All posts tagged: Fernando Perez Arellano

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

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Eat / Hoteliers / Hotels / Sleep

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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Eat / Food / Michelin / Restaurants

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 […]

Review of dinner at Olivera

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Eat / Hotels / Michelin / Restaurants / Sleep

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, […]