The 5-star hotel Belmond La Residencia in Deià has long had an association with art. It’s not surprising, as this beautiful village on the northwest coast of Mallorca is enough to bring out the artist in anyone – even me (although my own painterly skills stopped developing when I was about 10 years old).
Last year the hotel redeveloped its bistro and bar, creating the new Café Miró. As well as a place to eat and drink, this space also serves as an exhibition area for original paintings by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. The hotel has a good relationship with the Miró family and Café Miró is home to a collection of 33 of the renowned artist’s original artworks, on loan from the family. It is the largest exhibition of Miró artworks on display together in any of the world’s hotels. This new exhibition continues throughout 2017 and members of the public are welcome to visit it and also see Miró’s famous bronze sculpture Tête, in the hotel’s sculpture garden.
Gourmet dinner menu
Belmond La Residencia’s executive chef Guillermo Méndez created a special Miró gourmet menu to celebrate the new exhibition. It has been designed to “reflect the artist’s thoughts and attitude towards fresh Mediterranean food” – as expressed in his writings and from information provided by the artist’s family.
Tea with Miró
Cafe Miró is also introducing a ‘Tea with Miró’, including pastries created by the chef. Afternoon tea is a very British tradition (one we used to enjoy in our home country), and there aren’t too many places on Mallorca where you can find such a treat. And this one is particularly special, as it served on a bespoke porcelain tea service – a concept created by the hotel’s resident sculptor Juan Waelder, for Cafe Miró. The exclusive tea service is available to purchase (in a limited production) – but only from Belmond La Residencia’s boutique.
Read about our excellent lunch earlier this year at Cafe Miró here.
Text & images Jan Edwards©2016