Those keen to enjoy a superlative dining experience can rejoice as Fernando Pérez Arellano and Itziar Rodriguez, the dream team behind restaurant Zaranda, hold the reins at Cantina Panzá – a gourmet restaurant in every sense.
Restaurant kitchen heroes, Arellano, and his long-time colleague and friend, chef Javier Gardonio, wow diners with their moreish interpretations of local cuisine. Gardonio’s love and appreciation for haute-cuisine have taken him from cooking up a storm in Zaranda, Olivera and, Baiben. Arellano needs no introduction, the much-talked-about chef holds no less than two Michelin stars. Their skilfully composed menus feature dishes that combine the chefs’ personal touches with reworked traditional recipes and are made using fresh locally sourced produce.
Friendly waiters and waitresses impress oenophiles with pairings that enhance each and every mouthful and transfix with the fluid way they bring out beautifully presented courses: each a truly imaginative reinterpretation of time-honoured dishes, not to mention the perfect combination of texture and taste.
The impeccably sleek Cantina Panzá bar shines through its drink-mixing team: mixologists who take cocktail wizardry very seriously. Here, you can unwind from a hard day at the beach with inspired concoctions and feast on the best of the island on a plate. The bar menu spoils through delicious cocktails that you won’t be able to sample anywhere else in Palma and a delectable selection of Spanish tapas and light dishes.