Although in the last article we talked about the cultural possibilities of Menorca and its environment, today we will talk about something more concrete: the Gourmet dimension of the island, along with the things that one can do to take advantage of their stay on the island.
Eat Menorca Up
This online guide "Eat Menorca Up" (Cómete Menorca) was created by an association of Menorcan restaurants. It doesn't have an English version yet, but it offers an interesting insight into the island's dining options. Also, the creators of the project can organize visits and gastronomic experiences.
Ensaimadas are the best known pastry in the Balearic Islands. Menorca has a proud tradition of making surprisingly light ensaimadas, although they include pork fat as an ingredient. Some of the best ensaimadas can be enjoyed at the Cas Sucrer bakery in Mercadal. With an advanced request, the factory can be visited without problems.
This house of the port authority, now lounge bar, is a unique place to enjoy a local gin and tonic while contemplating one of the largest natural harbors in the world. Just imagine how relaxed you can feel in this idyllic context.
And if you think everything revolves around local cuisine, read on.
Xoriguer Gin Distillery
One of the legacies of the British occupation of the islands was the manufacture of gin. Xoriguer has revived the tradition, using local vine alcohol and botanicals such as juniper berries. The distillery offers a view of copper stills that run on firewood; as well as the opportunity to taste the different gins and spirits. Try Gin Xoriguer with crushed ice and lemon juice or lemonade, a cocktail known as Pomada, or 'gin amb llimonada' in the west of the island.
Ciutadella fish and food market
Ciutadella, the ancient capital of Menorca, is full of charm thanks to its old town. The lively markets are a colorful and fascinating reflection of the island's seasonal products.
Claustre del Carme Market - Mahón
Formerly it was the cloister of a monastery, now it is the gourmet market of Mahón, the place to stock up on local foods such as Mahón cheese 'Denomination of Origin', the ubiquitous sobrasada with paprika and local olive oils. However, some specialties such as mayonnaise and aioli are best enjoyed freshly made at local restaurants.
Salina La Concepció
It is an impressive nature reserve where there is a saline in which the ancient tradition of harvesting the "virgin salt flower" is practiced.
Torre d'en Galmés
Menorca has some of the most notable megalithic monuments in the world; A walking tour through the places of the Torre d’en Galmés will captivate you.
At 350 meters high, we find the highest point of the islay the best place to get a panoramic view of Menorca, which is only 45 kilometers from east to west and about 17 kilometers from north to south.
Once again, we have tried to emphasize the unlimited possibilities that the island of Menorca makes available to its visitors. That is why most of them fall hopelessly in love with the island and, therefore, become our clients and friends, looking for a home and, at the same time, an investment in our magnificent island. And we, as always, are proud of Menorca and, for that reason, we will gladly help you choose a property on the island of Menorca.
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