Spain and Portugal’s culinary Oscars – the Michelin stars – were announced this evening (Tuesday, 14th December) in Valencia, at a gala held at El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía.
Here are the new stars for Mallorca:
Estrella Verde for Sustainable Gastronomy: Maca de Castro, Alcúdia.
Voro Restaurant in Canyamel (chef Álvaro Salazar) has been awarded two Michelin stars for 2022. Congratulations to Álvaro and all the team.
Fernando P Arellano’s Zaranda – which had two Michelin stars at its previous location at Castell Son Claret hotel – moved this year to Es Princep hotel in Palma. Zaranda has been awarded one Michelin star for 2022.
Stars Retained for 2022
The following retained their one Michelin star for the coming year:
Dins by Santi Taura
Maca De Castro
Es Racó des Teix
In July this year, chef Josef Sauerschell – who owns this beautiful restaurant in Deià, with his wife Leonor Payeras – wrote to Michelin to return the star that had been awarded to Es Racó des Teix every year since the year 2000. He’s not closing the restaurant – thank goodness! – but, now aged 66, has chosen to relinquish the pressure associated with having a Michelin Star.
I’ve eaten a few times at Es Racó des Teix, but my most memorable experience of the place was having lunch there with The Boss after the lockdown ended and restaurants were able to open their terraces to diners again. We’re looking forward to returning in 2022 when this seasonal restaurant reopens.
Jan Edwards 2021