The island is recognised as a leading gastronomy destination in the Mediterranean with local talent coming to the fore.
Mallorca’s top restaurants have been awarded a total of 12 Michelin stars in the latest round of awards. The newcomer this year, is the Sa Clastra restaurant in the Castell Son Claret hotel in Es Capdella, where the skills of local Mallorquin chef, Jordi Cantó, have been recognised. This location was the former Zaranda restaurant, directed by chef Fernando Pérez Arellano, which was awarded two Michelin stars in 2015. Cantó joins a growing group of local Mallorquin talent which includes Santi Taura, Maca de Castro, Benet Vicens and Andreu Genestra who have attained Michelin status for their respective restaurants.
“The level of gastronomy in Mallorca has developed into one of the most exciting and varied destinations to eat in the Mediterranean. It’s also good to see local talented chefs coming through each year producing menus and dishes inspired by tastes of their childhood using the very best of home-grown local produce. The island now offers a great range of gastronomy from fine dining to innovative Mediterranean and fusion cuisine, tapas bars, and cafes,” comments Eduard Gamero, President of the Fomento del Turismo de Mallorca.
In addition to Sa Clastra, the following restaurants have retained their Michelin stars with four in the capital of Palma:
Adrián Quetglas, Palma: www.adrianquetglas.es
Marc Fosh, Fosh, Convent de la Missió Hotel, Palma www.marcfosh.com
Santi Taura, DINS restaurant, Hotel El Llorenç, Parc de la Mar, Palma:
Pérez Arellano, Zaranda, Hotel Es Princep, Palma:www.esprincep.com
Maca de Castro, (name of chef & restaurant), Puerto Alcudia www.macadecastro.com
Miguel Navarro, Es Fum, St Regis Mardavall Hotel, Costa d’en Blanes www.restaurant-esfum.com
Álvaro Salazar, Voro (with two Michelin stars), Cap Vermell Grand Hotel, Canyamel www.vororestaurant.com
Javier Hoebeeck, Fusion19, Playa de Muro: https://fusion19.com/
Benet & Jaume Vicens, Bens d’Avall, Sóller: www.bensdavall.com
Andreu Genestra, (name of chef and restaurant), Hotel Zoetry,LLucmajor: www.andreugenestra.com