Answer : Ask the owner of the delightful Ca´n Pintxo in Sóller, Alvaro Vicens Fernandez.
A local Sólleric, Alvaro decided he needed a change of career and retrained as a chef, eventually returning to his hometown to showcase the best produce Mallorca has to offer.
With the help of the entire team, they have transformed what was originally a bakery just a stone´s throw from Sóller´s main square into one of the `go to´places to dine in town. Now serving diners for over a decade and a favourite for both locals and visitors alike.
Ca’n Pintxo, offer a menu of pintxos, small bites, and traditional local dishes with a modern twist.
Traditionally pintxos are served upon a bread base but at Ca´n Pintxos expect all manner of ingredients to be served up, each a piece of culinary art in their own right.
The Ca´n Pintxo team are passionate about the island and its products and have gone to extraordinary lengths not just to feature all that is on offer locally in terms of meat, fish, wine, oil etc but to go one step further and put the Ca´n Pintxo stamp individually on some of their products.
For example, Macià Batle’s wines, some of the leading wines on the island, feature on the Ca´n Pintxo wine list only as special editions, author’s suggested wines or private reservas, to be enjoyed only in Macià Batle’s cellar or at Ca’n Pintxo.
Or if its a thirst quenching beer you are after, the team have joined up with the award winning Guillem Coll of Sullerica Craft Brewery, the first brewmaster in the world that has successfully put together flavours such as the orange blossom from Sóller and a porter with a touch of cocoa!
Together with Guillem, they have created limited editions for Ca´n Pintxo, each unique to the Sullerica brand.
You can also enjoy a cocktail with history, such as an Old Fashioned, Dry Martini, Gimlet or a Pisco Sour as well as all those familiar ones you would expect to find in a cocktail bar.
To end a memorable meal, with, you might want a sweet treat and this will not disappoint. Bite into a Tramuntana honey marshmallow served with cookies and chocolate. Devine.
As part of their desire to support their culture and traditions, the Can Pintxo team also take part in local fiestas, offer catering for private events and have a cooking school in Sóller with regular events.
So next time you are wondering where go do for lunch or dinner and are in the Sóller Valley, make your way to Ca´n Pintxo for an extraordinary culinary and local treat.
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