Food and drink
Imagine the kind of sturdy, comforting fare your granny might have made had you grown up in Spain and she happened to be a very good cook. Add some unexpected, but very clever, flavour combinations. Finally a delicious local wine by the glass. And there you have it: the new Spanish bistro.
This is a tough one. I’m mad for the escalivada (Catalan-style grilled veggies) topped with smoked mahi-mahi, white onion and smoky Idiazabal cheese soup topped with mushroom ragu, beef cheeks with chickpea puree, and perhaps a strawberry gazpacho to finish. Sounds like a lot I know, but portion sizes make it all possible.
It is smart enough to feel special, local enough to feel truly Palma. But key, at least to my mind, is the open-plan arrangement of the place which makes it feel so intoxicatingly social. Full marks.
It’s trademark Fosh to train staff not so much to serve as connect. By the time you leave you and your waiter could well be on first name terms and trading numbers.
As neighbourhoods go, anything above the Comte de Sallent Avenue was always a bit out on a limb, the kind of place you went to by accident. However, the recent pedestrianisation of the C/Blanquera suggests that could all change some day soon.
Value all the way, especially when you consider the cosseting nature of the experience. The three course lunch menu for €14 is a bargain (and changes daily).
Tables to book
I like to sit perched at the kitchen bar where you can watch work in progress.
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- People watching
- No fuss
- Design and architecture