Palma de Mallorca, 07th Apr 10
AWARD WINNING LOCAL PRODUCE & MALLORCA'S SLOW FOOD MOVEMENT
MALLORCAN WINES SCOOP 14 BACCHUS AWARDS - SLOW FOOD MOVEMENT GROWS IN MALLORCA - FLOR DE SAL SUCCESS STORY - ANNUAL MALLORCAN FOOD FESTIVAL -
Mallorca’s tourism industry has developed so much over the last 15 years with the introduction of rural holidays encouraging visitors to experience the “other” Mallorca. Opening up the island’s countryside has in turn created a new focus on local produce.
Mallorcan Bodegas Win 14 Bacchus Awards
As Mallorcan bodegas cannot compete with the volumes of wine produced on the Spanish Mainland they have concentrated on producing fine quality wines and experimented with indigenous and imported vines. Last month, at the international Spanish Bacchus Wine Awards in Madrid, over 1600 wines competed from 21 countries. Mallorcan bodegas scooped up 14 prestigious Bacchus 2010 Awards with four Gold Bacchus Awards and 10 Silver Bacchus Awards. Full information: www.skybluemallorca.com/public/Bacchus_2010_14_Awards
Slow Food Grows in Mallorca
In 2007 a local Slow Food movement was established based on the premise set out by a world wide organisation called “Terra Madre” which values good tasting food grown in a sustainable environment.
The Slow Food movement in Mallorca encourages, promotes and develops the production of “eco-gastronomic” produce. It works at all levels with fishermen, farmers, artisan food and bodegas, chefs and restaurants and promotes organic farming and the preservation of the local countryside. Slow Food also looks at all different varieties of produce such as almonds (90 varieties) and figs (180 varieties) to encourage farmers to grow more of the lesser known varieties and to promote their consumption when in season.
Award Winning Flor de Sal
One of the island’s most successful products to have been launched in recent years is the crystal sea salt “Flor de Sal” which is farmed at Es Trenc in the south east of the island. Sophisticated packaging and marketing has successfully exported this product all over the world. Furthermore, it has just picked up two awards for “best packaging” and “best new health food” at the international GULFOOD event in Dubai. Flor de Sal now comes in 9 different flavours including some limited editions using organic local produce: www.flordesaldesestrenc.com
Mostra Cuina: 21st-25th April & 28th April – May 2nd
Mallorca’s traditional food festival is now in its 16th year and aims to offer an authentic flavour of Mallorcan cuisine throughout the island. This year 55 restaurants will be participating in the festival in 23 villages and towns throughout the island. Each restaurant will offer a special tasting menu on the above dates with their signature Mallorcan dishes for a maximum price of 14€ (approx ₤12.40) per person. Information available in English at: www.skybluemallorca.com/public/Mostra_de_Cuina_Mallorquina_2010.cfm
FREE Spanish Tapas at Fosh Food, Palma
Fosh Food restaurant is now offering a new “Tasca de Blanquerna” menu with a strong emphasis on local produce and organic ingredients. To give people a taste of the menu, the restaurant will be offering guests freshly prepared authentic Tasca tapas free with every drink purchased between 7-9pm. The restaurant terrace is on an interesting pedestrian street ideal to enjoy a drink at the end of the day and watch the world go by: www.foshfood.com
For further information, please contact:
Mallorca Tourist Board, Dominique Carroll / Anna Skidmore,
Tel:(+34) 971 725 396 Fax: (+34) 971 713 540
Further Press Releases:
GOOD NEWS FOR MALLORCA IN 2012 (09th Feb 12)
THREE KINGS - THE FESTIVITIES CONTINUE! (05th Jan 12)
FESTIVE SWEETS CAN BE HEAVENLY (05th Jan 12)