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Following the success of Palma’s Marc Fosh restaurant, renowned Michelin-starred chef Marc Fosh recently announced the opening of two new ventures; Fosh Lab and Fosh Kitchen.

Fosh Lab is located in Palma’s city centre and is a culinary workshop and restaurant described by Marc as his “playground”; a place to test out new ingredients and techniques without the constraints of a more traditional restaurant.  An intimate space, seating just 25 people per night, Fosh Lab aims to encourage interaction and dialogue with the chefs, who will also take the orders and serve the dishes.

Fosh Kitchen is located in one of Palma’s oldest and most emblematic patisseries – Can Frasquet. The restaurant has maintained a few of the old patisserie’s features such as its high ceilings and chandeliers but Fosh Kitchen offers a more laid back and simple dining experience described by Marc as “similar to Simply Fosh in the early days”. Seating around 60 people per night, Fosh Kitchen offers an á la carte Mediterranean menu with a focus on fresh fish, meat and seasonal vegetables. The top floor of the restaurant will feature a bar serving seafood and oysters. http://www.marcfosh.com/

New restaurant Coco & Cia opens in S’Escorxador

Coco & Cia is the most recent addition to S’Escorxador; Palma’s former slaughter house which has now been transformed into the popular San Juan Gastronomic market.

Maintaining the original industrial and cinematographic style of the building, Coco & Cia serves typical Mallorcan tapas, as well as a range of local meat and fish.

Featuring different activities every day such as live music on the terrace, Gin & Tonic masterclasses or themed discussions, Coco & Cia is a lively new addition to San Juan Gastronomic Market which opened to the public last year.
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TOURS

Mercat de l’Olivar offers cultural and gastronomic tours

Palma’s central food market Mercat de l’Olivar has partnered with Mallorca Cultural Tours to offer visitors a new cultural and gastronomic tour of the city. The walking tour focuses on Palma’s Old Town and the history of the island with a particular emphasis on local produce. The last stop of the tour is the city’s most well-known market, Mercat de L’Olivar, where guests will taste some of Mallorca’s most well-known products such as olive oil, sobresada (a kind of spicy pork pate) and local wines. The tour takes place every Tuesday from 9:30am to 1:30pm and is aimed at small groups with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 people per tour. http://www.mercatolivar.com/visitas-guiadas/

Palma Cathedral opens its roof terraces for the first time

For the first time, visitors can now visit the beautiful terraces of the Palma Cathedral, known by the locals as La Seu. Visitors will have to climb 215 steps to reach the highest part of the Cathedral offering spectacular views over the Bay of Palma and beyond. Recognised as one of Europe’s most impressive gothic structures, the tour offers views of unique architectural wonders, such as the rosetón mayor, the grand stained glass window. Tours will be available until October 2016 with tickets priced at €12 per person.  Bookings need to be made online in advance via http://www.catedraldemallorca.info/principal/en/visitas/visitas-terrazas

Travel around Palma in style with new vintage bike and scooter hire

The newly opened bike store ‘Urban Drivestyle Mallorca’ offers a spectacular range of electric new vintage bikes and scooters to travel around Palma in style. From unique e-bikes, city-scooters or Motorman e-motorcycles, visitors can take their pick before setting off in their own city tour. These vehicle can be rented for a day or a week offering the more comfortable and ecological way to visit the city. UD Mallorca also offer Palma city tours on request. Rentals start from 19€/day. http://www.urban-drivestyle.com/

EVENTS

Palma holds the first ever winter edition of Ella International Lesbian Festival in December

Following the success of the four summer editions of Ella International Lesbian Festival, Palma is now holding the first ever Ella Winter edition taking place from 28 December to 2nd January. Ella International Lesbian Festival was created for the modern LGBT woman. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities such as inspirational talks, art exhibitions, outdoor sports activities, a gala dinner followed by a New Year’s party and a New Year’s brunch. Tickets can be bought via

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