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“A Menorcan Miracle”
Review of Pan y Vino

Pan y Vino
Ranked #1 of 40 Restaurants in Sant Lluis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$48 - US$82
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Do not be put off by the folksy, down-home name, which predates the present incumbents. The cooking in this airy, hilltop restaurant is arguably the best on the island. The chef, Patrick James, is French trained - and it shows - this year's tasting menu has a Breton theme (last year was Normandie) but with eclectic a la carte choices garnered from as far afield as Vietnam and Denmark. His front-of house partner, Noelia Zardoya (both of them worked previously at the sublime Biniarroca Hotel Rural), and her team combine effortless charm with a rare fluency of knowledge about the food they are serving. The eight-course tasting menu costs €50 and includes such exquisite amuse-bouches as a mini-galette with quail's egg and a sablé Breton (a kind of mini-Madeleine) with hazelnuts and caramelised goat's cheese.Other courses feature lobster medallion with aromatic herbs and a crisp buckwheat pancake, John Dory with beurre blanc, and suckling pig confit with honey and cider jus and a tiny onion "tarte Tatin". Even the inter-course green apple sorbet with Calvados is impeccable crafted. There's also a beautifully produced aide-memoire booklet, complete with coloured photographs, to guide you through each course, in case you've forgotten the waiter's faultless description. This is a restaurant at the top of its game, which could hold its head up with the best that London or Paris has to offer. In Menorca, it's a minor miracle.

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We have visited Pan y Vino many times over the past few years and went back last night for dinner to celebrate my sister's birthday. It was without doubt, the best dinner we have ever had there and a truly fabulous evening. The food is exceptional (the perfect sized portions, exquisite presentation and imaginative flavours) and was coupled with impeccable and friendly service. All of this is matched by the restaurant's beautiful surroundings, in the midst of a Menorcan garden filled with purple bougainvillea. You'll be hard pressed to find a better restaurant than this on the island.

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2  Thank Victoria M
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We've been here once each year since Patrick and Noellia took it over. It's never been less than very good.

This time we decided to have the 50 euro tasting menu. It was a genuine experience. The flavours were great, the cooking spot-on and the timing of the arrival of each course perfection.

if you visit Menorca and are looking for an amazing dining experience, you must come here.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We visited Pan y Vino on the last night of our stay in Menorca. Although it was clear that it is not the usual place to take a young child, the staff were wonderful and treated him like a little prince! The food was outstanding, my partner and I especially loved the fact that the herbs and some of the vegetables came straight from their garden and it was clear that everything else was sourced as locally as possible. The menu is reasonably priced for the quality of the meal, service and setting. Overall a fantastic experience, thank you!

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Thank Amy C
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Oh how we love this restaurant, it is off the beaten track but so worth the effort of seeking it out, once there you will return. The dining in the garden is beautiful but if you prefer to eat indoors it is delightful too, the atmosphere is wonderful Noelia and her team out front are so welcoming and very helpful and make everyone feel as though they are friends. Then there is the food it is delicious such wonderful flavours everything looks amazing, we dined twice in the 10 days we were on the island each time it was wonderful the lamb was mouthwatering, also the sea bream, then the amazing cheesecake, it won't be long before Patrick gets a Michelin Star, he so deserves it. We will be back next year meanwhile keep putting the photo's on facebook.

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