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Mallorca Food Festivals Part 1

Great gastronomy at Sa Pobla And Port Adriano 

It seems like food fests in Mallorca are like buses; there isn't one for a while and then five come along all at once! This weekend, the 3rd to 5th June, we have the Arta Beer Festival, the Portocolom octopus fair, the Sa Pobla potato night, the Montuiri olive oil fest and one that really does have a bus, the Port Adriano Street Food IV shindig!

The bus in question is a big old red London bus which serves classy gin and tonics as well as other cocktails and will be parked up in the swish surroundings of the Philippe Stark designed Port Adriano along with around 15 other street food vehicles – caravans, camper vans, old trucks and the like serving up some delicious food from around the globe.

All tastes are catered for, from vegans, vegetarians to carnivores and omnivores, with some mouth watering grub on the menu; Black Angus burgers – the flavour of the month in Spain at the moment – black pork from Mallorca, choripan from Argentina, lots of spicy food and squid and octopus galore.

It really is a convivial atmosphere, with people coming and going from the trucks to the central eating area and takes place this Friday from 17 to 24, Saturday 12 to 24 and Sunday 12 to 22.

street food at port adriano

There will be chips on the menu at street Food IV, but for everything potato, you'll need to head over to Sa Pobla, the tuber capital of Mallorca. The soil there is so fertile that they can rotate three crops of potatoes a year and export most of the product to Britain and Germany, making the town the largest potato exporter in Spain.

Thankfully, they've kept enough back to ensure everyone who attends the town's big shindig this weekend will have ample supply on Friday and Saturday night when the main square of Sa Pobla will be full of stalls selling potato based food from 19:30 each evening.

Twenty five restaurants will be selling dishes from €1.50 to €3.00 (so easily affordable) which also include; cod, snails, pork, chocolate (?) cuttlefish, miniburgers, spinach and octopus, to name just a few. With entertainment, music and drinks at popular prices throughout the night, it sounds like a good weekend is in store.

Stay tuned for more food fest news tomorrow.