Skina has been around for over a decade, founded in 2004 by Marcos Granda and his wife María Isabel Salamanca and it is a proud member of the 1 star Michelin club since 2008. Located on a corner in the charming historical part of Marbella where the streets are cobble stone and flowers cascade from wrought iron balconies. The restaurant is surprisingly small, sitting 14 not counting the terrace tables when the weather permits.
We went there for dinner after a friend recommened it saying that if he could only go to one place in Marbella, he would go to Skina. Another couple came with us and the four of us fell in love with the restaurant. The wine list is well chosen and reasonable priced which I always say is a huge plus. You can only order sampling menus which range at 98.90 euros for the Andalussian or an A la Carte Menu (3 courses) for 84.90. Note that they only open for dinner.
The menu varies with the season but I want to show you some of the dishes that we really enjoyed so you can get an idea of how they prepare the food and what the preparations look like. The Malaga white prawns dry rice “paella”
or the red tuna tartar with watermelon and passion fruit are both Starters.
We all loved the red prawn so much that we had another two for dessert. Simply delicious!
For the main course, local red mullet served with fennel and horseradish.
Andalussian pig, served with mango and local cheese cream.
For dessert the “mojito” was very refreshing
and the cheese platter was tasty.
I am sure that if you have already been to Skina you will agree with me that it is highly recommendable and if you haven’t, I would put it on my restaurants-to-visit list for 2015.