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Balearic Islands Food and Drink

Specialities


• Ensaimada (spiral-shaped cake, dusted with icing sugar).
• Sobrasada (soft, spreadable red chorizo-like sausage).
• Mallorcan soups.
• Tumbet (baked dish of layered potato, courgette, aubergine and tomato sauce).

Tipping

It is customary to tip, normally 10% of the total bill in restaurants.

Regional drinks


Palo and herbes de Mallorca (aromatic herby liqueurs from Mallorca).
Herbes Ibicencas (aromatic herby liqueur from Ibiza).
Gin is distilled in Mahón, a legacy of 18th-century British occupation.