Daniil Medvedev took a break from his Mallorca Championships preparations to bring his wife, Daria, on a culinary tour of Spain, courtesy of Michelin-starred chef Maca de Castro.
The chef prepared a sampling of typical Spanish cuisine for the Russian couple. The Medvedevs tasted gazpacho, a cold soup fit for hot summers, as well as coca Mallorquin, a Mallorcan-style pizza which is prepared with spinach and fish. They also sampled fideua, a dish similar to paella but made with noodles instead of rice.
De Castro, who is taking care of the VIP guests of the Mallorca Championships this week, was also in charge of the catering at Rafael Nadal’s wedding in 2019. Her skillful interpretations of traditional and contemporary Mallorcan cuisine earned her a star in the 2021 Michelin Guide.
Medvedev and his wife Daria also approved of De Castro’s cooking. “I love gazpacho, it’s delicious,” said the No. 2 player in the FedEx ATP Rankings.
The top seed will be back in action on the lawns of the Mallorca Country Club on Thursday as he takes on fifth seed Casper Ruud in the quarter-finals.