With the summer holidays of the Royal Family in Mallorca already in the memory after the admission this Thursday of Princess Leonor to the General Military Academy of Zaragoza, the time has come to take a tour of the plans that the Royal Family have enjoyed this year. Reyes and their daughters during the almost two weeks they have spent at the Marivent Palace.
King Felipe VI, passionate about sailing, has not missed the Mapfre King's Cup, captaining the 'Aifos' day after day and leading his boat to second place in the championship. A milestone that he celebrated, how could it be otherwise, with his family.
It was the second public appearance of Doña Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía after their visit on July 31 - recently arrived on the Balearic island - to the Jardines de Alfabia together with the monarch. Despite the fact that it was rumored that Her Majesty and her daughters would be seen by the Club Náutico de Palma to see Don Felipe haggle, the women of the Royal Family were "requested" and it was not until Saturday August 5 when we would see them again.
The place chosen, the Mia restaurant, located in the old fishing district of Portitxol, where the King invited Doña Letizia, her daughters, Queen Sofía and her aunt Irene of Greece to dine to celebrate their meritorious second place in the Sailing King's Cup.
An election with which the Royal Family has once again shown that Guillermo Cabot is one of its favorite chefs; and as such they have not hesitated to support him in his new gastronomic adventure after disassociating himself from the restaurant 'Ola de Mar', where the Kings and their daughters have dined on several occasions.
Following in the footsteps of Cabot - very discreet in regards to his relationship with Don Felipe and Doña Letizia - the Royal Family has not missed the opportunity to discover his new project, 'Mia', a restaurant that focuses on Mediterranean food and innovation, with specialties such as sea bass ceviche with strawberries, Russian salad with pickled red mullet, broken eggs with lobster or sautéed squid with sobrassada.
In addition, their specialty is rice - especially seafood paellas - fideuá and stew, as well as fresh fish, a premium product that comes from the Balearic coast and that varies daily depending on the fish caught in the market. "I try to keep the intervention in the fish to a minimum, since when it comes to a quality product, it is not necessary to add sauces or extra ingredients. The key lies in accompanying it with a suitable garnish" explains Guillermo Cabot, who confesses that the The key to his success is none other than "giving care and doing things well".
Their first visit to the restaurant 'Mia' - we venture that it will not be the only one because the King and Queen carefully follow every step of the chef who is behind this new landmark in Mallorca - it has not been the last outing for the Royal Family before giving for the end of your vacation. And it is that when many took for granted that Don Felipe and Doña Letizia had left the island with their daughters, they starred in a surprise appearance at the Ciudad d'Escorxador Cinema, where they went on Thursday, August 10 to see the movie 'Barbie' accompanied by Queen Emeritus.
A discreet vacation in which there has been time for cultural, leisure and gastronomic plans and which have served the Royal Family to recharge their batteries in the face of an autumn marked by the 'solitude' of the Kings after the start of the military career of Princess Leonor and the exciting challenge facing Infanta Sofía, who, following in her sister's footsteps, will begin her International Baccalaureate studies at the UWC Atlantic College in Wales in just a few days.