Since the following review, there has been a change of chef at Gaudí: Dane Batinica is now in charge of the kitchen. The restaurant now also serves lunch, and offers a reasonably priced three-course ‘menú del día’ as well as a lunchtime menu of dishes including salads, pastas, catch of the day, and ‘Sant Salvador’ burger.
This gourmet dinner restaurant is within the listed ‘palace’ of Ca’n Epifanio – better known as Christophorus Heufken’s Hotel Sant Salvador. It takes its name from local hearsay that the renowned architect designed the emblematic courtyard façade.
The décor is unconventional, colourful, and fun, with a glass-walled dining room affording good views of the enchanting garden and, in fine weather, tables on the terrace.
Affable Madrid-born chef Victor Comin Mayordomo served his apprenticeship in France, had a restaurant in Madrid, and worked at Mallorca’s Cap Rocat for two seasons. His cuisine is a modern interpretation of traditional Spanish dishes, created with obvious passion.
They offer an à la carte menu and new for 2015 a tasting menu (8 courses). Dinner is preceded by an appetizer from the kitchen (we had oyster ‘bonbon’ with algae and cava foam).
We were highly impressed by both service and the dinner – which ended with a spectacular chocolate ‘volcano’ filled with red fruits and drizzled with warm chocolate at the table (which unfortunately is not on the menu any longer). We drank the excellent Mallorcan white wine Soma Viognier from Bodegas Ribas.
We love: The harmony of the building and enchanting garden.