While waiting for our table at Restaurante Jardin, we were served coated pistachio nuts and ice cold water, which was nice on a warm (30° C, 86° F) day.
Once inside, the décor of Restaurante Jardin was modern and pristine. The dining room was clean and luxurious with mostly modern artwork on the walls. Even the restrooms were meticulously gorgeous, complete with freshly cut flowers, small candelabra, individual washable fabric hand towels and lovely Spanish cologne - no detail overlooked.
The service was of a very high standard. We were there at lunch on a summer weekday, so we felt catered to in a most intimate, yet unobtrusive way, with a small team of staff discretely taking care of us.
As expected with a Michelin starred restaurant, the food was exceedingly creative. We both had the tasting menu. Standouts for us included the sardines pie with bitter olive, the loin of lamb with tomato, zucchini and aubergine, the beet and apple dish and the surprise dessert trio.
Guillermo, Restaurante Jardin’s Sommelier, was vastly knowledgeable and exceptionally personable. The wines he helped us choose based on our specifications were delectable! His manners were impeccable as he re-seated us each time we returned to the table.
Chef Macarena de Castro, Mallorca’s first woman to receive a Michelin star, was kind enough to stop by our table after our meal to introduce herself and make sure our afternoon had been satisfying. She generously agreed to take a picture with me, which is always a nice touch.
While the majority of our meal was seafood based, (and I’m not a huge seafood lover) I thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service, and the surroundings, indeed, the entire experience at Restaurante Jardin from start to finish.
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