Mallorca´s 9 Michelin stars – A Luxury Travel Blog : A Luxury Travel Blog

Mallorca´s 9 Michelin stars – A Luxury Travel Blog : A Luxury Travel Blog

Mallorca´s 9 Michelin stars – A Luxury Travel Blog : A Luxury Travel Blog

Over the past two decades, Mallorca has accomplished a culinary transformation. A complete overhaul of the tourist fare of yesteryear to one of the most appetizing destinations in the world and not just for its World Heritage landscapes, pristine beaches, local culture and world-class luxury hotels, but also for its exceptional culinary scene.

Marc Fosh Food

A wave has been the construction of Mallorcan restaurants featuring local ingredients of fish, lamb and pork, fruits and vegetables, nuts, oils, local wines and with the rich historical food culture of the island , it now produces exceptional cuisine recognized by gastronomy. Bible `the Michelin Guide.

At the annual Michelin Star Awards that take place in November each year, Mallorca received 9 Michelin stars and 2 Bib Gourmand.

In recent years, our appreciation for good food has changed dramatically. We are now immersed in the challenges of television, from master chefs to the best bakers, and our understanding is so much better of what it takes to produce exceptional food.

We have learned to absorb international influences and nowhere is this more evident in Mallorca where ties to Central and South America have brought exciting new flavors from Mexico and Peru, for example, which can be mixed with fantastic local ingredients from Mallorca.

But the key factor that has driven so many others to seek out the best places to eat, especially those awarded with a Michelin star or stars, is that eating out isn’t so formal anymore, especially on time. lunch. You no longer need to spend an arm and a leg to sample Michelin-starred cuisine. It is possible to enjoy a 5-course lunch menu from a Michelin-starred chef in Mallorca for € 35!

But basically enough, let’s talk about where you should eat the next time you visit Mallorca!

Of the 9 Michelin stars awarded, two were new for 2021.

Bens d´ Avall Terrace - Sóller

Bens d’Avall

The first went to Benet and Jaume Vicens in Bens d’Avall, Sóller, celebrating 50 years of cooking that has been passed down from father to son. The location is simply spectacular on the road from Sóller to Deiá. Focusing on local produce, they have their own vegetable garden on the cliff terrace.

Dins of Santi Taura

The second new star was awarded to Dins by Santi Taura in Palma. Originally from Lloseta where he owned a restaurant for many years before heading to town, cooking in the new luxury hotel El LLorenç Parc de la Mar, his unique skills have finally been recognized. Regarding the award, Taura said: “We don’t invent anything, we cook only things that are documented in our gastronomic history, like Fornet de la Soca, but in a restaurant.

Dins Santi Taura - El Llorenç parc de la mar

Andreu Genestra’s restaurant

Among the other seven awarded restaurants, the Andreu Genestra restaurant, in Capdepera, received a green star, a new category in the Michelin Guide in recognition of sustainability and environmental awareness. Genestra’s was the only restaurant in Mallorca to achieve this, along with twenty others in the rest of Spain. Located in the northeast of the island at the Predi Son Jaumell hotel, the location is special.

The other six stars were awarded to:

Marc Fosh

Marc Fosh, the first British chef to win a Michelin star in Spain. Marc opened the Marc Fosh restaurant 12 years ago and won his Michelin star in 2017 and has maintained it ever since.

Marc Fosh Restaurant is located in the 17th-century Convent de la Missió Hotel in the heart of Palma. Marc also recently opened Sa Pleta in the sister hotel Pleta de Mar, in the northeast of the island, which will be open for the first time to non-residents this year.

Adrián Quetglas Palma

Born in Buenos Aires to a Mallorcan father, his professional journey took him from Paris to Moscow to train with great chefs like Marc Fosh (above) and he now calls Mallorca his home. He enjoys cooking traditional family meals with a twist like escaldons, tumbet, frito mallorquín and empanadas.

Adrian-Quetglas-Palma-Chef

Es Racó des Teix

Es Racó des Teix, Deiá is headed by German chef Josef Sauerschell. Before opening his own restaurant, he worked as a chef at the luxurious Belmond La Residencia also in Deià. For his creations he was awarded a Michelin star in 1991. In 2000 he and his wife Leonor opened their restaurant in Deià, which received a star in 2002 and has kept it every year since. With a terrace covered with vines and a view over the Tramuntana mountains to the Mediterranean, its location is superb.

raco-des-teix-deia-mallorca

Es Fum

Es Fum is located in the 5 star St Regis Mardavall, southwest of Palma. Miguel Navarro, chef since 2017, merges the freshest products of Mallorca with the best Mediterranean flavors in every dish.

ES-Fum -Michelin Star Mallorca

Maca from Castro

Maca de Castro Restaurant in Port de Alcudia is run by Chef Maca. Maca de Castro’s cuisine conveys his passion for Mallorcan cuisine. Born in Mallorca and from a family closely linked to the world of gastronomy, she has developed an affinity with local ingredients.

Voro

Voro led by Álvaro Salazar received a Michelin star for the second year. Voro is located in the Grand Hotel Cap Vermell in Canyamel in the northeast of the island with its kitchen integrated into the Mediterranean.

In addition to the Michelin stars this year in Mallorca, two Bib Gourmand were awarded for the first time, often precursors of a future Michelin star.

Miceli

Miceli, by Marga Coll. A family restaurant in the village of Selva with a lot of personality located in a charming stone house in which Marga was born. Named after the filaments (mycelia) that fungi use to extract nutrients from the soil, the food and location are special, with a terrace, partially covered by a glass porch, enjoying superb views. Traditional Mallorcan cuisine with a modern twist.

Can Boqueta

Can Boqueta, by Kiko Martorell has long been a favorite with residents and visitors to Sóller. . Occupying a typical Mallorcan townhouse with rustic décor and a lovely patio for warm evenings, chef-owner Kiko offers an innovative take on Mallorcan cuisine enjoyed on two tasting menus – a simpler offering at night time. lunch and a more elaborate option in the evening.

What a difficult decision awaits you! Wherever you choose, I guarantee you will leave with memories that will last a lifetime.

Deirdre O’Connor is the Managing Director of MallorcanTonic. MallorcanTonic is a luxury hotel and information booking portal, offering in-depth knowledge about the island of Mallorca.

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