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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 […]
Vegetarians used to get a pretty rough deal eating out on Mallorca, but things have improved immensely for those who choose not to eat meat or fish (and also for vegans). It’s a far cry from our first experience – in 2004 – of taking some island-visiting veggie friends out for dinner. The two Mallorcan women who ran the coastal village restaurant we visited had always been friendly and helpful in the past and, as […]
The southwest of Mallorca is home to the Calvià municipality – home of some of the island’s most popular resorts, marinas, and tourist attractions. But this area also offers tranquillity, and we found it staying in the rurally located Finca Hotel Can Estades, less than two kilometres from the village of Calvià. The Can Estades estate has been here since the 16th century, and is surrounded by lovely countryside, with views of the UNESCO World […]
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) […]
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 […]
Earlier this year I wrote a post in which I mentioned that Mallorcan chef Tomeu Caldentey had reopened Taronja Negre in the old mill in the village of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, near Manacor. We had been fans of Taronja Negre in its original format, when it shared these beautiful premises with the Michelin-starred Es Molí d’en Bou (which is now in the resort of Sa Coma). Taronja Negre reopened over the winter with a new concept – […]
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 […]
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 […]