Som du kanske redan har listat ut från titeln på engelska, så är detta inlägg inte skrivet av någon av oss på ”team Hideaways”. Istället är det skrivet av en av mina bästa kollegor på Mallorca, och du kan därför vara helt säker på att han vet vad han pratar om, för han är född och uppvuxen på ön. Här nedan kan du ta del av hans rekommendationer och favoritställen på den bildsköna Medelhavs-ön. Trevlig läsning och buen apetito, Marie
As a good Scandinavian friend described in another blog, for Mallorcan people, sitting at the table is not just an exercise to eat – it is an excuse to meet with your partner, your friends, your parents, your grandparents, the whole family. The meals are usually long, and we have long conversations over desserts and coffee – which often continues with another coffee, or a good glass of wine, or two…. or with a gin and tonic, or two…
The Mallorcan way of eating, is characterized by having a series of sanctuary places, where you usually go regularly to celebrate any event or just meeting up with friends. Normally we go to a specific restaurant because we like a certain dish in that restaurant. For us, each restaurant has it’s star dish, which can be different for each person (it’s a very personal choice).
A personal recommendation
The winery Bodega la Rambla in Palma City is located on C / Via Roma 6 (at the top of La Rambla de Palma, where the city’s flower market is located). Being in the center of Palma means parking can be complicated, so my recommendation is to use the underground parking that is a few meters away.
The business was founded in 1940. It’s had several owners, but since 1995 it’s runed by Jero Perez. The winery has photos on the walls which show the entire history of the business. In the past, Bodega la Rambla, was located in the middle of La Rambla and Errol Flynn was a regular customer during his visits to Mallorca.
When you enter the premises you mustn’t forget to look up at the roof, to spot the special decorations. Normally the place is full, and you have to wait to be seated – but I’ve never waited more than 20 minutes, and in the meanwhile you can always take the opportunity to ask for a beer or a glass of wine at the bar.
A personal recommendation: Ask for a variado and you get to taste typical Mallorcan tapas, but with the difference that they are all served in one dish. If you’re curious, don’t hesitate to ask the owner or the waiters about the origin of this curious dish.
More recommendations will follow – stay tuned!/Esteban
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