Video: El Olivo Restaurant

Here’s a video we recorded in the kitchen with Chef Guillermo Mendez at El Olivo Restaurant.

Christmas on its way


This week on SkyBlue Mallorca we have been busy preparing our Christmas Menu download pages. Yes! It is that time of the year again… Restaurants across Mallorca are already preparing their various festive menus and their set menus for groups and office Christmas parties.

If you are planning a company Christmas party, now is the time to get choosing the venue you would like for this year…

Remember you can download a host of options on SkyBlue Mallorca, and we will be adding more and more over the coming week!

Festive Season Menus 2011

Chef Tim Raue at Simply Fosh

Here’s a great video interview with Michelin starred Chef Tim Raue, recorded during his recent visit to Simply Fosh Restaurant in Palma.

New awards for Jose Luis Ferrer Winery

Jose Luis Ferrer Wine Estate, comes away with more awards at the  “Mezquita de Córdoba”.

This year marked the XVI edition of the “Mezquita de Córdoba” 2011 awards.

The “Mezquita de Oro”  was awarded to two of Jose Luis Ferrer’s wines, the CRIANZA 2008 and the VERITAS DOLÇ 2010.

The Crianza 2008 is well known for its traditional flavour and for being an icon of Mallorca, based as it is on the local variety Mantonegro. Veritas Dolç 2010, is a fresh and innovative wine, made with the white variety of Moscatel grape “Grano Menudo”.

Get ready for Christmas with Tomeu Caldentey…

Yes, it is coming up to that time of year again… and to get you into the spirit of things Chef Tomeu Caldentey at Es Moli den Bou in Sa Coma is once again running his Christmas themed cookery courses.

Over a three day course, Tomeu takes you through a Christmas Cooking workshop after which you will come away armed with all the recipes and experience you need to dazzle your family and friends with your cooking this Christmas.

There are three slots to choose from, all taking place in November, and bookings must be made before the 31st of October. Don’t forget that Tomeu Caldentey is a Michelin starred Chef, so this is a truly unique opportunity.

Jordi Calvache opens new restaurant in the Poligono de Can Valero

Chef Jordi Calvache launches Unbar D’Calvache Restaurant, a new concept at Poligono Can Valero.

This stylish restaurant will be offering Jordi’s signature cuisine at affordable prices, made mostly using seasonal and local ingredients. In short, it is the place to go for a healthy and wholesome meal.

One of the particularly exciting aspects about this new restaurant is the fact that it is open from 07.00 for breakfast, its convenient location for workers and office staff makes it ideal for this, and Unbar promises to offer a wide selection of tasty and healthy breakfasts for you to choose from.

Also available of course, are a great menu of the day and even a tasting menu for when you need to impressive those important business associates.

A must try!

Tasca de Blanquerna wins the top prize in TaPalma 2011

Tasca de Blanquerna, one of the Marc Fosh Restaurant Group, has been rewarded with the top prize in TaPalma 2011, Mallorca’s yearly tapas fair & competition.

The “TaPalma de Oro” was awarded to Tasca for the best Tapa “Slow cooked Iberian Pork with almond “Torrija” & soller orange compote” prepared by Head Chef, Carlos Abad. Congratulations to Carlos, Marco and all the team at Tasca.

If you would like to try the winning Tapa, the restaurant will continue to offer this dish for a limited time only.

Zee Restaurant in Cala Estancia

We have recently gotten know Hilbert and Rosa, the team behind Zee Restaurant in Palma, where you’ll find some wonderful gastronomic surprises.

The couple combined their experience, knowledge and passion for food, after working side by side on a luxury yacht, to create their restaurant in Cala Estancia. Hilbert is a relatively well known chef and specialises in fusion cuisine with French, Dutch and Mediterranean influences.

Zee’s elegant and well appointed venue makes it ideal for events and group meals. It often hosts creative wine matching dinners and courses in collaboration with Wine Educators International, for people who are passionate about food and wine.

Wine Courses at Catavinos

The team at Catavinos Wine Store in the Poligono de Can Valero in Palma offers a different schedule of events every month, including workshops and courses about wine and how to combine it with food.

October is packed full of great events.
First up is the now regular Wine Tasting course which takes you through the basics of how to identify a good wine and of course how to enjoy it. This is a two day course and really gives you a great grounding into the world of wine, so if this has always been a passion of yours, and you would like to explore it further, this course is for you.

Also included this month are some great cookery courses with some very well known chefs. Tomeu Marti from Arume Restaurant will be running a Japanese cookery course, Jordi Calvache from D’Calvache Catering will be preparing a wine matching dinner and the chef from UMMO restaurant (3 times TaPalma winner) will be teaching his best tapas and pinchos tricks.

All courses are conducted in Spanish.

At Satyricon Restaurant in Alcudia

Here’s a video of the Chef Raul Resino Olivares preparing a dish at Satyricon Restaurant in Alcudia.

Port Petit Restaurant

French Chef Gerard Deymier has been offering Mediterranean cuisine of the highest quality since opening his restaurant Port Petit in Cala d’Or in 1988.

Over the years Gerard’s restaurant has become well known for its standards of excellence. He loves to use fresh, seasonal produce and all his creations are always presented with an imaginative flair.

You can dine a la carte or choose between a variety of set menus and tasting menus, all accompanied by fine wines.

Finish off with an exquisite dessert made by the in-house pastry chef.

Launch of Misa Bar

Marc Fosh and Rob Bragagnolo create wonderfully delicious and refreshing cocktails at the Misa Bar, inside Misa Braseria at the Hotel Mision de Sant Miquel in Palma.

They celebrated the launch of the bar with a cocktail party which we went along to and told you about on Facebook!.

The cocktails are made using fresh  ingredients and some super zingy anti oxidant fruit and vegetables!

Menu of the day at Forn de Sant Joan

We highly recommend the menu of the day at Forn de Sant Joan Restaurant in La Lonja.

The menu of the day is available Monday to Sunday at lunchtime from 13.00 to 16.00 and is priced at 15 euros per person (3 dishes including drinks and tax).

Here’s an example of what the menu is like (changes every week and you can choose between three options for each course).

Starters:

Chilled cream of pumpkin soup with vanilla

River crab salad and mango

Cocktail of braised beef cheeks and apricot puree

Main Course:

Wheat vegetable ravioli with pomodoro sauce and basil

Grilled cod, risotto of wheat and kimchee sauce

Tataki of beef with mashed wasabi and sweet soy

Dessert:

Fig tart with meringue ice cream

Pineapple carpaccio with coconut ice cream

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