An update from Es Vi Restaurant, Son Vida

Chef Pablo Mirañas

Es Vi Restaurant at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, in the exclusive area of Son Vida, Mallorca is now open for the 2012 season with cuisine by chef Pablo Mirañas de Cadiz.

Chef Pablo Mirañas is originally from Andalusia in southern Spain and specialises in creating traditional tapas dishes for Es Vi guests and diners. The tapas cuisine fits in well in this informal bodega or cellar dining area. The tapas incorporates traditional favourites as well as more local variants, such as a delicious Mallorcan tumbet. Diners will enjoy combining the dishes with a glass or two of wine selected from the extensive in house wine list.

For a perfect selection of the tapas available why not try the Tapas Tasting Menu (Menú degustación) which includes five dishes of innovative tapas, selected and prepared specially by the chef – for €40.

Es Vi is open for dinner from 19.30, from Tuesday to Saturday.

New at Piero Rossi, Puerto Alcudia – Sunday Brunches

From the 1st of April, you can have a great Brunch buffet every Sunday from 10.00 to 15.00 at Piero Rossi 1988.

All you can eat from the delicious buffet, whilst listening to the soft music and the sound of the ocean.

The buffet includes several different types of bread, yoghurts, fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, salads, some Italian cuisine, cakes and much more…

All you can eat for only 10€ (drinks and tax not included).

Piero Rossi first opened in 1988 and now enjoys new premises at the Port of Alcudiamar. Enjoy your brunch buffet on its beautiful terrace right in front of the sea and the yachts.

Fira del Vi, Pollensa Wine Festival 2012

Coming up this weekend in Mallorca is one of the highlights of the gastronomic events calendar on the island: The Fira del Vi, Pollensa’s popular wine festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday, the 21st and 22nd of April.

If you are on the island this weekend, please do take the time to visit it, it is well worth it and a truly unique opportunity to try some of the island’s wines.

This is the ninth edition of this wine fair and the motto for this year is:
‘‘Wine is a work of art. The same grape varieties can be used to produce very different wines.’’

36 different wineries will be taking part, including wine makers from Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza.

On purchasing an entrance ticket you are given a wine glass and can then wander from stall to stall trying different wines and meeting the winemakers in person.

The fair will be open on Saturday the 21st from 10:00 to 20:30 and on Sunday the 22nd from 10:00 to 14:00 and takes place at the Claustre del Convent de Sant Domingo in Pollensa.

News from Macarena de Castro

Macarena de Castro & Carme Ruscalleda

We have been catching up with Macarena de Castro, local Mallorcan chef and owner at Jardin Restaurant in Alcudia, awarded a Michelin star earlier this year.

Macarena well deserves the Red Guide’s accolade and continues to work tirelessly exploring her passion for cuisine, both here and in Mallorca as well as much further afield.

Her restaurant, Jardin, is closed during the winter months of the year, so she let us in on what keeps her busy when her kitchen is closed to the general public.

This year Macarena travelled to Las Vegas, where she worked alongside Chef Julian Serrano at none other than the Bellagio Hotel, and Santo Domingo, where she hosted a conference for local dignitaries and the Spanish ambassador.

On returning to Mallorca in March she welcomed a very guest to her restaurant. Carme Ruscalleda is the first chef in Spanish to be awarded 3 Michelin stars, and Macarena was honoured to have her at Jardin.

Jardin is now open again for the season and is well worth a visit.

Mostra de Cuines Calvia April 2012, Calvia Food Festival

Every Friday during April different restaurants in the Calvia area of Mallorca will be offering specially priced menus for the Calvia Food Festival, Mostra de Cuines de Calvia.

The restaurants taking part will be offering menus for 10€, 12€ or 16€.

Every Friday different restaurants will be taking part, and the menus will be offered from 13.30 to 15.30 and from 19.30 to 01.00.

The restaurants taking part include;

Sopranos

El Salmon

La Gritta

Ca Na Cucó

La Gran Tortuga

For more information about the menus on offer and dates please visit the Mostra de Cuines Calvia website.