Mallorca is an island in movement. Between the number of boutique hotels, gourmet restaurants, lively bars, and cool design shops opening, it’s safe to say that Palma, and the island as a whole, is thriving. Mallorcan heritage, from its food to its architecture, is being revived in new and exciting ways. While cool concepts in clothing and design are offering customers more interesting choices with a focus on quality and well made goods, favourite local shops are expanding their presence to offer loyal customers more choice and better service.
The demand by chefs and home cooks for more organic ingredients, and particularly seasonal and local produce, has brought about more options for buying better quality products. Luxury is no stranger to Mallorca, and new businesses are opening up from yachts to exclusive nightclubs to prestigious hotel rooms, expanding on this already flourishing market.
Did you know that an avocado increases energy, is anti-inflammatory and stabilises the heart rate? The Avocado Club by Lola promotes all this and more at their new restaurant. Conveniently situated on Paseo Mallorca between Santa Catalina and the Old Town, this is the ideal place to stop for a powerful nutritional boost. Their modern interior creates a friendly backdrop to a menu of solely avocado. Presented in innovative ways, Lola is creative when it comes to their green dishes – even the burger rolls come as two slices of avocado.
Ecological gastronomy comes to Palma
In December, the Ekológica Gastronómico market will open in the Es Fortí area of Palma. Fernando Castellanos, who already manages Mercat 1930 and Mercado Gastronómico San Juan in Palma, is responsible for the concept. The market will include ten new international culinary spaces and focus solely on organic products, sustainability, KM 0 and very little plastic. A club kitchen will also offer the opportunity to do workshops, tastings and private events.
100% natural wine
A new wine bar that focuses solely on the production of natural wine has opened on C/ del Bisbe Moncadas 2 in Palma. With a portfolio of 48 European winegrowers and up to 300 different wines, it is the first natural wine bar of this size on the Balearic Islands. 90% of the varieties available are natural, organically grown wines without any additives. The family business Lundgren Wines are sellers of this exclusive range on the Balearic Islands and in Sweden.