One cold night in November did not seem a great time to be heading out to Llubi for dinner but our last minute reservation meant there was only room for us in the bar. A good sign. And sure enough Dai Ca was a pleasant surprise. The welcome was warm; these are the friendliest staff you’ll ever meet, and so the night continued. There were lots of little touches throughout the meal that prove the chef, Caterina Pieras from Inca, and front of house, David Ribas have really thought about how they can ensure their guests have a great and memorable experience.
With a Michelin-starred CV, Chef Pieras focuses on local produce, bespoke techniques and quality ingredients to form a creative menu inspired by her Mallorcan and Catalan roots.
There is an a la carte menu or the tasting menu of six dishes, which is what we opted for. We were treated to an inventive, light, fresh, not at all pretentious and fun series of dishes. The plate of ‘olives’ were spheres of olive oil with sobrasada sticks, the unrecognizable take on a pa amb oli was as surprising as it was delicious. Autumnal mushrooms arrived in a forest scene and the octopus risotto, followed by steamed fish, followed by beef cheek were all superb. For someone with a sweet tooth, the coffee with chocolate cigar was sheer joy. Add to this the wine list that was both comprehensive and well priced we were two happy diners. And, given that the restaurant was full, we were clearly not the only ones.
c/Nou 8, Llubi
971 522 567
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