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Eating Out in Majorca - What to Eat?
Dine & Wine in Majorca

Eating out in Majorca by the beautiful Mediterranean scenery is one of the best things to do in Majorca. Majorca holiday resorts offer the best dining opportunities to its visitors with numerous quality Majorca restaurants and cafes lined up by the sea front.

Mallorcan soups are one of the most famous first course as for eating out in Majorca. The Mallorcan soups are made by nourishing blend of vegetables, thinly cut slices of brown bread, onion and tomato. There is never a shortage of greens in the local dishes. Tumbet is another typical dish which is made by ratatouille-like baked vegetable dish, usually cooked in a greixera (casserole) and include aubergine, potatoes, peppers and tomato. Also the frito mallorquín made with vegetables and giblets is worth a taste.

As for meat; popular local roast sucking pig and the escaldums, duck or turkey stews with potatoes and almonds are the popular meat dishes in Majorca. Loin of pork with cabbage is also another nice one together with famed Mallorcan spicy red sausage spread, sobrasada made of finely diced pork, seasoning, paprika and cayenne pepper.

As for local fish and seafood; the caldereta de langosta which is a lobster stew is an excellent choice for the holidaymakers. The sea between Majorca and Menorca offers the best lobsters. The cap roig which is a sea scorpion is also famous and served freshly caught and grilled. In addition; the fish croquettes made with jonquillo.

As for cakes and pastries; the ensaimada is very popular. It is a sweet magically fluffy half bun, half pastry with a flattened, coiled, turban like shape and made from flour and lard. The smaller ones are recommended to be eaten with breakfast and the bigger ones that are filled with pumpkin jam or whipped cream are to be eaten as a dessert or at tea time. They are also a nice souvenir for the holidaymakers on for buying on their way back home. In addition; the rubiols is another popular cake & pastry of Majorca that is made from flour and aniseed with a cottage cheese or jam filling. The coca that is a pizza like base filled with fresh apricots or dried peaches or dried apricots is another choice. Ice cream with almonds is also great a Mallorcan specialty.


As for wine and drinks; the Ferrer and Ribas wines bear the Binissalem Seal of Origin and are of excellent quality and the best wines in Majorca. The most popular aperitif is Palo which is a drink resembling vermouth made from the carob bean. Also Mallorcan liqueurs made from natural herbs are famous. In addition; the local type of cava which is sparkling wine produced by Jaume Mesquida and made by the champagne method is really worth a taste with its light greenish-yellow color.

As for shopping places and markets; the Olivar Market in
Palma de Mallorca is a great place to buy vegetables and fresh fruit. Visitors also may find numerous markets with great gourmets in all the towns of Majorca.

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