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31. August 2013: Restaurant Forn de Sant Joan

| September 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Recommended by a fellow foodie, I must say the Restaurant Forn de Sant Joan is definitely a great place to have dinner. The evening started with a little greeting from the kitchen: “spring onions, cream cheese, sweet curry dipp with rusk” (cover charge, EUR 2.50) which was taste intense and aromatic.


The “Patatas bravas FORN stlye” (EUR 9.50) were quite disappointing as it was just somehow dry potatoes with some regular cocktail sauce. The “grilled filleted Kangaroo, mashed carrots and soya cream” (EUR 14.50) on the other hand was absolutely delicious. The meat was incredibly tender, the sauce was aromatic – just amazing!


The “grilled cod tips with apple aioli gratin and caramlized onions” (EUR 12.50) was tasty too but the aioli was somehow a bit too much compared to the actual size of the fish.


What sounded incredibly promising was the “cold slices of foie gras, Pedro Ximénez caramal and toasted crispy bread” (EUR 14.50) and I must say it was aromatic and rich but it was way too much. The portion was incredibly large! We were three and even then it was way too much!


The “Croquetas de Jamón Iberico” (EUR 12.50) were tasty, no question, but they lacked the “specialness” somehow. I mean, it was just croquetas with a piece of ham which was obviously tasty and good but it really lacked in originality.


The “Tártaro de Tomate” (EUR 9.50) was a safe and sound dish which you can easily use as a starter but definitely nothing more.


Then again, the “Burger Cajun” (EUR 10.50) was a very simple burger but at least it was truly aromatic and rich in taste! Lovely and absolutely worth trying!


Overall, the dishes are definitely great, no question – some lack a bit in creativity but generally speaking they are truly tasty. The place itself is very nice, spread across three levels with a nice interior decoration – a bit dark but definitely pleasant. The prices for the dishes are not the lowest but fine in price – and the prices for the drinks are quite okay too: bottle of water (EUR 2.90), moscow mule (EUR 8.00), 0,75L Miquel Oliver, Syrah, 2010 (EUR 28.50).

The serivce is friendly but not too attentive even as it was late and we were pretty much the only occupied table that night. So, to sum it up, if you like interesting food, you should try the Restaurant Forn de Sant Joan and book a table in advance. Also, you should make sure to order the non-ordinary dishes. Then, definitely worth a visit!


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Contact Details:

Restaurant Forn de Sant Joan

Calle Sant Joan 4

07012 Palma de Mallorca (E)

Tel.: +34 971 72 84 22

E-Mail: forn@forndesantjoan.com

Homepage: http://www.forndesantjoan.com

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
EUR 160.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: Palma de Mallorca (E), Restaurants

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