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  • Writer's pictureMark Carney

When the forecast is rain!

It has been a funny old week for the weather in Mallorca. A real mixture of lovely warm autumn days followed by a downpour where you need a canoe to get to your car 😀 So on Sunday, expecting more rain (according to my phone) we pushed open the shutters to see the most beautiful blue sky that was crowning the mountains that surround Pollença. It was a rapid change of plan and a relief not to be organising the garage again!

It has been a while since we have eaten at La Terrassa which is part of the Illa D´or hotel. It is a very beautiful setting at the far end of the Pine Walk in Puerto Pollença and so we jumped in the car and took our chances on getting a table. Thankfully they had a perfect table for two, right at the front of the terrace with the water gently lapping beneath us.

As we pondered the menu, we kicked off with a a perfectly made Pimms, it just seemed right for the setting on this warm afternoon. We kept it simple with a fresh tomato and mozzarella salad to start followed by their Valencia Paella, a fabulous combination of clams, pork, chicken, mussels and cuttlefish. Spotting one of our favourites on the wine list, Flaires a rosado from our local vineyard at Mortitix, we thought jackpot but sadly this had been sold out, not surprisingly as its one of the islands most popular rosados. Fear not though as a Miquel Gelabert rosado came to the rescue and was perfect for the paella.

There are few places where you get to experience lunch or dinner in a perfect waterside setting but as we sat mesmerised by our view, watching the abundance of fish darting about being chased by the very persistent cormorant, we understood the special place we were in. What a very lovely way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon. It truly is a magical spot and to think it's on our doorstep. The food was delicious and the team at La Terressa took great care of us and made our lunch even more memorable.

I am not sure for how many more weeks we will get to enjoy the restaurant and terrace bar but get down to La Terrassa before another season sadly comes to a close...


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