Restaurant Apolonia, Alcúdia
Tasting-menu restaurant in an Alcúdia boutique hotel
2019, Mar 18th
The warren-like walled town of Alcúdia is the location of the new Restaurant Apolonia – part of the British-owned boutique hotel Can Mostatxins Frare. Park your car outside the old walls and a few minutes’ walk takes you into this historic town’s maze of appealing streets. The chic 11-room Can Mostatxins Frare is in a tranquil lane just off Alcúdia’s main square.
Its Restaurant Apolonia is named after a sailing ship that belonged to the family who used to own and live in this property – before its sympathetic renovation and conversion into a boutique hotel. A specially commissioned painting of the vessel hangs on one wall of the restaurant. The 26-cover dining room is contemporary in design, with comfortable chairs and flattering lighting.
Open for dinner only, Restaurant Apolonia offers a choice of two tasting menus – one of which is vegetarian – but no à la carte. You can choose 4- or 6-plate versions, to suit the size of your appetite. Unlike some restaurants offering tasting menus, you know what dishes are to come, because there’s a small printed menu at each place setting.
The wine list features carefully selected Mallorcan labels and Restaurant Apolonia offers an optional wine pairing for your chosen menu.
Young Asturian chef Cristina López adapts her menus weekly, because she uses only fresh seasonal produce – most of it sourced very locally. Chef’s unpretentious Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine is tasty and presented with artistic flair. Her experience in several Michelin-star restaurants is also evident here.
Restaurant Apolonia is first and foremost a place for Can Mostatxins hotel guests and you can’t just walk in off the street and get a table. But make an advance reservation by phoning Can Mostatxins reception and you too can experience this promising new addition to eating-out options in Alcúdia.
Photos: Jan Edwards / Restaurant Apolonia