The « Mostra de Cuina Menorquina », a delicious way to learn about the island’s gastronomic potential, returns for two weeks.
All things Menorcan gastronomy will be celebrated this month of September as the island revels in the 13th edition of the Mostra de Cuina Menorquina, a route taking in 20 restaurants spread across different parts of the island. This time visitors will be leaving aside their bikes, kayaks and boats to indulge in all things related to good food, exploring Menorca by means of its gastronomy.
The end of summer is a perfect time to make a trip to the island. The busiest months of July and August are over and a slower pace offers great attractions that are well worth a visit.
Visiting Minorca is always worthwhile. Each season has its plus points, and each moment has its special charm. Over recent years we have seen how the month of September has become a favourite for those who prefer to enjoy Minorca with a certain air of calm.
Our classic Minorcan experience—spending the day at an organic vegetable garden with sea views and access to a secret beach—has had an update.
Minorca is much more than just sun and beaches; it is a way of life with a different pace and deep-rooted local traditions that remain unchanged over time, like spending the day right in the middle of a Biosphere Reserve.
Spring is a time of calm, which allows you to enjoy Menorca with peace and quiet, enjoying the authentic Menorcan rhythms.
The pre-summer season is a magnificent time to walk around an island that preserves all the green and all the calm that define it. Minorcan spring is characterized by being a transition season from green to ocher that prevails in summer. An instant in which nature takes center stage. For this reason, we propose some outdoor plans. However, just as it happens in the countryside, Menorca undergoes a cultural awakening during these months, in which the offer to enjoy good live music multiplies. These are the appointments and experiences that we recommend from Faustino Gran.
We give you some ideas to enjoy Menorca and our facilities with your partner.
In our last post, we talked about the possibility of organizing an event in our Country Club, an idyllic place in the middle of a Mediterranean pine forest. But what if the plan becomes more intimate? At Faustino Gran we are to celebrate love every day of the year, and not just on a specific date in February. That is why we give you three ideas to enjoy a romantic moment with your partner during your visit to Menorca.
Ask for information to organize that special event in one of the most magical places in Faustino Gran, surrounded by nature and savoring the pure Mediterranean.
Why we fall in love with the Casa de Pau
On the road that leads to the beaches of Algaiarens, north of Ciudadela, Faustino Gran hides one of the most beautiful places on the island: a peaceful retreat in the middle of a pine forest where you can rest, relax and breathe the Mediterranean essence.
Our Casa de Pau, which you can reach with the excursion service in our 4x4 cars, is made up of a swimming pool and solarium area, a food service area, and an orchard our own, where we grow the seasonal products that arrive on your plates. For this reason, spending a day at the Casa de Pau is spending a day totally away from the city, in absolute harmony with nature and without giving up any of the luxuries that you would have in our palaces. In addition, you have the possibility of reaching the sea, in a short walk of about 20 minutes, and enjoy a swim in one of the least traveled corners of the island. In fact, the old pier of the cove is very close to the Camí de Cavalls, one of the natural routes that you must visit in Menorca.
That is why it is one of the locations that we like to offer to organize events that require a relaxed, joyful atmosphere in direct connection with the earth. From weddings with a rustic and elegant touch, to a meal for a group of friends in which vegetarian dishes made with top quality products, collected directly from the garden located next to the pool, prevail.
The only thing you have to do is dream about that unique event, because we will make it happen. Menorca will set the stage.
2022 promises to be a very special year for our little paradise. We tell you why.
The taste of Menorca, in the world spotlight
At Faustino Gran we have long valued the flavor of the island. That is why we put all the love and taste in the gastronomic part of our project. Either through the dishes of the Can Faustino restaurant, the breakfasts in the garden or the evenings tasting the vegetarian proposals at the Country Club, made with produce from our own garden.
What for us is a fundamental pillar of the Menorcan experience, next year will be a milestone in the island's history. Menorca has been declared European Gastronomic Region 2022, a title that recognizes Menorcan cuisine as a unique asset, with an evident influence on the environment, well-being and health. The foundations of Mediterranean cuisine are mixed with culinary tradition, but also with a new way of preparing, presenting and rediscovering unique flavors, which have been preserved thanks to the inheritance that survives generations.
From Faustino Gran we join this declaration of a European Gastronomic Region, offering balanced dishes, cooked with care and fresh, local products.
We say goodbye to the 2021 season very grateful for the trust that our clients have placed in us once again.
And we close the doors to focus on expanding the Can Faustino experience.
The infatuation we feel for Menorca at Can Faustino is not limited to the landscape.
Nor to the people and the customs and traditions, of which our buildings are impregnated. Menorcans know that the most direct way to reach the heart is through the stomach. That is why they have carefully cared for their fields and sea, and all the food that they extract from them. Quality products , which mature in the sun, graze freely, chosen with care and care. And that come directly from trusted farms to our kitchen. For this reason, we want to discover one of the greatest pleasures that we offer at Can Faustino: its gastronomy.
Since 2019, Menorca has been awarded the Starlight destination and reserve distinction
What does this term mean? Basically, that the island has been considered as one of the best places in the world for observing the celestial vault. The low light pollution and the clarity of the environment make the Menorcan night sky the best opportunity to discover the cosmos with the naked eye. Although this distinction, awarded by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) through the Starlight Foundation, is not exclusive in Spain, it is the only one that has been given in the Balearic Islands.