The stars were shining on Restaurant Zaranda once again as it won its second Michelin star. The secluded gardens of Castell Son Claret, home of Zaranda, were the scene for an afternoon of celebration, as chef Fernando P. Arellano and his team took time to bask in some well-deserved glory.
For Fernando P. Arellano, it is a dream come true: at the prestigious award ceremony of the Guide Michelin Spain in Santiago de Compostela, he and his Zaranda colleagues received the award– making Zaranda the only two-star restaurant on island of Mallorca.
“My team and I are incredibly honoured to receive this amazing accolade and extremely proud to bring back a two-star restaurant to Mallorca, which – together with my six Michelin-starred colleagues will position the island as a top culinary destination. I feel especially grateful to the owner of Castell Son Claret, Klaus-Michael Kühne, for his support and his on-going trust in our work.
I feel blessed that we have found the perfect place for Zaranda at the Hotel Castell Son Claret, which not only provides a most inspiring background but also a reliable and supportive team making it an ideal platform to expand on our culinary ambitions.”
“Having been able to celebrate such a desired recognition in an amazing town like Santiago -which happens 20 years after I walked into a professional kitchen for the first time and 9 years after gaining the first Michelin Star with my team is my lifetime dream come true”, said Fernando P. Arellano when receiving the prestigious accolade.
About the Castell Son Claret
Castell Son Claret opened in May 2013 after an intense restoration project under the careful instruction of the property’s owners, Klaus-Michael and Christine Kühne. Situated in Calvía, Mallorca, the 18th Century historical castle and its surrounding stables and guardhouses offer a charming array of 38 rooms and suites.
The hotel sits within a 325 acre private estate at the bottom of the Tramuntana mountain range: a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by traditional olive groves and beautiful gardens. Castell Son Claret is home to the two star Michelin restaurant, Zaranda and the Spa Bellesa de Claret.