Andrew Valente
Andrew Valente

Andrew Valente has been a journalist since he left school at 18 in Glasgow where he was on the Scottish edition of the old Daily Herald. He came to Mallorca to work as a freelance correspondent for the London dailies and Sundays, using that as a stepping stone to a job in Fleet Street. But he got involved in the Bulletin and stayed on…and on…and on…and now Fleet Street doesn’t exist. He still reads the London dailies and Sundays.


Calçots - An unusual leek-like speciality from Catalonia returns

The calçots are among the highlights of winter weekends and fiesta days in Catalonia.

Andrew Valente 02/02/2022 09:59

The Restaurant Review

Superb €13.80 menú for Year of the Tiger

Find out why our critic has always had memorable meals there.

Andrew Valente 30/01/2022 12:04


Tiger - roars in the Chinese New Year

What kind of dishes can we expect for Chinese New Year?

Andrew Valente 27/01/2022 10:16

Latest headlines

Spanish dishes for cold wintery days

These traditional Spanish recipes are easy to make and keep the cold at bay.

Andrew Valente 27/01/2022 10:12


La Ratte - The unusual potato

Discover what this interesting small potato has to offer.

Andrew Valente 26/01/2022 10:18

The Restaurant Review

Baked ham won the top honours

Thumbs up or thumbs down? Our critic reviews the restaurant Delfinos.

Andrew Valente 23/01/2022 08:56


Quail - Full of flavour, simple to cook and easy on the pocket

Find out why quail is one of the best items on the market, yet few people buy it.

Andrew Valente 20/01/2022 09:45


This deep-fried fish was perfection plus

Thumbs up or thumbs down? What does our critic have to say about this restaurant?

Andrew Valente 15/01/2022 10:36


The orange is back with a juicy hello

Find out why Mallorca’s oranges are extremely good and are among the best in Spain.

Andrew Valente 13/01/2022 09:52


The Wine and Cheese party - Now’s the time to bring it back

What made this home gathering so popular in the 1960s and 1970s?

Andrew Valente 12/01/2022 10:09


Trio of pastas was so delish

Thumbs up or Thumbs down? What does our critic have to say about this restaurant?

Andrew Valente 08/01/2022 10:59


Risotto - The genuine milanese version

Do you know what a successful risotto requires? Take a look!

Andrew Valente 06/01/2022 09:59


Shin of beef - Italy’s famous osso bucco

Our Bulletin food expert shows us a series of dishes we can make with this delicious cut of meat.

Andrew Valente 05/01/2022 10:46

Review of 2022

The Ultimate Restaurant Guide: Best Dishes of the year

Our Bulletin Restaurant Critic ranks the best restaurants of 2021.

Andrew Valente 03/01/2022 10:59


Jurel - A good and cheap Med fish now in season

What makes this member of the blue fish family so special?

Andrew Valente 29/12/2021 10:34


Leftovers over Christmas

Leftovers present no problem for me: if the dish is well made I’ll gladly eat the remains of lunch for dinner.

Andrew Valente 26/12/2021 10:00


A Christmas ABC

Andrew Valente shares with us how each letter in the alphabet is associated to Christmas.

Andrew Valente 25/12/2021 10:00


Sweet Christmas

Andrew Valetne tells us what special sweet treats the world eats at Christmas.

Andrew Valente 22/12/2021 10:00


They were in a big stew for Xmas - and loved it

The basis of a good Spanish stew is onions and tomatoes sautéed until they are reduced to a jam-like consistency.

Andrew Valente 15/12/2021 11:30