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La Cuina Mallorquina: Food Hopping Tour in Palma de Mallorca with Culinary Archaeology, Heladeria, Paella and More

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Thursdays - Saturdays

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    11am

  • Meeting Point

    Please make your way to the Plaça d'Espanya, at the Statue of Jaume I, 07012 Palma, Spain.

    We’ll share the exact meeting point along with your booking voucher.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the starting point.

Key Highlights

  • Embark on trail of the unique Mallorcan cuisine
  • Experience ‘culinary archeology’ with Tomeu and sample a savoury pastry created used ancient cooking techniques
  • Sample one of the best tapas and variats at a bodega with a 75-years-old reputation
  • Taste the exceptional dessert - heladeria, made with mountain ice, syrup and almonds
  • Revisit Palma’s golden era while touring beautiful, hidden courtyards
  • Relish the explosion of flavours when sobrasada meets orange blossom beer
  • Discover the regional fruits and seafood at the local markets
  • Savour a glass of sparkling cava and a quintessential paella

Overview


Even though many are not aware, Mallorcan cuisine isn’t exactly traditional Spanish. This Food Tour in Palma de Mallorca will treat you to their own genuine "Cuina Mallorquina" consisting diverse Mediterranean products influenced over time by the Romans and Moors, at the most picturesque bodegas, taverns and family-run shops and enjoy selected Mallorquin specialities.

Our journey takes us to Tomeu who swapped his white lab coat for a baker’s apron to become a guardian of Mallorcan baking traditions. Presenting you with the core of "culinary archaeology", he explores lost historical recipes, with assistance from the local museum, and breathes new life into almost forgotten local delicacies with organic ingredients. You will get to sample one of his amazing savoury pastries prepared with ancient techniques amidst his beautifully decorated bakery. A family-owned bodega, with 75-years long reputation for serving the best tapas and "variats" from all over Mallorca, is also on our list. Sit back and enjoy one of the house specialties, just like actor Errol Flynn, that has made the traditional bodega a gastronomic icon in Palma.

We will also visit another small family-run Mallorcan institution, hidden away in the old town labyrinth, where you will get to taste the exceptional ‘heladería’ - a mix of  ice from the mountains with syrup and almonds. Originally founded over three centuries ago by a humble delivery boy, it is a creamy home-made refreshment that is synonymous with Palma. On your way to this little gem, let your eyes devour some delights as you admire courtyards that recall Palma’s golden age with their morbid charm while listening to stories of power, fate, and family feuds.

Your Mallorquin trail of gastronomy also treats you to a host of other sensational experiences, from a true explosion of flavours at Elena’s shop when sobrasada meets orange blossom beer, discovering regional fruits and catch at the market hall to enjoying a sparkling cava inside a historic palace, tasting paella mallorquina from Palmas no.1 rice expert, “dancing on the heads” of ensaimada bakers, finding out that life isn’t bitter at all when sipping a traditional Palo Mallorquín, and much, much more. This is a culinary experience that is sure to bring a huge grin on your face!

About the Supplier: Food is one of the biggest contributors to travel experiences. We are all foodies by nature and Food Hopping Europe understands that, leading to culinary experiences that touches upon all the nitty gritties and legacy of a destination’s cuisine. Making it an unforgettable affair are their food tours that almost resemble a multi-course menu of iconic dishes, quintessential flavours and a city’s best-kept secrets. With Food Hopping Europe, you will literally explore a new location through a carnival of flavours and a celebration of its cuisine!

Inclusions

  • 10+ delicious tastings at 10 different locations (Ten steps to transcendence!)
  • A menu of warm and cold local street food specialties (Some fire and ice for the soul!)
  • Local wine and typical drinks (Spanish sensations, anyone?)
  • 4-hour walking food discovery tour (A delicious journey!)
  • Small group - max 12 guests (An intimate affair!)
  • Dedicated local Food Hopping guide (The insider’s insight to all things good!)

Exclusions

  • Hotel Pickup & Drop Off (We bet you’ll be out and about!)

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