So I have just landed back from Palma in Mallorca where I have been viewing venues for my wedding, there were so many lovely ones but not sure I have found the right one yet so will keep you posted. However, on my trip out there I was able to get to try out some wonderful restaurants. We stayed at the Gran Soller Hotel located in the old town of Soller which was stunning, beautiful building and the hotel had a real Spanish feel to it. There are lots of cafes and shops around the town and then you can get the rickety tram down to the Port which was great fun!

Caroline Oldham

Caroline Oldham

A few of the restaurants had allergen menus and lots had vegetarian menus at the ready so it was fairly easy to eat. Although there were a few great restaurants I ate at in Palma and Soller, one of my favourites was a restaurant at the end of the cove in Soller called Agapanto, beautiful setting overlooking the beach and the port this restaurant is a must visit. Agapanto has its own vegetarian menu with lots of options, they serve homemade gluten free bread as a pre-starter too. We decided to go for the Tapas dishes and share them between myself and my parents, I always love to do this because I get to try lots of different things and have a bite of each.

We had a wonderful bresaola wrapped around lettuce served with peaches, a goat's cheese salad served with peach chutney and then roasted red peppers served with an aubergine cream. The dishes were light but full of flavour and I couldn't really pick a favourite as they were all delicious. One of the girls there also has excellent English so it made it really easy to order food. I absolutely love sitting on the beach and watching the world go by whilst dining, it is one of my favourite things to do.

The one thing I really did struggle with was breakfast in Spain, everything is either gluten, so bread or pastries or you have options that are lathered in cow's milk which I have to be careful with so I generally went for eggs or fresh fruit in the morning. So this week coming back I am craving some good healthy breakfast so going to share with one of my favourite blueberry smoothies for the summer.

Blueberry Smoothie

Restaurant hangout of the Week

This had to be Cala in Deia, most of you might associate it with the restaurant in the kidnapping scene in the Night manager. This little restaurant was built into of the cliff face in a small cove in Deia. The restaurant was absolutely heaving, you can only book a table at 1pm and if you want to go any later you need to just turn up and queue, thankfully we were allowed to give our name and get a table fairly quickly as we wanted to have a late lunch at 3pm.

The owners are delightful and they were easily able to tell me what I can and can't eat, however, the restaurant is mainly fresh seafood so it was very easy to pick the platter of fresh seafood. This was huge and came for 3 of us, we had lobster, prawns, razor clams, clams and more which garlic and fresh lemon it was just what we wanted while listening to the waves, sat in the sun. They also have other options like steak and chips and egg and chips for children, so they cater for all ages and most diets, although vegans I think would struggle here, unfortunately.

Until next time.

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