EURO 2012 at L’Arruzz Restaurant Palma Mallorca

We hope you are enjoying all the Euro 2012 football excitement.

Why not make an evening out of the next big match and enjoy a dinner whilst watching the footie on a wide screen TV at L’Arruzz Restaurant in Palma?

L’Arruzz will be showing all the Euro 2012 matches and has prepared a special snack menu for the occasion.

Enjoy 1 dish and 1 drink for the bargain price of 9.90€, including tax.

Here are the dishes on offer:
Hamburger with cheese, bacon, egg and served with fries
Club Sandwich
Fillet of chicken in breadcrumbs with egg, bacon and a steak house potato
Chicken Salad
Tagliatelle with beef ragout
Pa amb Oli with Cheese and Serrano Ham

Drinks included: Beer, Water or Soft drinks

L’Arruzz is located in the Paseo Portixol facing the bay of Palma
More info: L’Arruzz Restaurant

Wine Tastings in the Mallorcan countryside

Enjoy a country drive into the Mallorcan countryside this June or July and stop off at Galmes i Ribot winery in Santa Margalida for a wine tasting.

The beautiful Mallorcan countryside is the ideal setting for a sophisticated wine tasting.

Mallorcan winery Galmes i Ribot offers you the opportunity to learn a bit more about wine with some very affordable wine tastings this June and July.

On the 23rd of June enjoy a ‘National Wine Tasting’ of 5 different wines from mainland Spain, 2 white and 3 red with an explanation of each region and its particularities.
This tasting costs 12 € per person.

On the 7th of July enjoy a ‘Sparkling Wine Tasting’ – try 6 sparkling wines during a guided tasting session.
This tasting costs 15 € per person.

Please book your place in advance by calling: 687 789 932.
All tastings take place from 10.30 to 12.30.

For more info on Mallorca wines visit: Mallorca Wine Estates

New venture in Llubi: DaiCa by Chef Caty Pieras

We follow the best Mallorca Chefs and try to keep you up to date with all their latest news and achievements.
Someone we have been following for a while now is Chef Caty Pieras, who until very recently was head chef at Es Vi Restaurant at prestogious Castillo Hotel Son Vida.

Caty has now paired up with David Ribas to open a new restaurant and boutique hotel in the centre of Mallorca, in the village of Llubi.
They have named their new establishment DaiCa and Caty offers seasonal Mallorcan cuisine at the restaurant while the petit hotel offers 3 beautiful boutique style rooms.

These Mallorcans both come from extensive careers in the restaurant industry and strive to present customers with quality traditional and signature cuisine at affordable prices, all within a charming atmosphere.

Keep checking back for more information on this exciting new establishment in Llubi, Mallorca.

Special New Season Menu at Zee Restaurant

Zee Restaurant in Cala Estancia has recently announced a new tasting menu for the 2012 season.

Every Thursday evening at Zee you can now enjoy a Tasting Menu created by Chef Hilbert Sluiter, with matching wines for 49 Euros per person.

Zee offers high class signature cuisine with carefully chosen decorative details. The restaurant is conveniently located near to Palma’s international airport and has its own terrace just a short walk away from the sea as well as it well appointed and air conditioned interior.

Chef Sluiter’s fusion cuisine is well worth a visit to this stylish and elegant restaurant, just ten minutes away from Palma’s city centre.

Bri Restaurant

One of the latest additions to the SkyblueMallorca website is Bri Restaurant.

Bri is located in the centre of the Mallorcan capital, Palma, very near to Plaza España.
Owned by Pere and Pep, Bri is a refreshingly different establishment which not only offers a comfortable and contemporary decor, but also an exciting daily menu which invariably includes vegetarian and gluten free options.

The restaurant is not vegetarian per se, there are always fish and meat dishes available too, but resident chef, Pep Socias, loves to create delicious meals using a healthy dose of local vegetable produce.

Bri Restaurant only opens in the evenings from Thursday to Saturday on which days it offers a 5 course tasting menu.
Go along to enjoy their evening tasting menu on a Thursday and you will get unlimited wine and cava for the same price!

More info: Bri Restaurant

I Foro de Turismo y Gastronomia, Food Fair in Palma this week

This week sees the first edition of the ‘Foro de Turismo y Gastronomia’ being held at restaurants in Palma de Mallorca. The festival hopes to promotes Palma’s many restaurants as well as its local Mediterranean/Mallorcan cuisine by offering specially priced menus at lunch and dinner at some of the best restaurants in the capital.

All menus on offer either cost 15 or 25 euros and there are 35 participating restaurants to choose from.

Our favourites include:
Tast Restaurant
Bri Restaurant
Bruselas Restaurant
Nautic Restaurant
Sambal Restaurant
Santa Eulalia Restaurant
Sushiclub Restaurant
Mesón Can Pedro Restaurant
Bens d’Avall Palma
Cuba Colonial Restaurant
Es Mercat Restaurant
Casa Jacinto Restaurant
Can Eduardo Restaurant

More info on menus:

Gin & Tonics at Corb Mari Restaurant in Pollensa

It looks like Gin & Tonic will once again be the  trendiest drink of choice this season in Mallorca! Gin & Tonic has been gaining popularity with the influx of premium gins at bars and restaurants over the last couple of years.

If you would like some tips on how to make your G&T a cut above the rest, go along to Corb Mari Restaurant this Saturday, 12th of May for a Gin & Tonic workshop presented by none other than ‘The Best Sommelier in the Balearics’; Toni Fernández.

Toni is not only very talented when it comes to wines and alcoholic beverages, but he is also extremely entertaining, so this promises to be a fun and educational way to spend an evening!

Corb Mari Restaurant is one of the Port of Pollensa’s best meat restaurants, so why not stay on afterwards for a tasty meal? To book your place on the course and for more information, please contact Corb Mari on 971 867 040.

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;


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.


New Sunday Brunches at Gran Hotel Son Net

The Gran Hotel Son Net in Puigpunyent has launched a new series of Sunday brunches to be held on the terrace at Oleum Restaurant. These will be taking place from the 18th of March to the 13th of May, every Sunday from 13:00 to 16:00.

The brunch includes a free glass of cava, water coffee and as much as you can eat from an exciting display of freshly prepared salads, cold meats, cheese, seafood, a selection of hot dishes and (if you have room) a tempting display of desserts. Clients are encouraged to relax and enjoy the food, the ambience and the music provided by the hotel’s resident pianist. The price per person is €49 and there is a discount of 50% for children under 12 years.

Gran Hotel Son Net has started 2012 with an ambitious expansion of its restaurant and beverage operations following a record year in 2011. New Executive Chef, Sergio Olmedo Amengual replaces retiring chef, Sebastian Campins, and two completely new positions have been created of Food & Beverage Manager with Stefan Zaelke and Xavier Ramos as Chief Sommelier.

The new Mallorcan Executive Chef Sergio joins Son Net from the Puro Beach Clubs where he held the position of Executive Chef for the Group’s Beach Clubs in Palma de Mallorca, Marbella and Villamoura, Portugal. Previously he worked as Executive Chef at the Gran Hotel & Spa in Soller, Mallorca.

Gran Hotel Son Net is located on top of a hill overlooking the traditional village of Puigpunyent with spectacular views across the countryside. It makes a great base to enjoy the best of rural Mallorca and yet it is only 20 minutes drive from Palma’s city centre.

Tasting Menu at Corb Mari – 30th March 2012

Spring is here! And although the weather doesn’t seem to think so…we certainly think it is time to start exploring the island and again and enjoying some of the seasonal food on offer.

Corb Mari Restaurant in Pollensa, which is best known for its meat specialties and fabulous location just by the sea at the Port of Pollensa, is welcoming the new season by offering a one-off tasting menu in collaboration with local wine estate Biniagual (located in Binissalem) on the 30th of March 2012.

A wine expert from Biniagual winery will be there to introduce each wine and each course – and, as we are sure you will agree, the menu sounds really tasty!

Book your place now on +34 971 867 040, please don’t forget to mention you saw it mentioned on!

Price per person: 30€

Here’s the menu:




VERAN 2007


BBQs at Flor de Sal in Camp de Mar, Mallorca

Spring is well and truly on its way now in Mallorca, it is much much warmer and you can already enjoy an al fresco lunch at many Mallorca restaurants.

To get you in the mood for warmer weather and even more al fresco dining, Flor de Sal Restaurant in Camp de Mar is now running barbecues every Saturday lunchtime from 13.00 to 15.30.

There are different meat, side dishes and sauces to choose from and everything costs either 8 or 12€, so very affordable!

Example options for 8€
frankfurt sausage or tandoori chicken skewer or pork chops

Example options for 12€
organic angus burger 150g or pork tenderloin or beef entrecôte.

Flor de Sal also offers stunning sea views and exceptional service – so make this your next option for a lunch in the sunshine!

Wine & Cheese at La Casa de los Quesos

La Casa de los Quesos, is a specialised cheese shop located on Paseo Mallorca in Palma and they organise frequent wine and cheese tastings. The great thing about these tastings is that they only cost 5€ to attend and include short explanations about the cheeses and wines to be tasted on the day.

We have been to a couple of these tasting events and we can personally attest to their quality; you get to try great products (usually a Mallorcan wine or two) and you also learn something new thanks to the participation of wine and cheese experts.

Coming up this Friday the 9th of March, La Casa de los Quesos presents samples of  Swiss and Italian cheeses to be matched with a white Mallorcan wine.

The event starts at 20:30 and entrance is 5€.

-If after the event you decide to buy any produce, you will benefit from a 10% discount.

See you there!

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 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

Gin & Tonic Matching Menus by Marc Fosh

Gin & Tonic is seriously in at the moment, and more and more people are enjoying the delicate flavours of premium gins and tailor made gin & tonics.

But have you ever thought of combining different gin & tonics with your food? Chef Marc Fosh and his team at Misa Braseria in Palma has done just that and present a series of gin & tonic evenings during February and March in Palma de Mallorca.

Here is the menu Marc Fosh has to offer:

Duck rillette and apricot – lavender compote paired with Finsbury Dry Gin & Fever Tree Tonic

Main Courses
Salmon ravioli with fennel & lemon beurre blanc paired with Martin Miller’s Gin & Six O’ Clock tonic

Beef cheeks served with polenta and rosemary-basil jus paired with Spanish Gin, Gin Mare & 1724 Tonic

Chocolate & orange mousse with cinnamon ice cream and confit ginger paired with G’ Vine & Fentimans Tonic


This event will be taking place on the following dates:

Wednesday February 1, 2012
Wednesday February 22, 2012 and
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

starts at 20.30 hours
Price: €38 per person


Joan Marc Restaurant in Inca

One evening just before Christmas, I went to meet Joan Marc Garcias Amer, a Mallorcan Chef I had already heard a lot about, at his newly opened restaurant in Inca.

Joan Marc is well known for being a creative Chef who is at once very true to the local produce available on the island; he supports the slow food movement and gained a brilliant reputation whilst working at 3|65 Restaurant in Pollensa.

He always knew he would eventually open his own establishment, so when one became available on the square in Inca he grew up on and played on as a child, he jumped at the opportunity.

Joan Marc has the support of a loving family and together they have refurbished the restaurant following a very natural and welcoming design. Key features are the real tree trunks which line the walls from floor to ceiling, and which make you feel at one with the trees in the centre of the square, and the handmade menus which have been made by a traditional basket weaver.

The menu changes according to the season and the produce available. Specialties include authentic Mallorcan dishes which have been recreated with Joan Marc’s personal touch and with home-grown produce from the family’s vegetable garden.

We think Inca was in need of a restaurant like Joan Marc, and we are sure you will agree that’s it’s worth a visit.

Menu of the day at Unbar d’Calvache Restaurant

From Monday to Friday at lunchtime; We recommend the fantastic Menu of the Day by Jordi Calvache in his new restaurant Unbar d’Calvache in the Poligono Can Valero. Three courses with drink included at only €9.50! And an executive menu at € 14!!

Gourmet Gift Ideas from Llum de Sal

The Three Kings are round the corner and if you are planning to celebrate the Spanish way, you will want to give your loved ones some special gifts. Here’s a great idea from Llum de Sal in Ses Salines, Mallorca.

Llum de Sal has new products for 2011-2012: Flor de Aceite (with extra virgin olive oil). In four flavours: Natural, Lemon, Rosemary and Pebre (Paprika). For sale at Bodega Llum de Sal in Ses Salines and now in Santanyi, as well as other outlets across the island. Please call 971 649 773 for more info.

Don’t forget the Llum de Sal Bodega next time you are in the area of Ses Salines, it is a great place to stop for a coffee or drink as well as stocking up on all your festive gifts!

Special Menu Offer at El Pato Restaurant in Son Vida

From December 2011 till mid-February 2012: El Pato Restaurant at the Clubhouse of Golf Son Vida offers a Menu of 3 courses – choose between 2 starters and 2 main courses at €20 with one drink (wine, beer, water) and 8% VAT included.

Interesting offer for Golfers: during these months the Club offers green fee, buggy and menu for €60. To book please call 971 798 759

Overlooking the golf course, El Pato offers a warm welcome and the fine international cuisine by Swiss chef Pius Schnider.