Greixera d'ous, one of the oldest recipes on the island of Majorca, based on seasonal vegetables, artichokes, peas, beans and eggs.
The Ca na Toneta restaurant is located in Caimari, a town with around 700 inhabitants in the municipality of Selva, about forty minutes away from Palma. Getting there brings a good chance to admire the interior villages of Majorca and get lost on the roads of the magnificent Sierra de Tramuntana, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011.
Inside Ca na Toneta's kitchen, the product has the main focus. The restaurant offers a 7-8 dishes tasting menu, which changes according to the seasons. These dishes are pure local cuisine, a direct connection brought from the farm to the table.
“The products are mainly seasonal, obtained on the island of Majorca”
Vegetables are grown in the restaurant's own garden, while other groceries are purchased to local producers who follow sustainable methods. The result is a creative yet simple —and honest— proposal that recovers the original flavors of the island. It is a way of understanding gastronomy from responsibility and awareness, closely linked to the Slow Food movement.
Maria and Teresa Solivellas are the body and soul of Ca na Toneta. Their close, familiar and attentive service makes us feel like if we were not guests at their restaurant, but at their own home. The restaurant is named after their aunt Toneta, which used to have her house where the restaurant is now set.
Upon arrival we find a double entrance. One door takes us to a shop where handmade products that they use in the restaurant are sold, following the local philosophy: glass vases, precious ceramics, linen fabrics and sheep wool blankets, among others. The second door is the access to the restaurant.
The restaurant is made of two small whitewashed stone dining rooms. The first one is located on the ground floor, and through modern decor it reinterprets Majorcan tradition, resulting in a simple but welcoming result. The second one, found on the upper floor, gives access to a terrace, where we find a very pleasant vineyard for the summer, and an original mural artwork, designed by the Majorcan artist Albert Pinya.
|Ca na Toneta
Horitzó, 21 (07314) Caimari, Mallorca