A romantic dinner at Palma’s best Italian restaurant

Best Italian romantic restaurant Ritzi Palma

It is always a great time to show our loved one how much we care. At BO Hotel we truly believe that there is not just one Valentine’s day or one anniversary dinner a year, there is time to enjoy each other’s company every time we feel like it! And what says ‘I love you’ better than a lovely romantic dinner?

 

At Ritzi Palma, a modern decorated restaurant located inside BO Hotel in Palma’s beautiful neighbourhood La Lonja, we take romance very seriously and provide the perfect atmosphere for a nice and relaxing evening. Our restaurant has been beautifully designed to provide a relaxed, yet sophisticated feel for our guests.

 

The most romantic Italian dinner in palma

 

Best Italian romantic restaurant la lonja Ritzi Palma

 

Our gastronomic concept is defined by the exquisite Italian cuisine, but still has some Mediterranean notes. The first-quality ingredients are both, local and international, giving you nothing but the best. The kitchen team, led by talented chef Giancarlo Mellone, is constantly innovating to change the menu according to the season. On our menu you will find signature dishes like homemade pasta and spectacular meat directly from the Josper grill in addition to delicious fish directly from the harbour, colourful salads made with fresh Majorcan ingredients and, of course, Italian homemade desserts.

 

Best authentic Italian romantic restaurant Mallorca Ritzi Palma

 

But the #RitziPalma experience wouldn’t be complete without an outstanding service. First-class service is crucial for us and for our customers, as we want you to visit Ritzi Palma every time you want to have the best Italian dinner in Palma.

 

 

Our sister establishment, Ritzi Puerto Portals, and our Ritzi Palma stand for authentic Italian cuisine, served with warm and professional hospitality in a stylish but comfortable setting. Our authentic Italian restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner. We serve a weekly three-courses lunch menu in addition to our á la cartè options.

 

Enjoy a romantic dinner in Palma’s old town at Mallorca’s best Italian restaurant, Ritzi Palma!

Not to miss in Palma: dine at a local market

At BO Hotel, as you already know, we love to give you our tips of what to do in this beautiful city called Palma. Last month we inaugurated our new section ‘Not to miss in Palma’ and now we are continuing with it by giving you another lovely insider tip of what not to miss when visiting the capital city of the Balearic Islands and staying at our luxury boutique hotel in Palma’s old town.

 

Today we would love to recommend you to visit and dine at a local market in Palma. All over the island there are local farmer markets taking place once or twice a week. But in Palma’s capital city there are also another version of markets which are great to be visited by foodies looking to have an authentic Majorcan dining experience.

 

There are two of Palma’s markets to dine at that we would recommend to you for your Palma visit: Mercat 1930 and Mercado Gastronómico de San Juan.

Gourmet markets in Palma de Mallorca

 

Mercat 1930 in Palma: The newest addition to Palma’s gastronomic scene, Mercat 1930, is located on Palma’s ‘Paseo Marítimo’ (promenade) and opens every day starting at 12:00. Inside you will find thirteen stalls specialized in different type of foods.

 

Mercat 1930
Foto: http://mallorca-crocodiles.com

 

Roasted meat, oysters & sea-food, Italian specials, burgers, omelettes & eggs, sushi, Andalusian specialties, croquettes & battered, Iberian sausages and cheeses, pintxos & tapas, Thai innovative, healthy food & drinks, worldwide beer, long drinks & cocktails and vermut & delicatessen canned food are able to win over every visitor, who can combine the different specialties of the market sitting at one of the high tables inside or on the big terrace in warm Summer nights.

 

Mercat 1930

 

Mercado Gastronómico de San Juan in Palma: located in a modernist building protected from the cultural and commercial center of S’Escorxador, the San Juan Gastronomic Market combines different spaces that can be enjoyed from Monday to Sunday, from noon to 12 at night and until 4 am on weekends. 16 different stalls offer all kinds of specialties such as meat, Japanese cuisine, croquettes and batterings, ‘fideuá’, fried food and fish, burgers, eggs, ham & cold cuts, Majorcan cuisine, Oysters and seafood, pintxos and tapas, pasta & pizza, Thai, Vermuts + Spanigh omelettes, Vietnamese food or beer. In addition to the spectacular food, at San Juan they also host cooking courses and organize lovely events which you can attend to when staying tuned on their Facebook page.

 

Mercado Gastronómico de San Juan

 

If you would need information about how to get to one of these markets from BO Hotel, please stop by our front desk and our team will be happy to provide the easiest route or call a taxi for you to take you!

Not to miss in Palma: have a llonguet

The beautiful capital city of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, also happens to be our home. At BO Hotel we are lucky enough to have a great staff working hard every day to offer our clients the most comprehensive overview of everything Palma has to offer. The existence of our blog ‘city-lovers’ has always been the extra-way we have to show our clients and the world the cosmopolitan city Palma is.

 

This is why we have thought of a new way to present all kinds of activities, sightseeing and pretty much just special things to do when in Palma. Today we inaugurate our new section ‘not to miss in Palma’. And to start our list of musts in this city, we want to make sure you will not leave Palma without having a ‘llonguet’.

Not to miss in Palma

 

A ‘llonguet’ is an artisan Majorcan bread that has been produced in local bakeries for centuries. Even though the ingredients are the same as always (flour, water, olive oil, salt and yeast), the great secret is in the way they are handled and mixed.

 

 

 

The ‘llonguet’ is an oval-shaped type of bread roll, with a unique texture. Traditionally, llonguets were the first to go in the oven; bakers tested the temperature with them and they also released moisture into the oven.

 

Llonguets are particularly good with tomato, olive oil and Majorcan cheese. You will find ‘llonguets’ at every traditional Majorcan bakery. But even though you’ll find llonguets at every bakery, we strongly recommend for you to visit some of the traditional Palmesan cafés and bars where you’ll get warm and cold variations of this delicious bread roll. Some of our favourite spots to try a llonguet are Bar Bosch, Bar Tony (Plaza Sta. Eulalia) , Bar Isleño (Santa Catalina) or Es Vaixell (Portitxol).

 

 

 

 

If you need some information about the city, where to find these bakeries and bars or any additional insider knowledge of Palma, please don’t hesitate to approach our team at the front desk, as we will be delighted to share some of our best tips with all of you!

Cooking lessons in Palma, have fun in the kitchen!

Did you know that at BO Hotel we are lovers of fine cuisine? You will probably notice our passion for cooking and superb food at our hotel’s restaurant, Ritzi Palma. This authentic Italian restaurant where Mediterranean fresh ingredients are used by our talented kitchen team to amaze guests and visitors, is located in the ground floor of our luxury boutique hotel in Palma’s old town.

 

In addition to trying our delicious restaurant, we think it is always a good idea to learn new cooking techniques and discover the country’s gastronomy starting from its roots. That is why at BO Hotel we think that you could have a lot of fun when visiting Palma if you attend a cooking lesson.

 

The good new is that due to our location in Palma’s old town, you will be close to many lovely cooking academies and we are more than eager to recommend three places where you will have fun in the kitchen while staying at BO Hotel.

Lonja 18 Open Kitchen Mallorca

 

Only 1 minute away from BO Hotel you will find the open kitchen concept by Lonja 18, which is an inviting and cosy space to learn to cook Spanish dishes and many other kind of specialties. They offer practical cooking lessons where you will not only learn a lot about this beautiful island, but also improve your cooking technique notoriously. Among their cooking lessons you will find: ‘Spanish cooking’, ‘Paella party’, ‘Tapas & pintxos’, ‘Street food’, ‘Food market tour’, ‘Vegan cooking’ and ‘Local products tasting’. In addition to being a perfect place to learn, they also offer private chef for events and private dinners.

 

 

 

The Galley Club

 

Located in the quarter of Santa Catalina, which you can reach by a 8-minute walk from BO Hotel, The Galley Club is a cooking school specialized on teaching professional chefs for yachts. But in addition to their yachting service, they have lovely courses to improve your skills or learn how to cook local and international dishes.

 

 

 

With over 30 specialized lessons, they have very appealing options such as ‘Summer kids cooking course’, ‘Recipes for singles’, ‘Muffins workshop’, ‘Seafood workshop’, ‘Curries of the world’, ‘Cooking for guys’, ‘Children birthday party’ and many others.

 

 

Vegan Gastronomy Culinary Academy

 

You do not have to be vegan to appreciate this type of cuisine. For vegan and non-vegan, the Vegan Gastronomy Culinary Academy is located inside the Olivar market, on its first floor. This cooking school was set up to train chefs, beginners and just about everyone eager to learn about how to elaborate and create amazing tasteful Vegan dishes. There are 3-hour, 1-week, 2-week and even online courses and they also elaborate and sell their own products to participants and visitors.

 

If you are staying or visiting Palma any time soon and you are looking to experience the Mediterranean gastronomy from the inside, you will find a lovely option at any of the three cooking schools we recommended.