About Ca’n Calent
Mallorcan brothers Joan and Miquel Calent own the well-known restaurant Ca’n Calent, which opened in 2004 in southeast Mallorca. It’s on the edge of Campos, on the road towards Santanyí, and has the benefit of free on-street parking in the vicinity.
Ca’n Calent is open for lunch and dinner, and also prepares rice dishes (paellas) to take out. It offers a seasonal à la carte menu, tasting menu (choice of five or eight dishes and for the whole table only), and menu for groups (minimum of six people).
The front part of the premises is the bar, where you can have a drink before or after your meal. The spacious dining room at the rear accommodates around 80 diners. The linen-clad tables are spaced well and a small enclosed courtyard at the side provides plenty of natural light to the interior, although this is not open for dining.
Ca’n Calent’s cuisine
One dish in particular could be considered Miquel’s signature plate: potatoes ‘poor man’ with egg yolk and black truffle; although it sounds simple, this rich-tasting dish requires several stages of preparation.
Examples of dishes at Ca’n Calent include: starters of ‘coca’ (similar to a pizza base) with various toppings; skate salad with tomatoes from Porreres and hazelnut vinaigrette; tongue with capers, home-made croquettes. Rice dishes are for a minimum of two people. Main course dishes may include tartar of prawns with vanilla vinaigrette, turnips, and seaweed, and Mallorcan lamb ‘a la antigua’ with aubergine and figs.
Miquel Calent is a high-profile chef on Mallorca: he regularly appears on the TV channel IB3, presenting the food programme ‘Fred i Calent’ and as a judge in TV culinary contests. He also has the restaurant Cuit, which opened in 2016 in the contemporary Nakar Hotel in central Palma.