Deia, Majorca. Or rather “Sebastian”

I love good food. I am a foodie. I’m no food critic. I don’t want to be. I’m just an ordinary member of the public that enjoys food and every single mouthful at the restaurant I’m about to tell you about was an absolute joy. I’ve always loved the name Sebastian from the moment I clapped eyes on the cute, Coral coloured crustacean in The Little Mermaid. So, when one of the restaurants that was being highly recommended to us whilst on holiday in Deia, Majorca, shared the name of Aerial’s feisty little guardian that I so loved as a child, I hoped so much that it would not disappoint and bring sad connotations to a name so loved. Well I can assure you, it most certainly did not bring any disappointment. 

This gorgeous little restaurant is nestled down a quaint street, off the main road housed in an old stable, looking out through large open glass windows at the most beautiful views (no picture will ever be able to do this view real justice) of colour changing mountains and the deep valleys at their feet. It truly is a little diamond. The staff here are professional, friendly, welcoming and superbly presented. From the moment you step foot inside this delightful restaurant, you are offered superb standards with exquisite attention to detail. When it

comes to front of house, the “icing on the cake” is without doubt, Patricia. She is warm and welcoming in a way that makes you feel like you’ve known her for years. I like that a lot. There were indeed returning and regular customers whom she was clearly fond of. However, as brand new customers, Patricia made us feel just a welcome and just as special. I could have watched her all day with the way she oozed beautifully natural customer service that was above and beyond any I have ever witnessed before. Patricia makes a divine restaurant, happy and welcoming without being over bearing. A combination by no means easy to achieve so perfectly. 

Sebastian Pasch, the chef at “Sebastian” has mastered an exquisite menu of Mediterranean delights with a hint of Asian infusion. Beautiful breads with accompanying home made delights that really titillated the tastebuds. These preceded an Amuse-bouche. On our first visit this was a delightful Tuna tartare and on the second a mini tuna ball (cooked perfectly) skewered and served over a shot glass of delightful spicy coconut soup. A stunning combination.  

I can highly recommend the Lobster ravioli as an appetiser. It’s so very rare to find homemade ravioli done to perfection. This was it! 

On both visits we both had the half portion of Lamb with a herb crust and beans. No ordinary beans. These were Jack and The Beanstalk Beans – Magic beans! I can’t describe them and do these little green sticks of magic justice. When I had my first mouthful of them, Patricia came to ask if everything was alright. I had to explain that when I find something utterly delightful on the tastebuds I call it a mouthgasm and that she had literally just interrupted one. Lucky me, here, it wasn’t the last. Bravo Sebastian, you excelled in multiple mouthgasm on both our visits to your restaurant! 

Carry on with your culinary magic Sebastian. You deserve every ounce of respect for what you are doing. 

Patricia and Sebastian, you quite clearly work hard for this beautiful establishment of yours to work and work it does. Like all great duos, French and Saunders, Morecambe and Wise, Fanny and Johnnie Cradock, you are quite obviously doing the right thing and doing it worthy of a Joe public whopping 5 ⭐️’s 

You made our holiday and for that we thank you immensely. 

Oh and Patricia, thank you for the Amaretto. And we did indeed go on to other things not that we needed any encouragement 😉
If you are lucky enough to be jetting off on holiday to Deia, “Sebastian” comes highly recommended and would undoubtedly be a highlight of your trip. I would imagine booking in the season is a must as it has a regular, loyal clientele. 

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