It's not all about the almonds on the table - almond blossom anyone?

Our season of almond blossom is almost at an end. As the captivating white, pink and blue blanket of blossom fades away across the island, the spring shoots of green are already appearing.

And with almond harvest at the end of the Summer thoughts will soon be turning to this year's production of one of the island's major crops:  almond ice cream, almond milk, almond oil, almond granola... the possibilities for a Chef in Mallorca are endless!

But before then, I want to capture the delicate beauty of the blossom itself and preserve it for as long as I can. I've already experimented with orange blossom water,  lemon blossom water and rose blossom water - maybe almond blossom water should be next?  

Or this Almond Blossom Liqueur by Green Prophet looks good too...

 
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The Salt Flats of Es Trenc

Isan't it incredible what this island has to offer?

On a family adventure across the island this week, under the bluest of skies and a warm February sun, we stumbled across mountains of salt just a few miles back from the most southerly tip of the island. 

 
 

At the salt flats of Es Trenc, the salt is principally harvested at the end of the summer months for sale and consumption after the traditional evaporation, collection and drying process,

 
 

But even in February there are still mountains of salt in abundance and it is well worth the adventure down south whatever time of year, even if just to visit the delightful Flor de Sal d'Es Trenc shop and have a coffee in their sunny courtyard.

www.flordesaldestrenc.com

 
 

Charlie's Kitchen Winter Warmer

The full menu from our winter Pop Up. Perfectly suited to a dark, stormy night warmed up by log fires and candlelight in a stunning location in the mountains of Soller. January's menu focused on hearty winter comforts, with dishes full of warmth and flavour... 

To see more of our seasonal Pop Up menus from Autumn through to Spring go to:

www.piersdawson.com/charlies-kitchen 

And for more about what we do year round:

Charlie's Kitchen January 2017

We are excited to announce that Charlie’s Kitchen will be kicking off 2017 at a stunning new location in the mountains above Puerto de Soller.

Date: Friday 27th January 2017, at 20:00
Venue: Cas Andra, Cami de Cas Bernats 49, Sa Figuera, Soller
Menu: Glass of Cava on arrival, followed by multi-course set menu
Drinks: Bring Your Own - whatever your favourite tipple
Price : 60€ per person

Enquiries/reservations: holly@piersdawson.com

Book now for your place at the table - with this view included!

 Cas Andra, Sa Figuera, Soller

Cas Andra, Sa Figuera, Soller

 

 

Charlies Kitchen December 2016: SOLD OUT

Our last Charlie's Kitchen of 2016 has sold out even before we have had time to let everyone know about it! Celebrating the year end and all things seasonal, we are looking forward to another sell out event.  Menu and Photos of the evening to follow.

Get in touch for Charlie's Kitchen January to kick off the New Year in style!

www.piersdawson.com/charlies-kitchen 

 photo courtesy of Rachel Fox 

photo courtesy of Rachel Fox