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Female chefs on Mallorca in Repsol Guide’s top ten

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Mallorca has plenty of traditional restaurants where a woman is at the helm in the kitchen. They’re often referred to as cooks, rather than chefs. But there are some women in restaurant kitchens on this island who are most definitely chefs. And two have just been selected by the travel guide Guía Repsol for inclusion in their list of the top ten women chefs in Spain. Macarena de Castro (Jardín, Puerto Alcúdia) and María Solivellas […]

Dishes for summer entertaining on Mallorca

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If there’s one thing I enjoy more than watching a professional chef at work, it’s eating the food I’ve seen created in front of me. My best experience of this on Mallorca was now quite a while ago, at Tomeu Caldentey’s Michelin-starred restaurant Es Molí d’en Bou in Sa Coma; I was there to write a restaurant review, and the photographer and I sat at the chef’s table in the kitchen to watch the brigade […]

New venue for Grand Gourmet Award Mallorca 2015

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This year’s Grand Gourmet Award had a new venue: the 5-star hotel Castell Son Claret, near Es Capdellà. Some 155 people attended (some of them flying to the island especially for the event) for an extraordinary gastronomic experience, created by eight superb chefs (seven from Michelin-starred restaurants). The chefs: Fernando P Arellano (Zaranda, Castell Son Claret) Tomeu Caldentey (Es Molí d’en Bou) Macarena de Castro (Rte Jardín) Marc Fosh (Simply Fosh) Andreu Genestra (Andreu Genestra) […]

Mallorca’s Safari Culinario – a gastronomic experience

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It’s an opportunity on Mallorca to taste the cuisine of several international Michelin-starred chefs all in one place and on one night. The Safari Culinario each July at the St Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort is a gastronomic treat that no foodie should miss. We attended a previous Safari Culinario in 2013, and I wrote an article about it, published in Food & Wine journal. The event was the best we had been to since moving to […]

A week of eating and drinking out on Mallorca

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Chefs / Drink / Eat / Food / Hoteliers / Markets / Michelin / Restaurants / Wine

Friends from Oxford have just stayed with us for eight nights and, although I have had a break from writing over that period, we have been enjoying Mallorca’s gastronomy as much as ever. Of all the people who come to stay with us, Duncan and Kristina’s gastronomic tastes are the closest to our own and we make a point of taking them to places we enjoy – because we know they will too. Dinner by the sea […]

A top catering service on Mallorca

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Anyone looking for a catering company on Mallorca has plenty of choice, with some excellent catering and private chef services available. Should you ever need to know, the local word for catering is . . . catering – pronounced ‘cattering’. We’ve never hired a catering service but, having tasted their food on quite a few occasions, have recommended Finca Catering (previously known as Top Catering) to friends planning parties. The Manacor-based company is run by […]

Seven Michelin stars for Mallorca for 2015

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Within the past hour, the news that every decent chef in Spain and Portugal has been waiting for was announced: the Michelin stars for 2015. Last year on Mallorca there were five restaurants with Michelin-starred cuisine. For 2015 there are two new additions; the restaurants with stars in 2014 have retained them for 2015, making a total of seven restaurants each with one star.  I’m pleased to say I’ve eaten in them all and can confirm that […]