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Palma Gastro Gossip

The Palma gastro grapevine has been buzzing since the cafe in the Casal Solleric

The Palma gastro grapevine has been buzzing since the cafe in the Casal Solleric art gallery and exhibition space
closed without warning a couple of weeks ago.

Situated on Palma's prime strip of snacking real estate, the Paseo de Borne, the cafe was a welcome stopping off point for tourists and locals alike and made a mean gin and tonic.

Well, the truth is now out. The lease had expired and it's about to be taken over for the next four years by Marco di Loreto, who has an illustrious culinary pedigree in Palma. The Italian arrived
here when he was 25 to become chef at Tristran in Puerto Portals, which held two Michelin stars at the time.

Latterly he owned the Anima Sea Lounge in Cala Estancia and now promises to open in the Borne before Easter. He promises that the new space will be 'a dialogue between contemporary art, cocktails
and snacks,' The focus of the cuisine will be tapas and Di Loreta explains that his mantra for the kitchen will be 'tapas with art.'

Sounds good to me!