Friday, September 15, 2017

It’s a gin den

Thanks to British rule during much of the 18th century, gin has become a big part of life in Menorca. More specifically a drink consisting of gin mixed with bitter lemon, known as Pomada. Visit the Xoriguer Gin distillery and factory shop just by Mahon harbour for a closer look (and taste).

Monday, September 11, 2017

Menorca Mayonnaise The origins of mayonnaise were in 1756, when Duke de Richelieu landed on the isle with 20,000 cFrench troops. During his stay, his chef invented a sauce based on the local allioli recipe. When it was served at the victory banquet in Paris, the French quickly popularised it. Some even still call the sauce mahonesa to stress its Menorcan origins.