Almond Blossom

If you have been out for a drive or a walk in the Mallorcan countryside recently you will have noticed that the almond trees have blossomed! Their pink or white flowers have spread across entire fields of almond trees and are a true indicator of warmer weather and the changing season…

Mallorca Fruits, a farming cooperative which promotes and sells Mallorcan almonds have made this beautiful video of almond blossom in the Mallorcan country side.

Visit MallorcaFruits.com to buy almonds or almond based products online from their online shop and take advantage of their current 10% discount!

Tristan gives up its Michelin star

The big news this week when it comes to the world of gastronomy in Majorca, Spain has got to be Tristan Restaurant in Puerto Portals giving up its Michelin star.

On the 15th of February 2012, Tristan Restaurant issued a press release announcing that they were relinquishing their Michelin Star in order to reinvent themselves as a more informal fish/seafood restaurant.

Tristan earned a Michelin star for the first time in 1987 and was awarded two stars in 1990. Its gourmet cuisine is internationally renowned, with heads of states, movie stars and other VIPS numbering amongst its patrons.

Now, less than three months after receiving their star for 2012, the restaurant has announced that it is letting the star go in order to pursue a more informal restaurant idea in the form of a fish and seafood restaurant which will be called Tristan Mar.

The Tristan Mar will open officially at the end of March and hopes to attract a more wide-ranging clientele. Chef Gerhard Schwaiger will continue to be in charge of the kitchen and will use this opportunity to adapt his cuisine according to seasonal produce and his own creativity.

 

Valentine’s Day in Majorca

It’s tomorrow!!

Valentine’s Day – the perfect day to wine and dine your loved one – the perfect excuse to try a delicious meal at one of Mallorca’s Restaurants.

SkyBlue Mallorca is, as ever, here to help you make the right choice.

We bring you information on the following Valentine’s Menus:

Valentine’s at Joan Marc Restaurant in Inca
A 6 course menu with strong Mallorcan influences, 35 euros per person

Valentine’s at Can Eduardo Restaurant in Palma
This one is a real treat for fish and seafood lovers.
5 courses 39 euros per person

Valentine’s at Mood Beach in Costa d’en Blanes
3 course menu, choose between two options for each course, magnificent setting.
Only 25 euros per person

Valentine’s at Misa Braseria in Palma
3 courses by Chef Marc Fosh at 35 euros per person

Valentine’s at Es Moli den Bou in Sa Coma
7 courses by Chef Tomeu Caldentey at 68 euros per person

Happy Romancing!!

Valentine’s on its way…

Well the snow in Mallorca this past weekend has certainly been romantic!! It has put us in the mood for telling you all about the Valentine’s menus on offer in Mallorca.

In case you didn’t know, the 14th of February, the day we celebrate Saint Valentine’s day, is just around the corner.

This year, more than ever, you and your loved one deserve a treat – it’s been cold and it’s been a hard winter in Spain (especially with the current financial situation). So we have two very romantic and very special suggestions for you:

Marc Fosh and his team have prepared the following menu at Misa Braseria & Bar in Palma:

Glass of Cava
Duck Rillette with olive bread and tangerine marmalade
Cream of corn fed chicken and mint soup with an almond and Iberian ham biscotti
Fresh Hake with an artichoke and clams ragout and tomatoe consomme
Armagnac prunes with vanilla ice cream and caramelized walnuts
Including wines
35 euros per person plus tax

Valentine’s at Misa Braseria

Chef Tomeu Caldentey and his team are offering a Valentine’s Special on the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th of February, which you can combine with a stay at the luxury Protur hotel in Sa Coma if you so wish.

His is a six course menu including snacks, wine and cava and costs 68 euros per head.

Valentine’s at Es Moli d’en Bou