Menorca 20-25th Aug 09.

We were kindly invited to spend a few days with our dear friends Peter and Kathy Walsh at their lovely apartment(amazing views across the yacht filled harbour) at Cala Moli/Na Macaret in Menorca. img_14751

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They organised the weather as well, every day was gorgeous and started with a visit to a tiny cafe bar caled Es Raco(The Corner) for the kind of coffee you only get in the Med and home made pastries/bread.  The village is small and inhabited mostly by Spaniards with beach bar/restaurant and two further restaurants overlooking a small beach. We had a couple of meals at one of the establishments called Biosphere, the main meals were adequate but the home made pizza’s were great.

Gastronomically we were advised by the Walsh’s that a visit to nearby Fornells was a must so we decided on a lunch visit. Fornells is Menorca’s sailing capital and is where the smart rich set base themselves, we were certainly impressed by the huge yacht with it’s own helicopter under a UK flag! We were recommended El Pescador which as you would imagine specialised in seafood but the menu was very extensive and had lots of meat/vegetarian dishes. The wine list was very good and also very good value.

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 We had starters of sardines, prawn cocktail and squid. The sardines and squid were excellent but the prawn cocktail was average. Mains included battered cod, hake, sea salt baked sea bass and grilled tuna ALL were superb.

We viewed lots of Spanish opting for paella’s, lobster stew and mixed shellfish platters which looked fantastic so we promised ourselves a visit next time!! A definite recommend.

G&D

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