Mirabona translates roughly as ‘look good’ and it could not be a more appropriate name for the restaurant within the peaceful, hideaway Finca Ca’n Beneït in the foothills of Mallorca’s Serra de Tramuntana.
From its elevated position in the cosy hamlet of Binibona, Mirabona’s pretty terrace has a panoramic view across Mallorca. But there’s more than gorgeous bucolic views at this rural farm-to-table restaurant: the cuisine also looks – and tastes – good.
Organic fruit, vegetables, and herbs grow in the Finca Ca’n Beneït gardens, which means the chefs – led by Joan Ferragut – have some great produce to hand, including olive oil pressed from the estate’s olives in the hotel’s original tafona. The cuisine is unpretentious, honest, and a good reason to make the drive out to Binibona, which is in the area of Mallorca known as El Raiguer.
I was fortunate enough to be part of a small gathering trying some of the new spring menu dishes for 2022. We also had the melt-in-the-mouth lamb (from the finca) with carrot cream but rain made us relocate indoors from the terrace just before this course, and I forgot to take a photo of that dish. I should give a special mention for the delicious desserts which, like the cake available for afternoon tea, are homemade.
The spring weather in Mallorca isn’t great at the moment (today has been constant drizzle where I live, near Manacor). But sunshine and blue skies will soon return, and with it the beautiful blooms of Finca Ca’n Beneït’s wisteria, draping over Mirabona’s terrace.
Look out for Mirabona’s wine-pairing dinners, with wines chosen by sommelier Amy Dunn.
Mirabona is open daily for lunch (13-16h), and for dinner (19-22h). Book a table by phoning +34 871 811 871 or book online – where you’ll also find the menu details.
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©Jan Edwards 2022