Most people choose Majorca as their holiday destination attracted by its wonderful weather and magnificent beaches. However, Majorcan cuisine alone is a good enough reason to visit this fabulous Mediterranean island.
Fresh local products give Majorcan dishes an exquisite and authentic flavour: olives, olive oil, walnuts, almonds, fresh local vegetables or the native tomato called Tomatiga de Ramallet…
Among the specialities one must try while visiting Majorca are tumbet, which is a delicious vegetable dish with aubergines, onion, peppers, courgette and tomato sauce; stuffed aubergines; sopes mallorquines, a thick vegetable soup with thin slices of bread; trampó, which is a summer salad composed of tomato, green peppers and onion; or fideuà, which is a paella made with noodles instead of rice as the basic ingredient. Like its rice counterpart, it has different versions: meat fideuà, fish fideuà or mixed fideuá. According to many gourmets, the noodle version is lighter and even tastier that the traditional paella. Pa amb oli is a very casual yet exquisite typical Majorcan meal consisting of slices of toasted Majorcan bread with squeezed tomato, garlic, olive oil and either sausage meat or cheese. Another favourite in Majorcan food is the frit mallorquí, composed of stir-fried pieces of liver, heart and lungs of lamb, peppers, potatoes and fresh fennel.
The famous Majorcan ensaimada, which is sold in big square boxes that identify travellers coming from Majorca at any European airport, is a delicious spiral-shaped pastry made with flour, sugar and lard and dusted with icing sugar. It is said that it can only be successfully made on the island because the rising dough benefits from the sea air.
Another classic when it comes to Majorcan delicacies is sobrassada. It is a raw, cured sausage made with ground pork, salt, paprika -which gives it its characteristic red colour- and other spices.
Although lamb is also widely present, pork is the main mean in Majorcan cuisine. Lechona (roast suckling pig) is a favourite among meat eaters, and llom amb col is also a very popular dish of pork wrapped in cabbage with pine nuts and raisings.
Fish eaters are also sure to find delight in the great variety of delicious fish and seafood dishes Majorcan cuisine has to offer: all sorts of grilled fish, llampuga amb preves (native Majorcan fish with peppers), arros de peix (fish soup with rice), espinagada from Sa Pobla (a stuffing made with eel and spinach and then wrapped with pastry), fish casserole, etc.
When it comes to desserts, apart from the already mentioned ensaimadas, typical Majorcan specialities are turrón or handmade nougat from the local almonds, greixonera de brossat (a local cheese cake), gató con helado (almond cake with ice cream) etc.
You can get a taste of Majorca at our restaurant “Es Mirador de Monnaber”, where you will not only enjoy panoramic views of the Majorcan countryside, but also the best of Majorcan and Mediterranean cuisine prepared from fresh local products by our chefs.