All posts tagged: Castell Son Claret

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) […]

Seven tried-and-tested hotels on Mallorca (part two)

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Our hotel stays in 2014 were all on Mallorca – and each for one night. I’ve already written about Castell Son Claret and Es Revellar Art Resort, in part one of this post. Today you can find out about three more hotels we enjoyed staying in during the course of the year. Petit Hotel Son Arnau, Selva I first heard about this new luxury village hotel (opened at the start of 2014) when I saw a special […]

Seven tried-and-tested hotels on Mallorca (part one)

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My name is Jan and I’m a hotel-aholic. It started even before I began as in-house PR for a large chain of business and leisure hotels in the UK. Although I later became a full-time radio broadcaster (before I moved to Mallorca), my interest in hotels has never waned. If anything, it’s grown – probably because Mallorca has more than its fair share of great hotels. A night away in a hotel here is always a special treat for us, as we […]

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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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 […]