El Patio Restaurant

El Patio is a restaurant in Andratx which has recently been completely renovated and taken over by Manuela and Jens, the owners of the extremely successful Jens Restaurant in Camp de Mar.

Jens has now been joined in the kitchen by Emmerich Reutter from Germany and together they work with colours and textures turning each exquisitely prepared dish into a work of art: a visual delight even before the first taste!

Manuela manages the waiting team and as sommelier of the restaurant is also able to advise guests on wine to go with their meal.

Chef: Ronny Portulidis

This young Greek-German Chef is co-owner and Head Chef at Duke Restaurant, a trendy and relatively new restaurant in the bustling area of Santa Catalina in Mallorca.

Ronny‘s first job in Mallorca was working alongside Marc Fosh at Read’s Hotel and at Fosh Food in Palma and before arriving on the island he worked at well known and exclusive restaurant and hotels in London, Germany and Greece.

At Duke he creates ‘cross cultural cuisine for global nomads’ which comes highly recommended!

Gin & Tonic Sessions

Every evening during the summer from 22.30 pm at Es Molí den Bou Restaurant in Sa Coma enjoy ‘Gin & Tonic Sessions’.

This involves a very special offer which this very well known restaurant in Mallorca has launched.

Enjoy a dessert, a coffee and a gin & tonic for only 15 euros. All this at one of Mallorca’s very own Michelin-starred Restaurants.

New chill out and play area at Sa Romana Restaurant

 

Sa Romana Restaurant in Alcudia has opened a new chill out area incorporating a ‘Jaima’ Moroccan tent.

You can now enjoy a drink before or after your meal at the main restaurant in a great atmosphere with relaxing music.

The new area also has its own play area for children, and young families are welcome to bring their little ones to play while parents enjoy a drink on the terrace.

Rolls Royce Picnic

Gloria Catering Company in Mallorca is offering a very unique picnic experience: a Rolls Royce picnic.

You can enjoy a drive in a chauffeur driven Rolls Royce or Mercedes, (either are beautiful, well looked after classic cars), whilst sipping champagne. You will be driven either through the spectacular Mallorcan mountains, or to some of the island’s best wineries, to try some Mallorcan wineries.

The drive ends with a gourmet picnic, prepared by Gloria Catering at a very special and secluded location.

Find out more about the Rolls Royce picnic experience on SkyBlue Mallorca.

Cava wine tasting

There will be a cava wine tasting with Bodegas Gramona at the St Regis Mardavall Mallorca Hotel on the 26th of August.

The event has been organised by the team at Catavinos Wine Centre and includes a guided tasting and a delicious 4 course meal with cava.

Tickets cost 75 euro per person and are limited to 25 people, on a first come, first served basis. You can book your place by calling Catavinos on 971 76 05 85.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to be introduced to the fascinating world of Cava.

Aubergines, ‘Purple Reign’

Celebrity Mallorca Chef, Marc Fosh often contributes his articles and recipes to SkyBlue Mallorca Food & Wine Guide.

His latest contribution has been an article on Aubergines including some delicious aubergine recipes.

Did you know that at one time fashion conscious women used to use a black dye made from aubergine skins to stain their teeth?

Read Marc Fosh’s article for more interesting facts about the aubergine, and you will also find recipes for Babaganous, Mallorca stuffed Aubergines and Aubergine and Houmous grills.

Johnny Moloney, Mallorca Chef

Johnny is the Head Chef at Can Eduardo Restaurant in Palma de Mallorca.

Johnny is originally from Ireland and started cooking at a very young age.

Johnny explains: ‘After two years studying, working and learning in the US, I went back to work in the kitchens at the Country House Hotels and after about 10 years I came to live here in Mallorca, to learn Spanish and Spanish cuisine. I will always be grateful to all the people here who have supported me in my adventures. I learn something new and enjoy myself every day.’

Essencia Restaurant


Essencia Restaurant in Santa Catalina is a new small, but cosy restaurant which is offering clients a few surprises.

The Chef, Claudio Vargas likes to combine flavours from lots of different cultures and cuisines and the result is a cuisine which is full of flavour and character and which never fails to surprise.

Essencia allows young artists to exhibit their work on its walls and the cuisine varies according to the type of art they are exhibiting at the time.

All of this is complemented by cocktails made with flair by the bar man Hector Riquelme. Try the Pamjy cocktail, which is a refreshing mixture of Pisco, Malibu, sweet and sour lemon and mango foam.

Wine Club nights at Sa Taronja, Andratx

Sa Taronja Cultural Centre organises regular Wine Club nights at its restaurant Limon y Chelo.

These evenings give guests the opportunity to try different wines in a pleasant atmosphere and to enjoy a very good meal afterwards at the restaurant.

The next wine evening will take place on the 12th of August and will feature wines from Son Prim winery in Sencelles.

Son Prim winery is a small family run estate which produces outstanding Mallorcan wines.

Gourmet Grand Prix Mallorca

The Castillo Hotel Son Vida Hotel in Mallorca is preparing a very special event in October 2010, called the ‘Gourmet Grand Prix’.


Seven of Mallorca’s best chefs will come together on this unique occasion, each will create a dish using local Mallorcan products which guests will then be able to enjoy with wine, champagne and live music.

The Gourmet Grand Prix will be an extraordinary culinary experience, held at an exquisite setting in Mallorca, and showcasing local Mediterranean and Mallorcan cuisine.

Find out more about the Gourmet Grand Prix, Mallorca.

Butxet winery, Mallorca


Butxet winery
is located in Muro in the north of Mallorca.

It’s location is very significant; it is one of the only wineries situated in the north of Mallorca, near the sea, and next to a nature reserve. All these natural factors have a very special influence on the vineyards and mean that the winery is able to produce wines which are very unique.

Butxet wines are soft, creamy and easy to drink. ‘We want people to enjoy drinking them, that is our main aim.’ says Llorenc, the winemaker at Butxet.

Butxet wines have already won a number of national prizes, even though their first wine production was in 2005.

Santa Catalina Restaurants


If you live in Palma de Mallorca, or indeed have ever visited, you will no doubt now about the area of Santa Catalina.

Santa Catalina is one of the oldest areas of the city and, although it has been renovated over the years, still maintains its old age charm.

It is now one of the trendiest areas of the city, attracting young cosmopolitan crowds who love to sit on its cafe terraces and frequent the wide variety of restaurants it has to offer.

SkyBlue Mallorca features a long list of Santa Catalina Restaurants which offer everything from authentic Italian to Vietnamese food.