The Balearic Islands are well known for their excellent tourist offer in terms of natural landscapes, beaches and picturesque villages, but in addition to these aspects there is something extra that gives them an added value, its cuisine.
In Mallorca, for example, gastronomy is deeply rooted in the products of the island, with typical and varied flavours of the highest quality such as olive oil, sobrassada, ensaimadas, cheese, wine, natural herbs and sea salt.
Typical dishes of Mallorca
So, let’s see some of the best valued dishes of Mallorcan cuisine.
This is a very traditional dish of Mallorca’s gastronomy, it can be made with red meat, liver or lamb. It consists of a frying in olive oil of meat with potatoes, onion, tomato and red pepper.
To season the ingredients they usually use salt, cinnamon, clove, pepper or chilli, fennel, a little garlic and of course the laurel leaves are a must.
We could say this one of the most emblematic dishes of Mallorca. It is a type of rice, very spicy, cooked with local products.
These ingredients can vary according to the seasonal products, so the options can be between the brut rice of esclata-sangs or slaughter.
Undoubtedly one of the most requested dishes especially by tourists on the island, as its name indicates, the main ingredient is lobster.
On a sauce of onion, tomato, garlic and parsley, lobster is added previously chopped and cooked over a very slow heat to achieve a unique fusion of flavours. It is usually served with slices of dry bread and is presented in ceramic bowl to protect the heat of cooking and preserve its flavour.
Typical desserts of Mallorca
The desserts of Mallorca of course cannot miss after trying any of these delicious main dishes. Among the traditional desserts of Mallorca, stand out the popular ensaimada, the greixonera; which is basically prepared with ensaimadas from the previous day with a bath of caramelised sugar, orelletes, pastissets and sweet rubiols.
Restaurants in Palma de Mallorca with Michelin Star
So that your gastronomic experience in Mallorca is the most complete, we will recommend the most popular restaurants in Mallorca for their quality and service, places that stand out for their professionalism, and the quality that only products of denomination of origin provide.
Restaurant Marc Fosh. Awarded with a Michelin Star
Located 1h by car from Insotel Cala Mandía Resort & Spa, Marc Fosh restaurant defines itself as “simply Mediterranean”. They base their menu exclusively on products of local and seasonal origin to always offer the best quality to their guests.
Most of their products are obtained from the Fosh Farm, located in Finca Son Mir, a large culinary garden surrounded by olive trees and red earth. In your letter you can find authentic delicacies such as “Acquerello rice with lobster, chlorophyll of chervil regaliz and Bullabesa de citronela”. In addition, they have an extensive variety of local and international wines.
Adrián Quetglas Restaurant. Awarded with a Michelin Star
You will also find this restaurant 1 hour by car away from our Insotel Cala Mandía Resort & Spa. The curious thing about the history of Adrián and his restaurant, is that being Argentine but his parents from Mallorca, he ended up developing an authentic passion for the island and its gastronomy.
His philosophy in the kitchen is based on using natural products, traditional customs mixed with avant-garde techniques of different cultures that complement each other. Something typical of a chef trained in Mallorca, London and Paris.
Here you will find dishes such as “Iberian pork with pineapple and spicy cashew nuts”. A true explosion of flavours.
Andreu Genestra Restaurant, Cuina de la Terra. Awarded with a Michelin star
This is the closest to Insotel Cala Mandía Resort & Spa, specifically about 27 min drive from our hotel.
In this restaurant led by the own Andreu Genestra, its main chef, David Serrano as head of the room, and Joan Arboix as sommelier, have as their flag the exploration of Mallorcan culinary culture, like the other two previous ones.
Its menu is based on the use of local products, products of the land, which in turn are prepared with the most avant-garde techniques of haute cuisine to enhance the traditional flavours to a new sensory level.
You can enjoy three complete menus. The menu Cuina de la terra, sensations menu and Extremadura Mediterranean menu.
As you can see, there are many options for tasting the authentic traditional food of Mallorca, but if you are looking for hotels in Mallorca with a restaurant, our Insotel Cala Mandía is what you are looking for.
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