All posts tagged: Palma de Mallorca

Rialto Cafe: style and the city

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How do you escape the many visitors that throng to Palma in summer? Some come for a break from the island’s beautiful beaches; some are cruise ship passengers – disgorged from their floating holiday homes to try and ‘discover’ Mallorca’s capital in a few hours. Most want to spend some time relaxing over a drink or something to eat during their visit. Respite, relaxation and Rialto Living Cafés and bars on the main thoroughfares in […]

New ambassador for Mallorcan olive oil 2014-2015

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British chef Marc Fosh – the first (and so far only) British chef in Spain to have had his cuisine recognized with a Michelin star, while he was at Reads Hotel on Mallorca – has been named 2014-2015 ambassador for olive oils of Mallorca (Embajador del Aceite de Mallorca). This is the fourth time that the Consejo Regulador de la DO Aceite de Mallorca has chosen an ambassador for the island’s oils; the title recognizes the […]

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 […]

Raw food cafe in Palma de Mallorca

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Eat / Food / Markets / Vegetarian/Vegan

On a visit to the Santa Catalina area of Palma de Mallorca this week I decided to try a place I’ve passed so many times but never been into: Ziva To Go. It was the first raw food café on Mallorca and is located right opposite the area’s covered market – so freshness of the ingredients is never in question! Healthy food to eat in or to go It’s a place where you can eat in […]

Asian food par excellence in Palma

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I don’t make a point of writing general restaurant reviews on this site. If you’re looking for a restaurant on Mallorca you’ll find that the best are featured in Mallorca’s 101 Top Restaurants 2014-2015, just published by abcMallorca. Having said that, we had such a great experience on Friday evening at Arume – a Japanese/fusion restaurant in Palma de Mallorca – that I thought I’d share details with you. (It’s also in the aforementioned guide). Turning […]

Balearics’ best burrata?

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Chefs / Eat / Food / Michelin / Restaurants

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. […]

Palma de Mallorca showcases gourmet tapas and chefs

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Tomorrow, March 1st, is Balearics Day, marking the anniversary of the Balearic Islands becoming an autonomous state (1983). The city of Palma is awash with fantastic events to enjoy this weekend – it’s also Carnival – and one of these events will be foodie heaven. Peccata Minuta is an event organized by Chefs(in) and brings together some of the island’s top chefs to create a gourmet tapas-tasting event. Peccata Minuta translates as ‘small sins’: frankly, it would […]