Inspired by the natural beauty of design at Casa Balandra, and different styles of tapas throughout Spain, we hosted a spontaneous cooking and dining experience in collaboration with friends & Beklina Woman. 

Day 1 at Casa Balandra was filled with reading art books & cookbooks by other inspiring chefs, and learning techniques from different sobremesas. In the evening, drafting a couple flavor and design ideas in our sketchbook. We took a trip to the local market, picked grape leaves from the garden, brainstormed how to merge different recipes cohesively. 

Day 2, we transformed ideas into creativity. We shared stories while cooking, slicing, dicing, painting, and designing. Explore below to see what we enjoyed.

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braised pairs in Spanish white wine, cinnamon, and date sugar

 

learned how to braise pears on the cookbook of @therivercafelondon and was amazed at how easy they were! boil wine, sugar, cinnamon, and other aromatics if u have, then bring to low simmer. all recipes on @comidamaya on insta

Location

Casa Balandra

Pòrtol/Mallorca

Balearic Islands Spain

Elements

Cooking, Painting, Photography, Tablescape

Date

June 2022

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Maya, chef and curator– Alyssa, design director, tablescape, painting– Ava, painting– Beklina Woman styling 

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