As mentioned yesterday Mercat de l´Olivar is the main food market in Palma de Mallorca. Visit the indoor mall in the morning. Meat, vegetables, fruit and cheese are lined up in separate stalls in a delicious presentation with good documentation of type, quality and prices.
The Serrano cured ham is sold in a variety of prices and the top quality is called Jamón ibérico or pata negra,
Fresh vegetables (see fruits in yesterday post) are lined up and not covered in plastic as we see in ordinary supermarkets.
In gardens the lemon trees are carrying mature fruits, and if traveling by train from Soller the track goes through lemon farmland.
Lunch menus are normally standardized and pastas, pizzas, tortillas and salads can be found all over the island and cities. The salad portions are large with mixed lettuce and tasteful sauces. Recommendation goes to Salad Roquefort and Spanish Omelet.
In public areas entertainment (and begging?) are normal, and we were surprised of the quality by the performers. No "Rose of Donau" on Accordion in Palma as we are more than fed up with here in Oslo
After lunch visit some of the small specialist shops selling Sobrasada, a Majorcan sausage, and a typical Spanish Mediterranean product. This one is located in C. St Domingo 5.
Tapas is the name of a wide variety of appetizers you can get at almost all bars and restaurants. Instead of peanuts and olives Tapas can be taken together with a drink on your way to your dinner restaurant. Forn des Teatre became our "local" during these days.
Tourists are normally recommended to visit the Sa Llotja area of Palma, crammed with (international) restaurants, bars and clubs offering live music from flamenco to jazz to blues. Many stay open until 3pm or 4pm, although officially 2pm is wind-down time.
We found "our place" not far from the hotel. At Celler sa Premsa you can have suckling pig or shoulder of lamb which are culinary delights.