Take a look at the exquisite dishes on offer at Zaranda.
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]