Restaurante Katarsis, Algaida
Mediterranean & signature cuisine
2018, Nov 12nd
Driving towards Algaida along the Palma to Manacor highway (Ma15), you could be forgiven for thinking that Katarsis was just another traditional roadside eatery. But you’d be wrong: the chef and owner, Raúl García, worked for Marc Fosh for several years and was Marc’s head chef at the former Fosh Lab in Palma. Raúl has also worked at Zaranda and Flanigan in Mallorca and, in the Basque country, at Zuberoa and Mugaritz.
Now Raúl is at the helm of his own restaurant, Katarsis, which opened in May this year. The restaurant has some outdoor tables if you don’t mind the traffic noise from the Ma15. Indoors, Raúl has given the interior décor of this former traditional Mallorcan eatery a bright new look, with attractive white-painted wooden tables and chairs, chill-out sofa, and contemporary lighting. He has, though, retained the traditional open fireplace at one end, which gives a cosy feel to the place.
The cuisine is signature and Mediterranean and served at lunchtime and in the evenings. There’s a weekly lunch menu, with choices, at an excellent price of 11,90 € for three plates or five plates for 19,90 € (including bread). For dinner, choose from the à la carte menu or the tasting menu for 25 €. À la carte starters range from 10 € – 15 € and main plates 15 € – 18 €.
Katarsis serves filtered water in its own-branded glass bottles and offers gluten-free bread for coeliacs.
The short wine card features only Spanish wines, with just a few from Mallorca, including a red and a white from Macià Batle and organic red wine Butibalausi – produced by Can Majoral, not far from Katarsis. No wine on this list costs more than 20€ a bottle. House wine Ercavio (Tierra de Castilla) is also available by the glass.
If you’re looking for great-value delicious food from a chef with an impressive CV, set your Satnav for Katarsis.
Katarsis will be closed for a holiday from November 19th-27th!
PRICES CORRECT AT TIME OF WRITING!
Photos: Restaurante Katarsis