One of Palma de Mallorca’s newest restaurants is offering an excellent ‘menú del día’ in a 5-star setting. abcMallorca went for lunch at Quadrat in the Old Town.
Tempted by international media coverage – and the current buzz surrounding Palma as a destination – people are travelling from afar to stay at the city’s newest 5-star hotel. But you don’t have to be overnighting at Hotel Sant Francesc Singular to eat in its excellent restaurant.
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Quadrat is in the former stable block at the rear of the restored 19th-century mansion; attractive decorative touches give a nod to its original use. It’s a blissfully cool and elegant setting in which to escape the intense summer heat, with two indoor rooms (one for private dining for up to 12 people).
There are also tables in the tranquil rear garden – where it’s easy to forget that the heart of the bustling capital city is just a short walk away.
We went for the ‘menú del día’, and were warmly welcomed. Service is definitely 5-star.
The three-course ‘menú del día’ changes every two to three days, and is available seven days a week. The cuisine is Mediterranean with the modern touch of head chef Simon Petutschnig, who previously worked at sister property Majestic Hotel & Spa in Barcelona, and trained in several Michelin-starred restaurants.
While studying the menu we dipped several flavours of good bread into organic Arbequina olive oil (from Petra), and ‘flor de sal’. Then came a palate-refreshing appetizer of frozen watermelon and sangria cubes – speared onto cocktail sticks, and served on a bed of ice.
From the choice of two starters, we had sea bream ceviche with mango and black tomato, served in a large white bowl. The perfectly marinated fish zinged with citrusy freshness. From the two main courses we ate succulent cod marinated in miso, served on sweet potato purée, with kale – an uncommon vegetable on Mallorca – adding a super-healthy pop of colour to the plate.
Both desserts begged to be tried; we obliged. The first consisted of four small triangles of mango-topped cheesecake, with cinnamon crumble and mango sorbet, garnished with strawberry pieces – artistically served on a matte black plate for dramatic effect. The other – pieces of roasted pineapple with coconut foam and white chocolate ice cream – was presented in a glass-lidded bowl. We licked our lips and agreed it had been an impressive-value ‘menú del día’.
From the wine list, we had the recommended Miraval Rosé 2013 – a departure from our usual practice of drinking Mallorcan wine. This pale pink rosé with a bouquet of strawberry, pear and floral notes, delivers a glass full of summer berries, herbs, and tangerines – with a refreshing acidity. Wine critics love it. And not just because the Chateau Miraval estate is owned by Hollywood A-listers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. To the best of our collective knowledge, Hotel Sant Francesc is the only place on Mallorca offering this wine. If Brangelina ever rock up in Palma, we’d recommend lunch at Quadrat . . .
Quadrat is open daily for lunch 13:00-15:30h (and for dinner in the evenings)
Tuesday 13:00 - 15:30 h & 19:30 - 22:30 h
Wednesday 13:00 - 15:30 h & 19:30 - 22:30 h
Thursday 13:00 - 15:30 h & 19:30 - 22:30 h
Friday 13:00 - 15:30 h & 19:30 - 22:30 h
Sunday 13:00 - 15:30 h & 19:30 - 22:30 h
Note: Open all year.
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