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Lunch at Bartomeu in Sa Coma

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We’ve been fans of Mallorcan chef Tomeu Caldentey’s cuisine since before I began this blog. He was the first Mallorcan chef on the island to have his cuisine awarded a Michelin star, which he maintained for 14 years. In 2018 Tomeu gave up the star to change his restaurant concept to something different, more affordable and, I’m sure, less stressful. He created his new concept, Tomeu Caldentey Cuiner, in the same premises in Sa Coma, […]

World Olive Tree Day 2021

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Forget Black Friday. Today, November 26th, is World Olive Tree Day and it’s being celebrated in Mallorca with a number of events organised by Oli de Mallorca. This annual global homage to the olive tree – grown across five continents of the world – began back in 2019. Today we acknowledge the positive role olive trees play against global warming. Olive trees are an icon of the Mallorcan landscape (particularly in the Serra de Tramuntana), […]

Review of Cantina Panzà in Palma

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Mallorca is going through a period of bad weather, thanks to Storm ‘Blas’. Although it’s still officially autumn, there’s a feeling of winter on the island. Frankly, it’s the perfect weather for comfort food, dishes that warm and satisfy, and remind you what is good about Mallorca’s cooler months. If you’re craving such food, give Cantina Panzà a try. Opened this year in the middle of September, this restaurant is within the 5-star Boutique Hotel […]

Llampuga – Lightning Fish – Back on the Menu in Mallorca

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On holiday long ago in the Florida Keys, I was offered dolphinfish in a restaurant. The waiter laughed when he saw how the ‘d’ word had alarmed me – I’d be a hopeless poker player. He then explained the dish didn’t contain a marine mammal, but a fish that’s also known as mahi-mahi, which we ate in the Caribbean. You may also see it on menus as golden mackerel. This fish – known as dorado […]

Guided Visit & Tasting Menu in Sa Vall, Manacor

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If you’re a fan of farm-to-table-eating events, I can recommend spending a Friday evening at S’Hort de sa Vall, just outside Manacor. This fertile valley is home to this well-kept farm, which recently opened its farm shop on Saturday mornings under the Venda Directa scheme. On Friday evenings – at least for the next two weeks – they offer a guided tour of the farm, followed by a tasting menu dinner with wine. They plan […]

Fresh Produce from this Manacor Farm

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Anyone for plump, juicy tomatoes, recently harvested? Glossy peppers or aubergines? A thirst-quenching, cooling watermelon? These and more are among the summer vegetables and fruit grown in the beautiful, fertile valley in Mallorca near Manacor, known as Sa Vall. This peaceful Mallorcan valley is home to the rural hotel Reserva Rotana, which has its own private nine-hole golf course. But most of the rest of Sa Vall is given over to agricultural activities. We know […]