Cafe Can Tia Taleca. The identify and the lovely entrance with the usual dim pink Bougainvillea caught my eye the first time I drove by means of Llucmajor in the late 90’s. Then, I experienced no plan the village was the position I was going to settle down, and that I would use Can Tia many years afterwards to guideline my friends and company to my household, mainly because when you see it, you are really close to my residence.
The identify of the restaurant translates to “At Sebastian’s with the bag.” Tia is the nickname for Sebastian. Taleca is an previous bag created of leather-based. There are two giants in the city corridor, of Llucmajor, Miquel and Candida, they are the patron saints of the village. Tia is yet another of the characters in the legend of the “giants”. Within the cafe, Tia however stands with his common people costume, pipe, and his bag over his shoulder, waiting for new purchasers.
The initially thirty day period when we acquired the residence in 2003, we did not have a kitchen and for lunch we produced confident to go and take in in the village. Can Tia incredibly shortly turn into our favourite and we designed friends with the chef and the waiter the two named Toni. Later Toni and Toni organized the catering for our wedding ceremony. Yrs afterwards I observed out that the male who owned the put had a Swedish spouse Elisabeth.
Miguel Filori developed and started off the cafe in 1974. He was 24 years previous at the time. The restaurant quickly grew to become the very hot place for the young people today in the village. All the bars all over the sq. had been mostly for aged adult men playing video games, ingesting Palo, the community liquor created of Carobs. At that time the basement of the Can Tia held the village only discotheque, now a times it is my daughters dance college Imaginarium.
A lot of of today’s middle-aged Llucmajor individuals have fulfilled there and became partners. The restaurant sponsored the girls’ basketball group for a lot of a long time, and Miguel was a very long-time active football participant in España de Llucmajor.
Elisabeth met Miguel in 1975 when she was attending a guidebook college in Mallorca. There was a substantial tradition clash for her and the also for the villagers. She remembers: “People arrived out of their houses to see the blond “forastera” from Stockholm,” and she was for confident a single of the initially Nordic persons in the village. Miguel was the son of a farmer from Llucmajor. “My in-rules have been not much too satisfied with his selection,” she claims.
The tales about the society clashes are numerous, the blond female who arrived property from function and went out working in the afternoon just when all the aged dears grabbed a chair to sit outdoors the property to amazing down, was a weird phenomenon for the villagers. The even worse ordeals she claims, was the traditional slaughter of a pig, Matanzas. For a Majorcan it is a custom and a people feast but for a Swede who is applied to purchasing all meat in a butcher store it was surprising. Elisabeth remembers: “Just when I meet up with Miguel, I did not know Spanish, so we spoke English to every other. He would make clear that his spouse and children was possessing Matanzas. Ha stated it was like a barbecue occasion. I obtained dressed up in my very best clothing and set some make-up on. When we obtained there, the ladies were sitting with their fingers in the meat, kneading the sobrassada dough with hoods on their heads, aprons with blood splatter, and me dressed for a get together! They looked at me, shaking their heads and stated foreigners are unusual.”
Elisabeth called me the other working day, she is now retired and Can Tia is up for sale. “Can you assist me to locate new homeowners, you know so lots of people today Jessika and I’m positive you have suggestions that would work for this place,” she mentioned? Sure, I have to say I would love to see extra resourceful persons in the village and an entrepreneur to choose in excess of and make a superior tapas restaurant of Can Tia. If you are up for the obstacle, deliver me an e mail! [email protected].