Eat Out to Help Out in Mallorca: Hotel El Coto Offering Gastronomic Weekend this September

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Your last chance to enjoy this fabulous hotel in 2020. Hotel El Coto closes on September 20th, reopening again next season.

Looking striking at night

The 5-star Hotel El Coto in Colònia de Sant Jordi was a fantastic discovery for me a few years ago, while I was editing a local guide to wines and wineries.

Run with great care and attention to guests by the charming Navarrete family, the 50-room property is just a couple of minutes’ walk from two beaches and is opposite the salt lakes known as Salines de s’Avall—which give it a unique outlook from the hotel’s roof terrace.

A Resort Hotel with a Difference

Hotel El Coto may be in a resort, with other holiday hotels and apartments nearby, but it’s no ordinary tourist hotel. Those in the know refer to it as ‘the wine hotel’—with good reason. The property has a superb cellar—both in terms of design and contents—with more than 400 Spanish wines on offer.

Being a wine enthusiast usually goes hand-in-hand with appreciating fine cuisine, so it won’t be a surprise to learn that Hotel El Coto has a good reputation for gastronomy. The owners brought in Gerhardt Schwaiger (of the former 2-Michelin-star Tristán restaurant, and now Schwaiger Xino’s in Palma de Mallorca) as culinary consultant a few years ago.

I recently treated The Boss to a stay there for his birthday and picked up the following details.

And, by the way, anti-Covid hygiene measures were excellent. Rooms have their own bottle of sanitizing gel and a pack of spare disposable face masks and there were bottles of gel all around the property.

How About a Gastronomic Weekend?

Although many hotels in Mallorca have already closed, this weekend Hotel El Coto is offering a Gastronomic Weekend (Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September). These events offer a reception aperitif, dinner and paired wines.

Each night offers an aperitif on the hotel’s gorgeous rooftop terrace (views over the salt lakes and towards the renowned Es Trenc beach), followed by a six-course tasting menu with six paired wines from the weekend’s featured wineries. Representatives from these wineries will go to tables to tell diners about the featured wines.

You can enjoy these gastronomic dinners with accommodation in a shared room and breakfast for 120 euros per person per night. No drink/driving problems and the prospect of an excellent à la carte breakfast the next morning by the beautiful swimming pool, if the weather permits.

What’s On for September 18th & 19th

Featured bodegas:-

Friday, 18th – Bodegas Grupo Perelada, Chivite, and Taittinger

Saturday, 19th – Raúl Pérez, Telmo Rodríguez and Pol Roger

Menus (wines in italics)

Friday 18th

Marinated salmon and salmon belly with rhubarb and cucumber

Perelada Cava Gran Claustro


Velouté of rock fish with cod

Perelada Finca la Garriga


Artichokes in creamy sauce with duck fois

Chivite Las Fincas Dos Garnachas


Sea bass with vegetable risotto and Pommery mustard sauce

Chivite Colección 125 ‘Chardonnay’


Oven-baked entrecôte of American Angus with pea purée and French potato salad

Perelade Finca Malaveina


Banana ice cream with cinnamon flower cream and pecan-nut caramel

Perelada Garnacha Dulce 12 Años

Saturday 19th

Red tuna tartare, mozzarella and marinated tomatoes

Tras Da Canda 2016 Caiño


White garlic soup with roasted mackerel and apple

Ultreia 2017 ‘Mencia’


Corvina and fine pasta with saffron and vegetables

Lanzaga 2015 ‘Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha’


Terrine of suckling pig with pea purée, potato vinaigrette and vegetables

El Jorco de la Familia 2017 ‘Garnacha’


Loin of lamb, couscous with herbs, mushrooms, and rosemary juice

Matallana 2014 ‘Tempranillo’


Passion fruit mousse, sweet corn sorbet, and caramelized popcorn

Telmo Rodríguez MR ‘Moscatel’

To book or for more details, email or telephone 971 65 50 25.

Jan Edwards ©2020

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