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- Fowlers Bar -

My favorite part of Calad'Or is in the pine shaded area of quiet residential bumpy roads, centering on a whitewashed church and a strangely deserted square with a fig tree, which lies between the Marina and the Cala d'Or beach. If you follow the Marina as far as it will go, on the town side, turn left up the hill, then second on the right you will find Cala d'Or's answer to Abaco, Fowlers Bar.

An English couple, the Fowlers, have decorated their house in fine baroque style, all gilt mirrors and marble and oil paintings, with flowers and fruit spilling out of every aperture, and real fires in the fireplace if ever the evening should turn chill. The terrace has one of the best views in the town. Their formula is very similar to the famous Abaco, drinks and nothing but drinks, after 7 pm, served in great style.

Their list of cocktails, "long cool summer drinks served in a mist of crushed ice from 7,50 euros" covers two large green pages, all the old favorites plus many others based on fresh fruit.

The owner is a pianist and music features at some stage of the evening, either she will play or visiting musicians, amateur or professional, will be persuaded to sit down at the grand piano. On a hot summer night, who wants to go to bed with such civilised delights as these as an alternative!

Patricia Fenn

C/. d´en Rito, 12 • 07660 CALA D´OR • MALLORCA • Tel. (0034) 971 65 78 31 or (0034) 629 735 592 - e-mail: