All posts tagged: Mallorca

Female chefs on Mallorca in Repsol Guide’s top ten

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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 […]

Where to eat out on Mallorca if you’re a veggie

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Eat / Food / Mallorcan produce / Michelin / Restaurants / Vegetarian/Vegan / Wine

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 […]

Adopt a Mallorcan olive tree

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Eat / Food / Hoteliers / Hotels / Mallorca extra virgin olive oil / Mallorcan produce / Sleep

If I had to name my one indispensable Mallorcan product – apart from the wines! – it would have to be the island’s luscious extra virgin olive oil.  Olive trees first came to Mallorca more than two thousand years ago and today there are thousands of hectares of land devoted to growing the trees. Many of them are more than a hundred years old, and nature and time have sculpted their trunks into living artworks – shapes that further enhance the […]

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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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 […]

A world of beers on Mallorca

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Drink / Mallorcan produce

Fancy a beer? I’m not talking a San Mig or a Cruzcampo – two of the beers most of us probably associate with Spain. In the past couple of years exciting things have been happening on Mallorca, with locally made craft beers hitting the market. We’ve even had beer fairs on the island (as well as the typical German ‘Oktoberfest’ events). With ‘made-on-Mallorca’ beers now available, interest in beer in general seems to have grown. Shop […]