March 1st is a public holiday on Mallorca (and her sister islands) as it’s Día de les Illes Balears. There is always a lot going on around this date and, this year, one of the must-do things for foodies is a tapas event known as Peccata Minuta, on Saturday, February 28th. These tapas feasts are organized by Chefs(in), and have proved very popular in Palma de Mallorca and in Inca.
This time, Peccata Minuta is taking place in two locations on the same day: Palma (at Santa Catalina’s indoor market) and at the fish market in Ciutadella, Menorca.
Seven chefs will be sharpening their knives for the Palma event, each creating one superb tapa towards what will be a complete menu:
Víctor García (La Fortaleza, Cap Rocat Hotel)
Marc Fosh (Simply Fosh, Palma – with one Michelin star)
Tomeu Martí (Arume, Palma)
Tomeu Torrens (Celler de Can Amer, Inca)
William Tetard (Ses Rotges, Cala Ratjada)
Miquel Gelabert (Can March, Manacor)
Because space is limited in Santa Catalina market, there’s a change to the way this edition of Peccata Minuta is being run. Instead of buying tickets at the entrance for the number of individual dishes you want to try, there’s one ticket to cover all seven dishes – and they’re being offered in advance, via the Chefs(in) website.
I’m looking forward to trying the food of Víctor García (I still haven’t eaten at La Fortaleza) and Elisabeth Julienne, who is based on Menorca, as these are the only two whose cuisine I haven’t tried. Should be a great night – and wonderful celebration of Balearic gastronomy.
February 28th, 21:00h-midnight
Mercat de Santa Catalina
Palma de Mallorca
Tickets and information: http://www.chefsins.com