The Llampuga (Mahi Mahi) Fair - visit Majorca in October for a gastronomic feast
Mehr Issari | 31 de January de 2018
The port ofCala Ratjada(Ratjada Cove) inCapedepera, Spain is preparing to host theCap de Setmana del Peix Fresco(The celebration of fresh fish week) on the13th, 14thand 15thof October. The festivities during these three days include a variety of activities involving the promotion offresh fish in Majorcaand include the popularXVI Mostra de la Llampuga(Mahi Mahi Fair) on Sunday the 15th.
Hotels Vivawill be present at one of the fair´s21 food stalls, show-casing their creativity with a special Mahi Mahi recipe. If youvisit Majorca in October, be sure to take part in thisgastronomic experienceand enjoy the countless ways this delicious fresh fish from Majorca can be prepared, while immersing yourself in the Mediterranean marine life at Cala Ratjada.
Fish Fair and festivities – try Majorca’s popular Mahi Mahi
This year marks a total of 16 years that theCala Ratjadawharf and its bars, restaurants and hotels have offered visitors some of thebest Mahi Mahi recipeson the island. The fair, organized by thecity ofCapdeperabegan as an initiative by the fishermen to introduce this fabulous fish to consumers. Although their goals were met some time ago, they continue with this tradition each year topromote this quality fresh fishand share the beauty ofMajorcaand all that it has to offer during theAutumn season.
Vincente Requena, Director of Vanity Suite is convinced that it will be a successful day thanks to the climate and festive atmosphere in Majorca, stating: “What is most enjoyable about this day, is thegreat festive atmospherewith visitors from all over the island.”
The city expects approximately 10,000 visitors for this Fair. “Last year,2,000 kilos of Mahi Mahi(also known as dolphin fish) were prepared with an average of 100 kilos per food stall. We expect this year´s numbers to be the same, calculating the preparation of about20,000 portions,”states the city council.
Hotels Viva: culinary creativity, the sea, and a lot of flavour
Mahi Mahi is a popular blue fish in the Balearic Islands and serves as the main dish in manytraditional seafood recipes. If you visit this special fish fair on the15thof October, you will have the opportunity to savour some of these special dishes such as the one prepared byHotels Vivathis year called “Causa" with marinated Mahi Mahi, guacamole and a piquillo pepper sauce, a dish that is sure to please the palate.
The hotel staff atVanity SuiteandViva Cala Mesquida Resortwill be ready to greet you at theHotels Viva stalland invite you to savour this delicious dish created byTorsten Kronke, the Chef at Cala Mesquida: “I have been preparing a different dish with Mahi Mahi every year since 2004 and this time, I have create a recipe with a Peruvian flair,” explains Kronke.
Fresh fish is the highlight of this special weekend in Capdepera
In addition to theLlampuga Fair, Cala Ratjada offers other activities throughout the weekend. On Friday, theNit de Tapestakes place at 8pm and involves a tapas contest and music. On Saturday, there is amarine-themed outdoor dance partycalled “Verbena Marinera” from 8pm until 3am where you will enjoy paella prepared by the fisherman, a variety of deserts and music by adisc-jockey. This fabulous weekend dedicated to fresh fish in Majorca ends on Sunday at 10pm with aspectacular fireworks display,until its return next year with new and innovative Mahi Mahi delights!