Portocolom has retained much of its original fishing village charm, and also boasts some good places to eat – of which this is considered one of the best (and most expensive). Modern art, a splendid bull sculpture, stone walls, dark ceilings, candlelight, and the cosy fireplace lounge make this an atmospheric place to dine. Shaded terrace tables at the front have views across the road to the harbour.
Austrian chef/patron Dieter Sögner once worked at Munich’s two-Michelin-starred Tantris, and the renowned Hotel Adlon in Berlin. He is dedicated to concocting ever new sophisticated compositions and mouth-watering delicacies which will create a lasting impression on visiting diners.
After moving to Mallorca, he opened the sophisticated Colón in 1999, where his creative Mediterranean cuisine is based on seasonal organic ingredients. Open all day six days a week (except Wednesdays), at lunchtime there’s a classic dish each day of the week; examples being a lasagne with ragout of Iberian pork, a salmon fillet or an octopus and mussel risotto. There’s also a daytime menu of two and three courses, and a few snack items including sandwiches and tapas.
For dinner, the à la carte menu changes regularly. It might be beef tartare, beetroot salad or homemade raviolis filled with artichokes that whet your appetite. The main courses are rich and hearty; think roasted Atlantic sole with Mediterranean sauté, or braised beef shank with gratinated cauliflower and red wine shallots. If you’re in the mood to try a few flavours, opt for the five-dish tapas menu.
To complete the indulgent experience, feast your eyes on the cheese and dessert menu. From Brie de Meaux with pears and walnuts, to coffee crème brûlée with Sambuca ice cream, there’s bound to be something to tempt you.
Accompany your meal with a vintage from the impressive list of quality Spanish and international wines. Combined with the décor, setting, and attentive service, it all adds up to an appealing place – particularly suitable for celebratory occasions.