Nine restaurants in Mallorca have been awarded coveted Michelin Stars for 2018.
The Michelin Guide was established in France in 1900 and still uses the same simple criteria:
★ = ‘Very good cooking in its category’
★★ = ‘Excellent cooking – worth a detour’
★★★ = ‘Exceptional cuisine – worthy of a special journey’
The Michelin stars are the tip of the gastronomic iceberg. This year in Mallorca Chef Fernando Pérez Arellano’s Zaranda restaurant, at the 5-star Hotel Castell Son Claret, retained its two star status again, one of only 23 restaurants in Spain to be rewarded in the two star category.
Of the eight other restaurants on the island, Tomeu Caldentey’s Bou restaurant in Sa Coma retained it’s one star status for the fifteenth consecutive year, whilst the seven other restaurants, Adrián Quetglas in Palma, Chef Álvaro Salazar’s Argos in Port de Pollença, Andreu Genestra in Capdepera, Chef Rapael Sanshez’s Es Fum in Costa d’en Blanes, Chef Joseph Sauerschell’s Es Raco d’es Teix in Deià, Chef Macarena de Castro’s Jardin in Port d’Alcúdia and Marc Fosh in Palma all retained their one star status..
The island continues it’s gastronomic journey with it’s extraordinary chefs and restaurants.
If there was any doubt, the Michelin 2018 awards confirm Mallorca’s place on the foodie map of Spain.
Image courtesy of Bou Restaurant