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Another ‘Peccata Minuta’ success for Chefs(in)

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Warm sunny weather added to the enjoyment of ‘Peccata Minuta’ – the gourmet tapas event organized by Chefs(in) in Inca on Sunday. Eight chefs produced some delicious tapas, which were available at a cost of three euros a portion. Money well spent, we thought, after we’d indulged ourselves in a few of them.     We bought our ‘tickets’ for the number of tapas we wanted at 11am promptly, an hour before the event started, then […]

On the tapas trail in the Mallorcan town of Inca

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As someone who enjoys experiencing different flavours, aromas, and textures of food, I’m a big fan of eating tapas. The Boss shares this enjoyment, so we’ll be heading off to Inca this Sunday (October 26th) for Peccata Minuta – a gourmet tapas route in the setting of the Cloister of St Domingo. We went to this event last year and thoroughly enjoyed trying the creative tapas prepared by some of the island’s notable chefs. The event is […]

Cook like Marc Fosh with his ‘Fosh Food Magazine’

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Simply Fosh is now known as Marc Fosh I am a big fan of Marc Fosh – the amiable Londoner who became the first British chef in Spain to have his cuisine recognized with a Michelin star. He was working at Reads Hotel on Mallorca at the time, and we went there quite a few times (for birthdays and anniversaries) while he was at the helm in the kitchen. He left Reads, and the star, to open his […]

Zaranda restaurant named ‘Best of the Best’ in Robb Report

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One of Mallorca’s top restaurants has been named in the prestigious 26th Annual ‘Best of the Best’ Robb Report. I should add that I’m not a typical reader of this august organ – not being one of the “ultra-affluent consumers” it targets, and therefore unable to splash the cash on the prestigious global luxury brands it has showcased for more than three decades. But, hey, the 2014 report features something luxurious that I have experienced: chef supremo Fernando Pérez Arellano’s […]

MasterChef: The Professionals’ finalist on Mallorca

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Chefs / Eat / Michelin / Restaurants

The following is a heavily abridged version of my article, published in the Majorca Daily Bulletin on March 2nd, 2014, and based on an interview I did with Claire Hutchings – finalist in the 2011 series of ‘MasterChef: The Professionals’ – now working at Zaranda restaurant. Claire also featured in the news section of the ‘abcMallorca Restaurant Guide 2014/15’. From Moseley to Mallorca for MasterChef finalist The pretty petite blonde from the Birmingham suburb of Moseley has […]

Balearics’ best burrata?

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Burrata. Even the name sounds lovely rolled around the tongue, when said with an Italian accent. Rolling this creamy cheese speciality from Southern Italy (Puglia) around your tongue is even better. Best not to think about the calories though . . . My first burrata experience was a few years ago at Ribello, a smart Italian restaurant in La Lonja, Palma. Along with the editor of abcMallorca magazine and a photographer, we were trying the place for a restaurant review I was to write. […]

Review of dinner at Olivera

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This time last week we were packing our overnight bags to take advantage of a Mallorca residents’ deal on offer this month from Castell Son Claret – the country house hotel that opened in the spring of last year, with the marketing strapline ‘The Luxury of Silence’. The hotel has two restaurants – Zaranda (which went from one star to two Michelin stars for 2016 and 2017) and Olivera. Both are overseen by award-winning chef Fernando Pérez Arellano, […]