April 1, 2021 ... Michelin announced the recipients of their coveted stars in December 2020 - a story that flew under the radar during this time period due to the pandemic. We now wish to further amplify the announcement that DINS Santi Taura received one Michelin star. This is the culmination of a lifetime for Chef Taura who has been dedicated to exploring the origins of cuisine from Mallorca. He has delved into ancient recipes and transformed them into his passion on a plate.
During the dining experience at DINS, Chef Santi also explains a bit of the history of the dish giving you a greater appreciation and understanding for the creation of the dish. Using only local products, Santi introduces guests to the riches of the island, be it from the land or the sea. "We do not invent anything, we only cook things that are documented in our gastronomic history," says Chef Taura.
The Cuisine: Interpreting the Classics
Traditional Balearic cooking remains the core of the DINS Santi Taura menu in which the chef provides his own interpretation of dishes that have been made for centuries across the islands. Signature dishes include ‘Panada de Peix de roca’, a traditional rock fish pie which many consider to be one of the oldest recipes on the island. ‘Porcella amb Anfós’, another singular dish, brings together both the sea, and the mountains using the finest pork from Can Company, one of the most respected producers of Black Pork and Yellowbelly Grouper on the island.
Hotel El Llorenç Parc de la Mar
The adult only (16 years+) El Llorenç Parc de la Mar is set in the heart of La Calatrava, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Palma, Mallorca. Opened in 2020, the hotel offers 33 exclusive guest rooms and an infinity pool on the multi-terraced rooftop with a cocktail bar. Whether relaxing in Balinese style sun beds, or stopping by for drinks, guests can enjoy sweeping views of Palma Bay, the Cathedral and charming rooftops of the old town. Wellness facilities feature spa treatments from the luxury Spanish brand Natura Bissé and an indoor pool. Dining options include the Michelin starred DINS Santi Taura, a destination restaurant from Santi Taura - one of the island’s most respected chefs.
Photos courtesy of El LLorenç Parc de la Mar