Tomayto Tomahto, Majorca Mallorca.
Now this isn’t my first time in Mallorca, but being a 3 year old child last time I was here, the memories are non existent. After being here a week I can conclude this is one of the prettiest and friendliest places I have had the privilege of exploring!
Having spent most of my childhood holidays in our Family holiday home in Marbella, I’ve always loved the Mediterranean food that the Spanish serve. Those of you who aren’t aware Mallorca carries this Spanish culture with it. Hence this week I have been devouring (i.e. Stuffing) my face of all my favourite foods!
This week we have been staying at the Belmond La Residencia hotel in Deia. One of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. Our lunchtime arrival at the hotel we sat down to eat an array of tapas. This is a popular style of Spanish cuisine, almost an appetiser/snack served in small rations. It’s my favourite way to eat food; I immediately knew I was going to like it here! Plates of Spanish omelette (tortilla) and Patatas Bravas (roasted potatoes with a spicy sauce) filled the table!
Most meals at the hotel began with a large bread basket filled with rolls filled with rosemary covered with sea salt, breadsticks partnered with olives and of course olive oil. Something a little more Mallorcan was their Sobrassada; a raw cured sausage made with ground pork, paprika and salt. It sounds unusually traditional, but it is in fact delicious!
Some other traditional foods we have tried whilst being out here was this beautiful Mallorcan creamy rice dish, which was very similar to risotto, filled with fresh vegetables. Served with a slice of Jamon Iberico (Iberian ham) on top – delicious!
Most lunches we sat down to a bowl of Gazpacho – now this is my all time fave thing on earth – Fresh chilled raw vegetable soup which is very popular in summer due to its refreshing quality. This soup is also provided with garnish, chopped up pieces of tomato, peppers, onion, cucumber and bread croutons. To have the entirety poured into your soup you simply say ‘todo’ which means everything!
One thing about this hotel is the incredible desserts on an evening. The winner for both my mum and I was the ‘fallen orange’, an ice cream-mouse Orange. The runner up goes to the best tiramisu I’ve ever had! I’m not that much of a fan of strong coffee flavours, so this creamy composition of the renowned dessert was just the ticket for me.
To conclude the trip was overall absolutely scrumptious and will definitely not be my last time to this beautiful island!