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Dine with Your Best Friend: Claxon, Palma

Recently opened in the area of Palma near to the Soller train station, Claxon is one of those wonderful culinary establishments

Recently opened in the area of Palma near to the Soller train station, Claxon is one of those wonderful culinary establishments which is neither bar, restaurant nor cafe, but somewhere in between.
Its creation has been a labour of love for the three partners, Carlos Barandiariaín, Enzo Cominetti and Rafa Nadal, who have a wealth of professional experience from around the world – and it
shows.

The décor of the old building combines the soothing hues of sandstone walls with simple furnishings - bare wood, white tiles, chrome and comfortable sofas – and the exposed ducts and wiring to
create an almost industrial look. Out back there's a relaxing garden area, lush with palms, and a store front terrace for watching the world go by completes the set up.

The cuisine reflects the guys' past global experience and is based on fresh market ingredients used in traditional Spanish cooking but with some nice international touches of flavour and texture
thrown in to create some interesting dishes.

Claxon can be found at Calle 31 de Diciembre 9, and is open;

Monday to Thursday: 9.30 - 20.00

Friday: 9.30 – 23.00

Saturday: 13.00 – 16.00 and 20.00 – 23.00

Breakfasts, coffee and brunches and a 3 course 'menu del dia' are served every day and dinner, with some fabulous far eastern touches – roast cod and wok vegetables, yakitori chicken, tuna tartar
and seaweed - on Fridays and Saturdays. Take a look at all their offerings on their blog, you'll be impressed!

So, what's so very special about Claxon? Easy, you can take your faithful furry friend along with you who can dine alongside you. Enzo Cominetti explains that many hip restaurants in New York offer
a special menu for dogs, and as many city dwellers in Palma lead busy lives, why not make it easy for people to spend their precious free time eating with their best friend in relaxing
surroundings?

The dog menu consists of a choice of beef or lamb pate with vegetables priced at only €2 with a bowl of water thrown in for free! None of the dogs' food is prepared or plates cleared anywhere near
the kitchen so everything remains up to strict hygiene standards, says Enzo.

As a dog owner myself, I think it's a great idea and I'll be taking my faithful hound along to dine one day, though my tip to Enzo and the lads would be to have some photo menus made up because
most dogs don't read too well!