Friday, November 10, 2017

FABULOUS CUISINE ON MALLORCA Part 2: GRILLED SEA BASS AT A NUDE BEACH AND OTHER ADVENTURES

Marla and I were excited to dine at Marc Fosh, the only British chef with a Michelin star in Spain. This was included in my luxury cycling trip of Mallorca with Cyclespeed Tours.

Andrew Bernard, the owner of Cyclespeed Tours, escorted us to the restaurant located on a charming side street in Palma at the Hotel de la Missio.

The restaurant prepared a special menu for Marla as she has seafood allergies.

The dinner began with a delicious and creative amuse bouche.

The creativity ramped up with the tartar of Soller prawns & sea bass and a quite unusual plankton jelly.

Our next course consisted of hummus tortellini with red pepper chlorophyll, dukkah (An Egyptian spice) and goat cheese powder.

Corvina ( Drum Fish) with young almond "noodle", asparagus, oxalis (Wood Sorrel) and squid ink.

We loved the creative plating for the braised beef cheeks. It was combined with smoked hay, baby turnip, bone marrow, and watercress.

Orange blossom panna cotta with aloe vera, toasted strawberry sorbet, and hibiscus-strawberry infusion.

A dark chocolate "cremoso" with apricot-pollen sorbet and fresh basil finished this exciting beautifully prepared menu.

The Hotel was originally a convent in the 17th century. The interior is designed with a very cool, contemporary flair.

We were all totally spoiled by the amazing service of Andrew and his company. We finished dinner at 10:30 PM and he was there to escort us back to the hotel. 
Would I use Cyclespeed Tours for another luxury bike tour of gorgeous Mallorca?
Let me simply say,...I would go back tomorrow!!!

We asked Andrew and Jean-Sebastien for a super place for grilled fish by the sea. They both came up with the same answer, Playa del Mago Restaurante. They said the little restaurant is really great,...though its next to a NUDE BEACH! I looked at Marla and said,..."Well, if the food is good?"
We parked up the hill and walked down the path, past an incredibly gorgeous bay in the Cala Portals Vells area. The hillside was dotted with beautiful villas.

The turquoise bay at Play del Mago is breathtaking!

Being right next to a nude beach may be understandably off-putting for some of you. My advice is "keep your head down and concentrate on the delicious food!"
The restaurant has a small boat shown on the right which picks up people from their yachts in the bay and takes them back and forth.

Our waiter de-boned my sea bass.

It was really outstanding!

Kathy and Philippe had a wonderful seafood paella.

We LOVED our lunch and headed up the hill to our car. I must say this was a very unique day!

I'll share a few other favorite dishes from our trip. I really enjoyed my starter of Soller shrimp with assorted melon at Es Canyis restaurant at Port Soller.

Marla could have a made a total meal out of the starter of grilled vegetables at Ran de Mar in Port Soller. 

Writing these blogs on Mallorca has brought back a rush of beautiful memories of gorgeous scenery, fine dining, unusual cuisine, great cycling, and adventure.

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