Favourite foodie events in November 2015 on Mallorca

Our first foodie treat of November is likely to be a delicious dinner to celebrate my birthday on the 1st of the month. But there are plenty of gastronomic events on Mallorca that anyone can enjoy during November.

Sunday, November 1st is also the date of Peccata Minuta in Inca this year. You can read about last year’s well-attended tapas trail here.

The venue is again Sant Domingo cloister in the town, with the doors open between 12 noon and 4pm.

Participating chefs are:

  • Cati Pieras – from the restaurant DaiCa in Llubí
  • Joan Marc Garcias – Joan Marc, Inc
  • Marga Coll – Miceli, Selva
  • Tomeu Torrens – Can Amer, Inca
  • Silvia Anglada – Es Tast de na Sílvia, Ciutadella (Menorca)
  • Víctor Bayo – Alcaufar Vell, Sant Lluís (Menorca)

Wines, beer, and coffee will be on sale.

Wednesday, November 18th is the start of an event called VanBig in Inca, at the Cuartel General Luque. It’s on from 7pm until midnight, and continues the next day – during the annual traditional Dijous Bo fair (from 10am until 10pm). Expect food, ham-carving demos, music, and more at what’s dubbed as a gastro-cultural event  . . .

Ham

Just waiting to be carved.

Saturday and Sunday, November 21st & 22nd are the dates for this year’s Fira de s’Oliva in Caimari –  a celebration of all things olive-related. Oils, olives preserved in all manner of ways, young olive trees, and olive wood items are all to be found on sale in the streets of this pleasant village. Expect to have a bit of a walk from parking your car, as this event attracts a lot of people.

Olives.

Anyone for some olives?

The other side of the island also has a gastro event on November 21st and 22nd. The 2nd Mercat Gastronòmic del Bolet is another celebration of autumn’s bounty of mushrooms, which takes place in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar. The event includes show-cookings, food trucks, cooking competitions, and will be attended by well-known chefs including Tomeu Caldentey (Bou and Taronja Negre restaurants) and Marta Rosselló (Sal de Cocó restaurant).

Tomeu Caldentey (centre) with chef Andrés Benítez and restaurant director Manuel Pérez, outside Taronja Negre.

Tomeu Caldentey (centre) with chef Andrés Benítez and restaurant director Manuel Pérez, outside Taronja Negre.

Sunday, November 22nd is the date of the traditional annual Fira de la Mel in the village of Llubí. The honey fair is all about bees, honey, and beekeeping. If you’re looking for luscious local honey, beeswax candles, a new hive, or some beekeeping garb, this is the place to be. And there are always loads of bees buzzing around . . .

Stock up on good local honey.

Stock up on good local honey.

The last weekend of November (29th and 30th) is the weekend of the Fira de l’Esclata-Sang I de la Muntayna in the small village of Mancor del Vall. This one is mainly about the delicious esclata-sang mushroom that’s highly prized around these parts and found in abundance at this time of year, but is also a countryside-themed event.

Mushrooms

The prized esclata-sang mushrooms.

 



Categories: Chefs, Food, Mallorcan produce, Restaurants, Tapas

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