If you haven’t been to Antonia’s Restaurant in Majorca….. you really have to make the effort to go, I promise you ! As one of Rick Stein’s Super Heroes myself (oooh name dropper!) I often wish I could walk in the great chef’s footsteps and on this occasion I was really happy to do so.
We had the opportunity, whilst in Menorca on holiday recently, to pay a brief visit to my youngest son on the lovely Isle of Majorca, when he promised to take us up into the mountains to visit Antonia’s Restaurant in Alaro. The drive is terrifyingly steep with many hairpin bends and lots of scary reversing because its only wide enough for one vehicle!
The quaint interior of Restaurant Es Verger
My son just kept saying, you’ll love it, its worth it, this will all be worthwhile! He was absolutely right and, it goes without saying really, so was Rick. I have since looked up the clip of him eating at the Restaurant and it is all just exactly as he described, down to the very dress Antonia is wearing! The lamb was superb, easily the best I have ever eaten, it is slow cooked with beer, or lager, and water … in wonderful woodfired ovens that you can smell as you walk in the restaurant, and served very simply with salad and roasted potatoes, but then it needs nothing more. Yes, the scary drive was very worthwhile – everyone who was there seemed to be ordering the lamb – I can’t think why! You can find a clip of Rick Stein’s visit too on You Tube, search for Antonia’s Roasted Mountain Lamb. Have you ever been there?