The Balearic island of Menorca is not only a favourite due to its sandy beaches and beautiful landscapes, it is also a leader in sustainability, which also encompasses the world of food. Well-loved for its fantastic gastronomy, today Minorcan chefs are staying local, promoting local produce and the islands cultural diversity. Today Menorca is the proud owner of the esteemed title of "European Region of Gastronomy 2022" for a good reason. Move to Menorca – buy a property – and relish a fantastic new home in a very special location and discover the islands delicious eateries – you will be pleasantly surprised at all that this magical island has in store for you! Put your search for a property in the hands of the professional real estate agents - Engel & Völkers Menorca, and buy a FINCA (country house) or other type of property with confidence. It will be the best move you ever made!
Menorca was selected for the "European Region of Gastronomy" title for the year 2022 on 18 January 2020 by the International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism (IGCAT). The aim of this IGCAT project is to promote local products as well as local cuisine in accordance with the principles of sustainable development as well as to discourage globalized food trends. The Institute has awarded Menorca this title for their efforts to enrich their gastronomic heritage and cultural diversity. If you want a home somewhere very special in the Mediterranean and place great value on diverse and first-class cuisine, Menorca is definitely the right place for you. Did you know that around 15% of all international tourists visit Spain for its fantastic gastronomy? At its heart the Menorcan gastronomical scene is Mediterranean and it definitely plays a significant role in shaping the island's identity. Not only is the world of food in Menorca constantly evolving, but it is also influenced by numerous other cultures. Menorca is also home to a number of local products with a designation of origin, such as Mahon cheese or Gin de Menorca (Xoriguer). Local businesses and farms make an important contribution to the local economy, offering tourists and locals a variety of gastronomic experiences with their homegrown products.
As a result of a long culinary tradition and the influences of the varying cultures that have occupied the island, Menorca has developed a great variety of local products and can offer a culinary fare like no other. The variety of ingredients that define the island's gastronomy includes cheese, marine food and fish, as well as mayonnaise, olive oil and honey. Try out the tasty carn I xua on the local farmhouse bread, they are the oldest cured sausages on the island and are an absolute must on any picnic. There is also the distinctive and better known sobrasada, which is also cured and seasoned with paprika. Taste the various wines, the excellent Xoriguer Gin and the fine beers of the island and if you are interested in how they are produced there are several local breweries producing their ware to the highest standard.
Take a peek at this glorious country house which lies 5 km from the capital Mahon – The island of Menorca comes very highly recommended by Real estate agent Engel & Völkers and this house is just one of many incredible properties for sale on the island today. In charming rural surrounds this beautiful house is still close to all that Mahon has to offer. Fabulous seafood restaurants, trendy bars and more casual eateries offering a tasty fare. All on one level and perfect for all the family and friends throughout the year, this fantastic finca has a total of 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in the main house, plus 2 living rooms and a big kitchen-diner all with access to the fabulous gardens. There is also a perfect little guest house with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and sitting room. The highlights of this home are the terraces, beautiful gardens, the circular pool and the kids pool/fountain. Of high investment interest is the possibility to let the property out for short stay holiday rentals during the weeks it is not being used privately, there is an ETV rental license in place and handsome returns are practically guaranteed. Check out the virtual tour. Want to see more? Contact real estate agent Engel & Völkers Menorca today!
Get ready to relish the diverse gastronomy of Menorca, where there are more than 200 producers offering food in 20 different categories.