimited cava from 8:30pm-11:30pm when ordering a main course from the menu. As if you needed an excuse?
We decided to sample an array of both the fusion and classic options starting with Por Pia Thod - Thai Dumplings with a Garlic, Soy and Vinegar Dipping Sauce; these melt-in-your-mouth bundles were rich in oriental flavours and complemented perfectly by the soy dip. A mixed sushi platter as vibrant in colour as in flavour was the next to arrive… well fresh sushi by the beach, what more can I say. La Sala by the Sea offers small, medium and large platters, so you can opt for sushi as your starter, main meal or even to share amongst the table, as we did.
Next up was Sala’s iconic Chateaubriand, I have sampled a fair few restaurants on the coast and I have to say I am yet to find a Chateaubriand that rivals in quality; everything from the succulent meat to the creamy pepper sauce to the roasted vine tomatoes bursting in flavour was impeccable.
The heavenly Crispy Duck with Pancakes and Hoisin Sauce (another Sala speciality) and the Kaprow – Stir Fried Beef with Chilli and Basil concluded our evening selection. What truly amazed me was the diverse menu and how each dish excelled individually. On this occasion I couldn’t even pick a shining star as they all shone as bright as each other, all I would say is don’t miss the chance to sample this exquisite beachside dining experience this summer.