All posts tagged: Manacor

Insider tip for a good café in Manacor . . .

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Drink / Eat / Food / Other drinks

Whatever your reasons for visiting Manacor – and there are quite a few good ones – chances are that you’ll want a coffee/cold drink/something to eat while you’re in the town. But, with numerous cafés and bars in town, which do you choose? Our recommendation is El Palau. This bright and smart café sits opposite Manacor’s imposing church and an ancient olive tree. It has shaded terrace seating and a spacious interior with attractive décor. […]

Manacor wine fair: DO Pla i Llevant

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General / Wine / Wineries

The 12th Tast de Vins de la DO Pla i Llevant in Manacor, Mallorca, was another great success. We’ve lived here eleven years and seen the annual event grow from its original location in the Museu de Enegistes on the outskirts of Manacor, to its current venue in the Sant Vicenç Ferrer cloister. We don’t remember much about the wines in our first year at this event, as we were still to learn about the […]

A top catering service on Mallorca

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Chefs / Eat

Anyone looking for a catering company on Mallorca has plenty of choice, with some excellent catering and private chef services available. Should you ever need to know, the local word for catering is . . . catering – pronounced ‘cattering’. We’ve never hired a catering service but, having tasted their food on quite a few occasions, have recommended Finca Catering (previously known as Top Catering) to friends planning parties. The Manacor-based company has been looking […]

February ends with Peccata Minuta in Palma

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Eat / Food / General / Markets / Restaurants / tapas / Wine / Wineries

Last night we were among the many tapas fans at the latest Peccata Minuta event, organised by Chefs(in) in Palma de Mallorca. The format was slightly different to their previous events, in that it was necessary to reserve places in advance and possible to buy tickets before the night. That was a shrewd move, which made the process of getting into the venue quick and easy – and must have made it a lot easier for the chefs involved to plan […]

Mallorcan olive oil named one of the world’s best

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Eat / Food / Mallorca extra virgin olive oil

An extra virgin olive oil produced in the Manacor area has been named one of the best in the world. Llàgrima Verda (which means ‘green tear’) won a Silver Award in the New York International Olive Oil Competition 2014 – repeating the success they enjoyed in last  year’s competition. Spain leads the world in quality virgin olive oils The annual competition brings together a panel of international experts who taste nearly 700 extra virgin olive […]

The best way to discover Mallorca’s many wines

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Bodegas / Drink / Wine / Wineries

If you want to discover Mallorcan wines, a visit to the Fira del Vi, held in the Cloisters of Santo Domingo in Pollensa, is a must. This annual spring event usually takes place two weeks after Easter, and brings together around half of the island’s 70-or-so bodegas, whose wines are available for tasting by the fair’s visitors – who include wine professionals as well as those who just love drinking the stuff. The Fira del Vi was first held […]