Mallorca’s Port Petit restaurant has built an excellent reputation over many years, serving many celebrities and, indeed, King Juan Carlos himself. French owner/head chef Gerard Deymier has lived all his working life on the island, beginning his career in the Hotel Son Vida and opening his own restaurant in 1988.
Restaurante Port Petit
Spanish, German, English, French
It’s a seasonal affair: extremely busy in the high season and closed during the winter months. The restaurant enjoys a privileged position overlooking the marina in the ‘little port’ of Cala d’Or, the influence for its nautically themed décor of blue and white fabrics and walls dressed with memorabilia from old ships. Gerard is no longer in the kitchen, and is now front-of-house as maître d’.
The team of chefs – lead by Benz Achim and assisted by Raphael Galante – go beyond just maintaining the good reputation of the restaurant. Foie dishes are a speciality, as are the fish dishes – a particular favourite is the sea bream topped with white and green asparagus. Port Petit offers a three-course ‘petit’ menu (39,50€); four-course menu ‘port’ (49,50€) and tasting menu (65€).