Although I live in London, I was born in Majorca, and I still have all my childhood friends here. You might say that I only come back for holidays, but I always try to follow the same routine as when I’m in London; in my art works, I can see changes in the colours and moods of my paintings, depending on where I happen to be. Of course, Palma is extra special. It has its unique spots. When we find a place we love, my friends and I like to keep going back to it.
It’s only a good start to the day if I can have breakfast at Santosha. I love it because, apart from the excellent food, they have a lot of respect for vegans, vegetarians and people with various food intolerances. They’ve succeeded in creating a really pleasant atmosphere with the décor - and especially with the staff who always make me feel at home. I always recommend it.
A place I love to go for lunch is Picco. They have three restaurants. They are all equally good, but my favourite is the one in Paseo Mallorca, in Palma.
The best thing about going there in a group is that they have an Italian menu and an Asian menu. So there’s always something to please everyone - although I always order their sushi, which is amazing.
Spot, near the Santa Catalina district, is another of my favourite places. When I go to a restaurant, I normally have the set menu, but here I can be bold, and try the rest of the menu knowing I won’t regret it. They have put a lot of thought into their style and décor. In fact, I’d like to work in collaboration with them one day.
There are so many special places in Palma, in terms of their location as well as their food. If I had to single one out, I’d go for Ribello which, for me, is the best Italian restaurant in Palma right now. Here, you can enjoy good Italian cooking in the heart of Palma. I’m proud that they have hung some of my photographs there. I’ll probably end up having one of my paintings hanging there as well! What a place! I highly recommend it!