Chef Maria Salinas has branched out on her own and opened a restaurant in the small town of Mancor de la Vall in Mallorca. And I met some friends there for lunch a few weeks ago.
One of the last visits that we did this winter with our Winter Activities group was to Cafes Bay in Lloret de la Vistalegre in Mallorca. Cafes Bay is one of only three remaining coffee toasting factories left in Mallorca. It was an extremely interesting visit and the place smelt so good!
Today I visited an aloe vera farm in Mallorca with the Winter Activities group. Don’t spend much money Don’t spend much money Don’t spend much money That’s what I was telling myself. Who was I kidding? I spent 59€. And Toni spent another 56€.
An annual wine tasting event, a wonderful wine shop and a great delivery service: Today we are talking about Vinamica in Lloseta, Mallorca. If you live in Mallorca or if you visit Mallorca often, the chances are you drink a lot of wine. It’s a Mediterranean thing!
At the moment in Mallorca, the almond trees are at their most spectacular, with stunning white and pink blossom. The whole of Mallorca looks like it has had a fresh coat of fluffy snow.
One of our recent visits with our Winter Activities group was to an organic farm in Majorca. The farm is Son Barrina near Llubí and is cultivated by volunteers using the permaculture method of organic farming.
Did you know there was a bodega (cellar) dedicated especially to producing brandy in Mallorca? There’s only one on the island and it’s called Bodegas Suau. Have you heard of it? It has been on the go for two centuries and is housed in a majestic and intriguing building.
When you think of Soller in Mallorca, don’t you think of a busy little Mediterranean town with a magnificent square showing off all the most important buildings and a splendid concoction of architectural styles? Don’t you think of a valley in the Tramuntana Mountains, where the warm sunshine makes oranges glow bright on the trees?
My experience at Celler Can Amer in Inca was of the best gastronomic menu in Mallorca. I was so impressed that I just had to share…
There is one reason and one reason only why I’ve put on so much weight this winter. QUELY BISCUITS! Well, okay, maybe there are other reasons too, like the irresistible homemade pasta every day during my backpacking trip in Tuscany… But that’s another story. No, I blame Quely (pronounced “Kelly”) Biscuits.
People say that winter in Mallorca is boring. They are wrong. For this whole month of March and probably for the month of April too, I’m going to show you what great fun you can have in Mallorca in the winter.
It was a night full of “minute sins” the other night in Palma at the PeccataMinuta event organised by Chefs(in). There were a lot of people, but the question on everyone’s lips was, and still is, “was it successful?” And that’s what we are going to analyse here today. Was PeccataMinuta in Palma successful?
Today I have been at the matanzas fair in Sineu. It’s a fair that celebrates an old rural tradition, which is still followed in many places, in which the pig plays the star role.
Last weekend was the almond fair in Santa Margalida in Mallorca. As you know, I love going to these local fairs and fiestas in some of the tiny villages in Mallorca. The autumn fairs are just starting now and each town or village has its own theme.
The first time I went to the Red Rum in Alcudia was two years ago and it was by accident. Normally I would not dream of going to a restaurant in Spain called the Red Rum. Just the name conjures up images of British tourists sitting around a TV watching their favourite soaps