About Luna 36
The home of Luna 36, in central Sóller, is a former chocolate factory built in 1870. This seasonal restaurant is owned by Danish woman Helle Alexandersen (a trained chef) and her Argentinian/Italian business partner Claudio Bernaschi, who both run front of house. Luna 36 is open for lunch and dinner, but closed all day Sunday and on lunchtimes on Monday.
The restaurant has an attractive interior and cosy rear courtyard for al fresco eating, and seats a total of around 75 diners.
Contemporary art by Peder Ravn, a Danish artist, decorates the place and fresh local lemons and flowers adorn the tables. More than a touch of Danish hygge adds to the ambience of this restaurant, where the staff are renowned for their welcome and friendliness.
Helle enjoys travelling during the winter months (when Luna 36 is closed), collecting culinary ideas for the coming season.
The cuisine at Luna 36
The food in this restaurant is mainly Mediterranean and based on prime fresh local produce. The menu includes tapas, salads and starters, main courses, cheese and desserts. Organic Mallorcan extra virgin olive oil from Tianna Negre accompanies the bread, olives, and dip.
The following are examples of dishes at Luna 36 (these may be subject to change):
- Ceviche with lemons from Sóller, mango and red onions
- Scallops with purée of cauliflower and cous cous of romanesco
- Presa Iberica with apricots, celery, and almonds
- Cheeseboard with home-made chutney, nuts and grapes, and stone-age bread (gluten-free).
- Lemon sorbet with cava or vodka
- Traditional crème brûlée
The chef at Luna 36
Hector Suizer is from Argentina but trained in San Sebastian. In 2008 he became Helle’s student chef and remains at the helm of the kitchen today. Over the winter of 2015/2016 a new modern kitchen was built at the rear of the courtyard, giving diners the chance to see Hector and his team at work.
Luna 36 is in the shopping street C/ de sa Lluna, just 200 metres from Sóller’s main square.