This rather ordinary-looking terraced house in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, reveals itself as a restaurant with its quirky painted hanging sign.
In 2011 Felix Eschrich and his wife Sarah Trappe took over Es Pati, and good reports have followed of the inventive cuisine with Asian influences. The couple offers only a daily-changing surprise five-course tasting menu. The delightful Sara is host, server, and knowledgable sommelier.
Indoors the décor is simple, but enlivened with colourful art works on the walls and brightly painted traditional Mallorcan dining chairs. There´s a fireplace for cosy winter dining and the courtyard is perfect for alfresco meals in the warmer months.
How would you describe your cuisine (what style)?
We offer an international cuisine with Asian and Mediterranean influences and also a few ’grandmother recipes’.
Which experience (travels) had the most influence on your own cooking?
A trip to Africa has brought a few more Indian influences. For example, we sometimes serve samosas now (filled Indian pastries).
TripAdvisor: friend or foe, and why?
For us TripAdvisor is very important, because we are located in a less-known, non-touristy place where we don´t get any walk-ins. I would even say that approximately 50% of our guests come via TripAdvisor. Up to now, we had mainly positive experiences with the site, but there were also negative criticisms of course, you just cannot make everybody happy 🙂
How do you try to achieve work/life balance?
Making the most of Sundays and doing something with the children.
What do you think the next big culinary trend is likely to be?
We think that our concept (a predefined menu) is becoming more and more popular because that way you use only fresh products and you have to throw away a lot less.