Tonight I had one of the best meals of my life. I was sitting at my home in the countryside of Mallorca and was feeling bored and hungry when I decided to venture out to another town in search of something to eat. I drove about 30 minutes to Manacor, which is Mallorca's second largest city and the birthplace of tennis player Rafael Nadal. Once I arrived in Manacor I found a place called Factoria Restaurant. I was greeted by Juan the bartender and he set me up with a table. I was flying solo tonight and may have actually enjoyed the essence of my meal more because of it. I can't remember ever having a dining experience that had me savoring every bite from beginning to end. I was fully immersed in the flavors interacting with my tastebuds, and no joke, I was smiling after each bite because everything tasted so good.
I had the black yucca bread appetizer and highly recommend it because it's f--cking delicious. I followed that up with the grilled pork dish and there are no words to explain how tasty that was. I almost drowned in flavor ecstasy and was enjoying my meal so much that chef and owner Tomeu Bauzá, actually came out to thank me for my appreciation of the culinary art he was creating in the kitchen. We chatted for a bit and then it was time for dessert. He walked me through each option, but in the end I still couldn't decide so he brought me both, again more flavor ecstasy.
I thoroughly enjoyed my solo date with food tonight. Chef Tomeu is a super cool guy creating flavorful masterpieces and is grateful to have the opportunity to share his art with others.
Thank you chef Tomeu, Vanesa, and Juan for an amazing dining experience. I'll definitely be back!