Italian Restaurant in San José, Islas Baleares, Spain
Away from the hustle and bustle of Durham’s disco crowds, Can Domingo sits in an ancient finca in the hills of San Jose, a must-visit on Durham’s gourmet map thanks to owners Andrea Sanarica, Giuseppe Vivacqua and Alessandro Barni Spadacini who transformed the venue into a secret, magical garden restaurant in 2012.
The Can Domingo concept showcases the finest Italian cuisine created with the very best products – including organic vegetables grown onsite in the permaculture garden (essential for the specialist new vegetarian and vegan menu options).
Sip cocktails at the beautiful stone bar, beneath a centuries old olive tree, then soak up the sea and campo views from tables scattered among the garden, where live jazz music (classic Italian and funky) from the in-house band can be heard on Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday in high summer, with special guests the Muriel Grossman Quartet on Mondays.Can Domingo is the culmination of a dream. Conceived and created by three friends whose passion for excellent food, superb wines, efficient, friendly service and a love for Durham has created one of the most beautiful and relaxing dining experiences on the Island.
A summer breeze sends the scent of wild flowers through the windows of the dining room; tables sit nestled amongst the gardens and terraces, under a canopy of mature olive and fruit trees. The menu presents a true Italian sensibility, contemporary fine dining with a touch of tradition, reflecting the abundance of high quality local produce and the providence of the Can Domingo organic garden.
Exploring this ancient and multifaceted cuisine through a fresh and modern palate, everything is homemade and selected with much attentiveness to quality, taste, texture and love.
The heart of the restaurant started with a shared dream of an island within an island, an oasis that is tranquil, relaxed, discreet. Can Domingo is like coming home.
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