Food and drink
With owners Barbara de Vooght and Hannes Galle being Belgian, it’s hardly surprising that the menu leans toward the best of Belgian and French cuisine, but with a flourish of the Mediterranean. There seems to be an infinity of menus, but each has a particular theme, often depending on season and your level of gastronomic indulgence. (There’s even a menu based solely on lobster for anyone particularly crustacean fixated.) Should the flavour for fish be with you, you could try the scallop stuffed with truffle and giant red prawns with lobster butter, green tomato jam and cherry tomato, or John Dory accompanied by a tapenade of grapefruit butter, green peas, mange-tout and basil. This one tempted me dearly, but I moved on as I find grapefruit a bit astringent and indulged in grouper with a risotto of shrimps, roasted fennel sabayon (light foam) of lime and coriander – made in heaven!
One of the most original touches that Casa del Maco offer, presumably based on Hannes being a qualified sommelier, is that with each of their menus they offer a selection of wines specifically chosen to suit each dish, served by the glass. In this way you can fully appreciate the food/wine combinations of each course without having to go to the (considerable) expense of buying a full bottle.
Jolly, cosy, comfortable, Mediterranean – it all depends where you sit.
The staff are knowledgeable and amiable.
On a hillside overlooking the sea.
Be aware that the menu of wines suggested to go with the food menus are also priced separately, but usually cost no more than a decent bottle if bought individually.
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers
- Special occasions