Just outside the town of Deià on the northwestern coast of Mallorca, Spain, a rocky peninsula juts out into the Mediterranean. There, clinging to the edge of tall bluffs, sits the paella restaurant Sa Foradada — named for the peninsula — that Emilio Fernández, 72, opened more than four decades ago.
Their instruments are simple — grill, cast-iron pans — but their saffron-infused brews are anything but, incorporating squid, cuttlefish, mussels, prawns, clams, crab legs and sea bream, all plucked from the water below. True to Valencian tradition, tables are communal, dishes served family style.
Nestled in the picturesque village of Deià in northern Mallorca is ‘Can Anita’, a 1960s house that has been sympathetically restored. Local architectural studio MORE retained many of the original characteristics, preserving the local Mediterranean style. Airy rooms painted in white are filled with furniture made from reclaimed materials: there’s a copper tub in the bathroom, a handcrafted stone sink in the kitchen and pebble flooring in the dining area, which extends into the outdoor space.