New Repsol Sols & a Michelin-star Move

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Alicante was the centre of attention for the Spanish gastronomy world last evening: the Repsol Guía held their annual gala dinner to announce the new ‘Sols’ for 2023. These awards are the Spanish equivalent of Michelin stars.

Mallorca’s new Sols are as follows – and both recipients are in the resort of Canyamel:

Voro – 2 Sols (Voro also has 2 Michelin stars)*

Can Simoneta – Canyamel – one Sol. I am delighted for chef David Moreno and his excellent team at this 5-star hotel.

Total Sols in Mallorca

One 3-Sols restaurant

Six 2-Sols restaurants

Eleven 1-Sol restaurants

Repsol ‘Recomendados’

The following Mallorca restaurants are new recommendations for 2023:

Es Pi – Deià

La Gran Tortuga – Peguera

La Vieja de Jonay Hernandez – Palma*

Nus – Santa Catalina, Palma

Sa Pleta by Marc Fosh – Canyamel

Terrae – Pollença

As you may have noticed, Canyamel is now quite the foodie destination!

*These reviews are pre-pandemic, but will give you an idea of the cuisine available. Any prices mentioned will have changed, of course.

For a full guide to all the Repsol Sols in Spain (new and existing) for 2023, click here.

A Michelin-Star Move

Mallorcan chef Andreu Genestra is relocating his one-Michelin-star, eponymous restaurant from Capdepera to the countryside near Llucmajor. After a decade at Predi Son Jaume Rural Hotel, Genestra will re-open in April in the new location of Hotel Zoëtry, a 5-star hotel on the 14th-century Finca Sa Torre. Andreu Genestra restaurant also has a green Michelin star for sustainability. Senzill, Genestra’s bistro at Predi Son Jaume, will remain there.

Although the hotel in Llucmajor has changed hands and name in recent years, it won’t be the first time that a Michelin-star restaurant has been under its roof. When Andreu’s friend, chef Fernando P Arellano, relocated his starred restaurant Zaranda from Madrid to Mallorca, it was on this very same property.

Jan Edwards ©2023

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