Taste Testing Ca’n BoQueta Restaurant, Mallorca
Recently AB spent a week in the quaint village of Soller, Mallorca, and has not stopped raving about Ca’n BoQueta restaurant.
Ca’n BoQueta is one of those rare finds that have decided not to necessarily cater for the masses but instead concentrate on cooking food, very well we might add, under the guise of a set ‘tasting menu’ that changes weekly. The menu is designed and developed only around seasonal products.
The advantage of a set tasting menu is you know the price upfront, €27.50 per person, or €46.50 if you indulge in the pairing wine menu for each course (which of course we did and are so pleased we did!).
Our menu consisted of:
- Sobrassada (cured spanish sausage) and biscuit appetiser
- Roasted vegetable salt cake with smoked cod
- White zucchini cream with mature Mahón cheese (poured at the table)
- “Negrito” fish with mint and mushroom sauce (AB had his substituted for a tomato sauce)
- Mallorca black pork with spicy orange sauce accompanied by apple and sautéed Sobrassada
- Cheese and ginger foam, melon sorbet and red plum sauce
The wines were a delicious mix of whites, a red and rosé to finish the meal.
So the verdict? The food was simply stunning, and dare we say it, better than Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester (OUCH). This restaurant deserves a Michelin Star. We left happy, full, discussing as we walked out whether or not to book for the following evening (we didn’t as we agreed we needed to sample other locals restaurants whilst we were there).
Service was great, but we did probably arrive a little too early for most Spanish diners (8.00pm) so the restaurant was not really busy. OK we agree with other reviews we have read that the food seemed rushed and it was coming out very quickly, we actually asked our waiter to give us 15 mins before dessert but then the restaurant got really busy so it ended up being 30 mins and we didn’t mind. We were happy to chat, sip on our delicious wine and soak up the atmosphere in the outside seating area, trying to agree on which dish was the best…we couldn’t, we loved them all.
Great job Ca’n BoQueta, we recommend everyone makes a reservation next time they are in Soller, Mallorca.
Avinguda de la Gran Via, 43. Sóller
Phone: 971 63 83 98
Closed Sunday evening and Monday