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29. June 2014: Restaurant Tristán

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tristán was the last visit on Mallorca for this time and I must say it was a pleasant one. The former two Michelin stars restaurant which voluntarily gave up its stars (that is at least what I have been told) offers a set lunch menu for EUR 29.50 including one bottle of water (usually EUR 4.40) and one coffee. Firstly, fresh bread with a curry and olive spread is served plus olive oil and Flor de Sel are brought to your table (for which you pay a cover charge of EUR 2.50).


The first course of this day’s lunch menu was “sashimi of gilthead with chive and tomato” and I can absolutely say it was refreshing and rich in taste but to be entirely honest the spring onion part was somehow a bit overwhelming in comparison to the amount of fish served.


The main course was a “duet of lamb with ratatouille and Macaire potatoes”. The lamb was of great consistency and taste, slightly red still but not having this sometimes way too intense taste of lamb. The ratatouille was of a very aromatic taste and the Macaire potatoes were nicely smooth.


Frankly speaking, the dessert was my favourite, the “granitée of watermelon and yogurt ice” was on one hand absolutely brain-freezingly cold but it was – on the other hand – very delicious. The yoghurt ice was of a smooth taste and the watermelon granitée balanced it off perfectly to make it a smooth but still refreshing dish.


Somehow there was more room for dessert, so it was “Kaiserschmarrn” which was ordered (EUR 15.50 per person, can only be ordered for at least two people). Usually, I am not really into desserts but I must admit that the Kaiserschmarrn with the fresh vanilla sauce …


… and the vanilla ice cream really showed me why people like desserts so much (apparently). It was not only very rich in taste but in combination with the tangerines (missing on the pictures) it was also very refreshing with the acidity of the tangerines.


What is very pleasant besides the food is the view, you get to sit in the harbour of Puerto Portals and it is pretty perfect for people watching but it is also rather nice for just sitting there as the design of the place is spacious, light, and generally appealing.


The service is actually flawless – only in the end when it was time to get the bill the average waiting time increased a bit and one had to be patient but besides that the service is truly perfectly orchestrated. I guess that is where you can still “see” the former two Michelin stars.


Overall having lunch at Tristán is definitely a good idea as you get really good dishes for incredibly decent prices while spending your time in a lovely atmosphere with close to flawless service – booking recommended, even if the place was not entirely crowded when I have been there.


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Contact Details:

Restaurant Tristán

Local Nº 1

07181 Puerto Portals (E)

Tel.: +34 971 67 55 47

Fax: +34 971 679 083

E-Mail: booking@grupotristan.com

Homepage: http://tristanbistro.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 95.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: Palma de Mallorca (E), Restaurants

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