Mallorca, April 2017
Mallorca April 2017
Palma in april
Just back from three weeks in Mallorca, I have been working with some food and beverage conferences down there. An Annual conference with chefs and food and beverage managers from around the Mediterranean and further afield.
We've been based at the tourist oriented Alcudia for most of the time, but with regular sightseeing excursions into Palma.
Allergy theory, and practical cooking, Asian, Italian, Snacks, & a sushi master class have all been on the menu.
|Theres lots to see in the central part of the city, fantastic facades on some of the older buildings, Palma seems well aware of protecting it's tourist appeal, not only an enormous airport.|
|Well manicured streets and pedestrian shopping areas are ready to milk your €€, everything attractively presented accessible|
|A typical little food shop spilling out onto the street, over full with local and Spanish delicacies.|
|Almost side by side splashes of colours and appealing smells lure in those who pass by.|
|A wall of tomatoes garlic and chili beckon in the guests, these hang in a wine bar, Palma is full of little watering holes, wine bars, snack and tapas bars where the local produce is the centre of attention.|
|Another curtain of chilli, a bit of a paradox that there's so much chilli on display, the Spanish chefs at the congress were those least inclined to eat and cook with chilli even when it was included in the recipes. they syed away big time.|
|A ceramic tile along the harbour walkway all the mollusks and shellfish from the Mediterranean are represented here, food is not far from ones thoughts wherever you go here.|
|Local restaurants grill traditionally in the restaurants, some are better than others as is always the case, usually its the waiter or patron who stands at the grill and conducts the service, not a chef in sight.|
|The grill is a focus and showcase in many traditional Spanish restaurants often built directly in the restaurants and an interactive part of the service and guest entertainment.|
|We tried a tomahawk steak, big as hell dinner for two, we had to fight to get through it all, it was Spanish beef, tasty and tender.|
|Ham, Ham, Ham, also available every where, in Palma theres some great speciality ham shops and tasting bars that are just so designed, that it makes you wonder, drop in watch how to carve the ham properly and taste the different varieties.|
|If you eat them buy many and taste your way around the country, they are a great ice breaker and talking points.|