The new Balearic tourism law requires, at minimum, three per cent of hotels’ food and drink to be locally produced in the Balearics. This increases to five per cent depending on establishment. Three or five, the percentage is not exactly great. The law encourages greater percentages in that a revised star classification system scores the amount of local produce, the Podemos-appointed director of agriculture and the Podemos parliamentary spokesperson having lauded this in an article as a step in the right direction to food sovereignty in the Balearics. Good news for the agriculture and tourism sectors and good news for sustainability.
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David, Villa Italia in port Andtrax? It’s closed and been sold, and they have already knocked down the extension at the back. Rumour is it’s going to revert back to a villa again. Hope work finishes soon as it’s very noisy!
Guys , while we are talking about food. Can anyone tell me if the Villa Italia is still open. I have sent mails but no answer. Appreciate if you an help
Thanks for the compliment Morgan. Now retired I traveled and worked world wide including Pamplona in Spain. I don’t think I am unique in my cosmopolitan tastes, but agree some Brits can be conservative in their tastes. That characteristic is also present in other national groups look at the curry worst outlets in paguera and newcastle. Actually I like German food habit developed in Frankfurt and Berlin If it tastes good and don’t kill you I will try it
David - you're apparently a bit more worldly than those who ask on travel forums if they can take butter, eggs, bacon, flour and beef roast on the plane. Because, you know, that foreign stuff could be wonky, if you can even get these things over there in the third world across the channel. But yes, the food here is great. And (relatively) inexpensive. Unfortunately, there's just not enough production to supply the whole of the balearics without seriously cutting established supply chains to the rest of Europe (including the UK).
David, because most tattood tourist, with a brain size of that of a dried up raisin in their heads, only want pizza, kebab, mum's "home cooked" baked beans, sausage and fried egg.
I think 50% might be a bit of a challenge but maximising local spend and content would be an excellent outcome for the Balearics. When you try the real Mallorca foods, lamb, port soller prawns. Almina Negra wines. Tumbet , sobrisada why have pizzas and kebabs. And factory beer. Looking forward getting back
3 or 5% is nothing - they should be trying to get 50% of food produced locally.