After recently reopening for the 2019 season Son Julia Country House & Spa now looks forward to the summer here on Majorca and as the warm weather arrives we excitedly announce the re-opening of the Apaganto Bistro Pool bar where guests can relax by our large swimming pool and enjoy drinks in the sun. Alternatively if you are looking for something more substantial you must visit our famous Las Bovedas Restaurant in which you will be able to try the finest cuisine made from fresh local produce by our top chef Roberto Diez. This month we put together a list of the most traditional foods and dishes that you have to try during your stay at our boutique hotel in Llucmajor as well as one of our favourite recipes, so you too can recreate the flavours from your holiday in Majorca.
Arguably the most famous of the Majorcan delicacies, this traditional food from Majorca is a spiral shaped pastry which is typically made from ‘saim’ or pork lard, giving it a wonderful flakey texture. With many different varieties available from chocolate to cream or even sobrasada, a slice for breakfast or as a midday snack is a must when visiting this paradise island.
There are few dishes as traditional and yet as simple as Pamboli. Coming from the Majorcan Pan amb oli, which literally translates to bread with oil and sums up the dish almost perfectly. Although this may not sound so exciting, the locals here can’t get enough of it. The typical Majorcan bread creates the perfect base to which you can choose from a range of different toppings with the only necessities being tomato and local olive oil.
You may have seen these unsightly red sausage-esque foods hanging from stalls or in people’s pantries and although not the most appetizing thing to look at we can assure you that this spreadable cured meat, which famously originates from Majorca is a delicious addition to many a dish. Made from pork mince, bacon, salt and spices, it can be eaten on Pamboli, pizza, sandwiches or even with honey and sweet delicacies.
Dating back to the 14th century with Jewish roots, this dish is not the most aesthetically pleasing but packs an intense array of flavours which has helped it become one of the most popular dishes in Majorca for over hundreds of years. A combination of meat, intestine, liver, potato, tomato, peppers and onion it is not one for the vegetarians but we can assure you this delicious dish is a must try for those looking to experience balearic gastronomic culture.
Beautifully Mediterranean this dish combines aubergines, potatoes, red peppers, tomatoes and garlic to make a delicious vegetarian option that can be eaten alone or paired with meat or fish. Although it might not make your mouth start watering at the sound of it, we can assure you Tumbet is worth seeking out when exploring the island.
We know that there is nothing like the flavour and spices to bring to mind the best holiday memories and that’s why we wanted to leave you with one of our favourite recipes which you can try here at Son Julia Country House & Spa and then recreate at home with instructions from Roberto Diez himself. So follow our traditional recipe and experience those magical mediterranean flavours back home and be transported back to the island of Majorca.
If you are craving a summer getaway and our list of top recommendations has got your taste buds tingling then book your stay at our 5-star hotel and enjoy the fine food you will find at Las Bovedas Restaurant and our brand new Mandarina Bistro which serves our fabulous menu on the terrace by the small pool. Also with each exquisite dish you can peruse our wine menu which features some of the best wine from Majorca including our very own white wine which is the perfect accompaniment to Majorcan gastronomy.