This restaurant closed down in AUTUMN 2015.
Sisko has a very convenient location in the centre of Palma, just a few minutes’ walk from the prestigious Borne. Visiting on a hot summer’s evening, we opted to dine at one of their outdoor tables at the front of the restaurant.
The menu choice is: à la carte (changes monthly), the chef’s surprise 5- or 7-course tasting menus, or three-course healthy menu (27€). We had the daily-changing 5-course menu (39€). Two optional wine packages (26,50€ and 34€) enable you to enjoy wines skilfully matched to the day’s dishes by knowledgeable sommelier Amy Dunn.
The complimentary appetizer was our first proper introduction to 30-year-old Scandinavian chef and co-owner Johan Lars Engström’s innovative cuisine: a slice of duck breast with caramelized onion, carrot purée and beetroot mayonnaise.
Just before our pleasant waiter brought and explained each dish, Amy poured the appropriate wine, describing each one. We had wines from Mallorca, Rías Baixas, Valencia, and Italy – all well paired with the food. Amy has an impressive knowledge and clearly relishes her task of matching wines with the day’s tasting menu.
Our first course was a warm dish of white asparagus with succulent plump prawns, butter cream, and a ring of crispy bread. We drank Envidia Cochina 2013 (Albariño), presented in an unusual shaped bottle with an amusing label describing ‘the poisonous worm of envy’!
Our stand-out course of the dinner was the poached lobster with green asparagus, prawn foam, and an incredible silky beetroot ice cream (we tried, but failed, to extract the recipe from the chef).
Two meat courses followed: crispy-skinned belly pork with truffle potato purée, cream of cabbage, and white and green asparagus; then, duck breast on potato gratin served with melon, and Madeira and orange sauce (with green beans).
The sweet conclusion to our dinner was strawberry and basil ice cream on a biscuit crumb with Italian meringue and raspberry garnish – accompanied by a glass of luscious Macia Batle Vi Dolç Negre.
Johan’s attractively presented cuisine makes best use of his selected ingredients. Sisko’s interior is light, fresh, and Scandi-cool (52 covers indoors, 55 alfresco). This is one to try if you, like Johan (who has been cooking and “breathing food” since he was aged 12), have a passion for food – served with interesting wines.
Pl. Frederic Chopin, 2
Palma de Mallorca
Tel +34 971 728 528
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