Here are further details of some of the news and events from Mallorca’s world of hospitality and gastronomy, mentioned in my ‘Balearic Bites’ features this week on Mallorca Sunshine Radio.
Cooking the Books
Justine Murphy of the multi-division business mybuybueno has cooked up a new idea for food lovers in Mallorca: the Cookbook Supper Club. The idea is that attendees gather together to prepare, cook, and eat supper (and clear up afterwards), creating an ambience much like that of a supper party at home cooked with friends. It’s a chance to be inspired by different chefs and put recipes from the month’s chosen cookbook to the test, alongside other keen cooks in the mymuybuenocookery school open kitchen in the heart of Palma.
Each month the price will change depending on the ingredients and recipes used. The Cookbook Supper Club will be for a maximum of ten people and take place on the last Thursday evening of each month.
The Cookbook Supper Club launches on Thursday, November 29th at 7pm, when attendees will cook and eat six dishes (including dessert of sweetened sticky rice, mango, and sweet coconut cream) from David Thompson’s cookbook Thai Food. The price for this inaugural event is 20€ a head. Take your own wine; Justine suggests a Riesling or similar would be most suitable. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Ma Maison celebrates 7th anniversary
Two years ago, The Boss and I attended the 5th anniversary of the charming Tunisian restaurant A Ma Maison in Palma’s Santa Catalina district. The restaurant owner Saloua was a wonderful hostess – even donning a belly-dancing outfit and shaking it all about for part of the evening! Two years on and it’s time to party again. A Ma Maison celebrates its 7th anniversary on Saturday, 24th November, with another ‘do’. The event includes an open bar, Tunisian buffet, and lots of fun. Paul Martin – a talented Mallorca-based singer who gigs at several restaurants and hotels throughout the year – will entertain, so there will be dancing. A raffle with great prizes is also on the agenda.
Saloua is using this event to raise money for a Christmas lunch for 600 children in need on the island of Mallorca. Only 60 tickets are available for this anniversary party in Palma on the 24th, so it’s best to book now as they are selling fast. Tickets are 60 euros each and 10 euros from each ticket sold will go to Saloua’s Christmas lunch for kids in need. Book your tickets by calling on +34 971 919 697.
Tess de Mar introduces menú del día
Sa Creu Nova Art Hotel and Spa in the Mallorcan market town of Campos has closed for the winter break, but its two restaurants are still open for business. The Mediterranean restaurant Tess de Mar has launched a weekly-changing menú del día – a set three-course menu with a choice of starter and main courses and one dessert. The menu at Tess de Mar is designed to be nourishing, balanced, and good value at 19€, excluding drinks.
Fera Business & Lifestyle Events
After celebrating its first anniversary recently, Fera Restaurant and Bar in Palma has announced that it will host a monthly networking Fera Business and Lifestyle Event. These will include a lunch and masterclass – presented by an expert sharing their knowledge of business and lifestyle topics, trends, and opportunities.
Launch date is Tuesday, November 20th from 1pm. The first masterclass is entitled Discipline and Management and will be presented by Pablo Mielgo, director of the Balearic Symphony Orchestra. The cost is 60€ including IVA, for the masterclass, three-course lunch and wine. Contact Fera Restaurant and Bar in Palma to book your place.
Food Passion in Port Adriano
Port Adriano in Mallorca’s southwest is a tempting place to eat out this November. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout November, eight restaurants in the Philippe Starck-designed superyacht marina are taking part in the initiative Food Passion in Port Adriano. Each restaurant is offering a special tasting menu for lunch or dinner, costing between 16€ and 18€. Participating restaurants are coast by east, UMI, Ristorante Giuseppe, Bruno, Vino del Mar, La Cantina, El Faro del Toro, and La Oca 2. Find out more (including the menus) here.
Jan Edwards ©2018