WOW! I was very excited when I went to the new restaurant in Portixol on Friday for a spontaneous and unfortunately too short lunch. Periplo is its name. It felt like over a year was spent renovating and building. And really quite recently must have been the opening.
Ex Tapas Club
I was with a colleague at the construction site of our Molinar Townhouses and on the way back we got stuck here. Previously here was the Tapas Club. Which consisted of a chill indoor area and just the almost boat-like outdoor terrace. Food was never famous. But offered were the most beautiful views of Palma, sensational sunsets and unenjoyable it was not.
At some point the building was “vacated” by the landlords and it sat empty for quite a while. Until suddenly bustling activity began and here really not only renovated, but basically everything was turned upside down. Rumors said that here one of the best caterers in Mallorca would now realize his restaurant project.
I’ll start by saying that the service was extremely nice and accommodating. Super! Since we had little time and the map would not have made my decision easier, I asked the waiter what he would recommend.
My Spanish is …
And also understood half … So, as you can see on the photo, the glazed eggplant came in the company of a Parmesan cream. A nice counterpoint, hearty, heavy, but almost elegant taste. To this, the peeled bell pepper pieces and the pistachios gave an almost fruity counter design. To this the pistachios also their crunchy texture. Round! Yum! Great!
Sole in the restaurant in Portixol!
For the main course, we opted for a sole. As I’m sure some of you know, I’m really not a fish expert. But even I can say: the preparation was great! That was simply a much higher level than we usually get here in the first place. And not because it’s bad otherwise. No, because it was simply one better in the Periplo.
It started with such small details that the garlic was just perfectly sautéed. So not a hint too dark brown. Not dry, not bitter. Simply just right. Just so perfect. And appetizer as well as the fish were really smart. But just not too smart. But still an honest cuisine, whose clarity permeated.
The grilled vegetables were also great. Wild fennel, carrots, eggplant and so on. Thrown on the grill. Oil over it. Ready! Yum!
Everything is just bungled!
I won’t hide the fact that I wasn’t prepared to go out to dinner on Friday to write about it later. Therefore, today – on Sunday – I already have my little problems to bring the ingredients together really right. Please don’t put that on the gold scale. But why am I serving you such a half-baked story, half of which I have already forgotten? Because the food was brilliant. And if you happen to be passing by. And you think about where you should go out to eat, then you should know: Try it out, it’s worth it! And soon nothing will work here without a reservation.
This restaurant in Portixol is a bit more expensive, but …
The price range is indeed already an upscale one. We spent over 100 euros with an appetizer that we shared, a whole fish, no dessert and no cafe, because the break was not enough for the meal. That’s steep. Therefore I would recommend to show up here rather in the evening and in any case with time, so that it is worthwhile for you to be able to convert these certainly proud, but completely justified prices into relaxed enjoyment!
Update from 5/14/2022: I was there again … Read here if my enthusiasm lasts…