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TaPalma's best tapas

And the winners are

The TaPalma tapas fest got underway this week with a competition judged by professionals in Mallorca's gastrosphere which served as a prelude to the main tapas routes taking place at this very moment.

So, to whet your appetite and encourage you to get out to Palma's great restaurants here are the winners of the three categories in the order Restaurant, tapa/cocktail, chef/cocktailista

Winners TaPalma 2019

Tapa TaPalma Category:

Gold: Catalina La Fina con 'Rabo Meloso'. Xema Álvarez.

Silver: Ombu con 'Crujiente de algarrobas, higos y foie'. Tito Verger.

Bronze: Bistro Esencia con 'Cannolo de Bacalao'. Luciano Sansó.

Thematic Tapa Category:

Gold: Chula Vista con 'Taco Quely de ceviche ahumado de llampuga'. Nicola Escana.

Silver: Katagi Blau con 'Miniquely en texturas'. Gunar Blisque.

Bronze: Nola con 'La hora de Nola'. Nadia Ferres.

TaPalma Cocktail Category

Gold: Gremium Hotel Es Princep con 'Capritx de Palma'. Danny Hernández.

Silver: Brassclub con 'Kalimotxo de aromáticas'. Rafa Martín.

Bronze: Bistro Esencia con 'Cóctel Tigre'. Andrea Pirel·la.

Now, mere words can be a bit lacking to describe the delicious fair on offer so here's a few photos of the dishes in the main category to get the old gastro juices flowing;

Catalina la Fina

catalina la fina

Calle Cotoner 38 A, Santa Catalina, Palma Tel 0034 610 69 91 68

Ombu

ombu

Passeig del Born 5-7 Palma, Tel 0034 971 21 43 87

Bistro Esencia

bistro esencia

Calle san Magì 68, Santa Catalina, Palma, Tel 0034 971 67 71 67.

You can find details of all the bars and restaurants on the routes; times, maps, tapas etc on the TaPalma website by clicking the link.