On a recent amazing work project I had the pleasure of spending a few days in beautiful Palma de Mallorca. It wouldn’t have been somewhere I’d have thought of going but I feel like I stumbled on a treasure. Palma itself is beautiful and has all the charm of an Andalusian town, palmtree lined squares, a gorgeous coast, medieval and mudejar architecture and (most importantly) a great culinary tradition.
In a few short days I had more gazpacho than you can shake a stick at, and plenty more. What I found is that Palma (more so than traditionalist places like Madrid) has embraced other cultures and integrated them into their food so that all the latest tapas bars included food from other cultures, whether it was Japanese or Peruvian this was interesting and delicious. And you could still find the classics, just as good as ever if you looked hard enough.
My Palma top eats:
Celler sa Premsa – The menú del día here is simple, traditional and delicious and only 12€ http://www.cellersapremsa.com/en/
Mercat de L’Olivar – eat at one of the tapas bars inside, we chose the busiest ones, you can also get fresh sushi here http://www.mercatolivar.com
Tast – A solid tapas and pinxos chain where you can serve yourself delicious pinxos, the Picanha (super soft steak) on hot stone also awesome http://www.tast.com/tastavenidas/en
Canela – Meaning cinnamon in Spanish, this is the fancy joint we had the unusual tapas below, it was so good I inappropriately ate the whole lot of what was meant to be to share. It has no website but it’s on Trip Advisor.