When night falls on a self-catering holiday in Menorca, you’ll find that there are plenty of colourful taverns and restaurants where you can gently unwind over a gin or a delicious lobster stew.
Spanish cuisine is rich in seafood and cured meats, such as chorizo and Iberico hams. Paella is one of the most common dishes and so is cocido, a meat and chick-pea stew. Of course, you must try tapas – a selection of small snacks served in social (often wine-drenched) situations. The Balearic Islands are famous for their vegetable sobrasada and local wines. The locals like to eat late, and a lot of restaurants don’t even open until 1:30pm at lunchtime and 8:30pm in the evening - but in the Balearic resorts you should be able to get a meal at any time of day and there’s plenty of choice for western, international dishes and fast food too.
During your self-catering holiday to Menorca, you will find that fiestas are a feature of Ibizan and Menorcan life. Throughout the year towns celebrate their patron saints’ days. Processions and fireworks, food and drink, music and dance, equestrian displays – they certainly know how to celebrate and if you’re lucky enough to catch one, you’re in for a treat.
Looking for a dream trip but don’t fancy sticking to the hotel menus and dining areas? Choose a self-catering holiday in Menorca with Thomas Cook instead and you can look forward to a perfect trip to the sunshine, with all the dining options that Menorca has to offer.