By Isha Sesay • 23 December 2019 • 12:05
Tomeu and Pep Torrens. Credit: Can Amer.
THE award-winning Can Amer restaurant in Inca, Mallorca, Spain, will close its doors on January 7 after almost 50 years in business.
Since 1971, the eatery has been run by the Torrens family, standing as a firm favourite to locals and tourists thanks to its offer of contemporary Mallorcan cuisine and centenarian wine barrels that dominate its interior design.
However, Tomeu Torrens, who took over the reins from his father Pep in 2005, has announced that a continued increase in rent and unstable contracts have left the family with no other option than to close. The restaurateur explained that this was not an easy decision to make, since both his life and professional career had been linked to Can Amer.
Throughout the years, the restaurant has stood as a reference for gastronomy in the Balearic Islands, where Tomeu mastered his mother’s recipes with an innovative touch. His father was also instrumental in the success of the business, dedicating his life to the restaurant until he died last year.
Fortunately, Tomeu will continue the legacy of his family through opening two new restaurants in Selva and Lloseta early next year.
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