A boat across the harbour, vermouth tasting plus two cooking lessons
Itʼs an early start today, so that we can take the boat across Mahon harbour to the Isla del Rey, a tiny island that once served as a military hospital. Following a guided tour during which youʼll hear about this islandʼs fascinating history, weʼll enjoy a traditional Menorcan breakfast.
Back on the “mainland” we take a stroll along the picturesque harbour and stop for a glass of homemade vermouth (or a coffee, if preferred!) at one of our favourite little bars. Then itʼs off to the seaside – what better place to learn about seafood preparation. Youʼll meet the first of our wonderful professional chefs who trained in well known London restaurants before running two successful restaurants on the island. Any apprehension you may have previously felt about cleaning and cooking fish and shellfish will be put to rest and, before you know it, youʼll be tucking into a seafood feast at the waterʼs edge.
We head back to the farmhouse in the afternoon and get ready for another cooking class. This one will be taught by Chef David, one of the islandʼs leading chefs, who trained in Madrid before falling in love with Menorca and opening his restaurant here. The evening will be spent learning how to prepare a variety of modern tapas, as well as practicing carving Iberico ham. Enjoy the fruits of your labour, along with wine pairings, for dinner.