Fourteen Mallorca restaurants awarded prestigious Repsol distinction this year
The new Repsol gastronomy guide which awards distinctions to Spain and Portugal's best restaurants includes 14 here on Mallorca. The sol (sun) symbol is a sign of culinary excellence and is awarded
on behalf of Repsol by 'La Asociación de amigos de la Real Academia de Gastronomía y la Cofradía de la Buena Mesa.'
They select and evaluate the restaurants taking into account the standard of cuisine, the quality of the ingredients and methods, the respect for the cuisine of the region, the wine list and the
standard of service. So quite stringent criteria!
Here in Mallorca, 5 restaurants were awarded 2 suns; El Olivo – Deià, Bou - Sa Coma, Jardín - Port d’Alcúdia, Santi Taura – Lloseta and Zaranda - Es Capdellà.
One sun was awarded to 9; Andreu Genestra – Capdepera, Bens d’Avall – Sóller, Bodega Barahona, Casa Manolo - Ses Salines, Ca na Toneta – Caimari, Ca’n Calent – Campos, Can Toni Moreno - Port des
Canonge, Es Racó des Teix – Deiá, Flanigan-Emcima – Calvià and Sadrassana (photo) – Palma.
Regular readers of Mallorca Spotlight will recognise many of the names here from our past articles and you'll also note that there's a Michelin star or two in the list too! Interestingly, only one
of those restaurants is situated in Palma – maybe the inspectors like the countryside? - and here's what they say about it;
“Located in a grand old Mallorcan manor house from the 19th century in the old town. Interesting Balearic cuisine brought up to date by Tito Verger. Bullit de peix (fish stew) in the
style of Ibiza and Formentera, fish Mallorcan style and granita of Soller orange”
Needless to say, if you're planning a holiday in Mallorca, try to get to one of these places for lunch or dinner, you won't be disappointed.