Anyone who visits the island should know that Mallorca is also a destination with food ‘to be savoured’. ‘sobrassada’, wine, ‘ensaïmada’, herbs, almonds, olive oil …. The island’s agri-food products stand out due to their excellent quality, and are hallmarks of Mallorcan identity. For this reason, and as a result of our commitment to the environment, at Nivia Born Boutique Hotel we rely on local companies to promote the island’s culinary heritage, as well as natural, hand-made cosmetics using local raw materials.
Our boutique hotel in the centre of Palma offers a select catalogue of products for sale to all its guests, some of which you can try in your room beforehand. For example, the fragrance Flor d’Ametler Fresc, a young perfume inspired by the Mallorcan almond groves, bringing you the fresh scent of its flowers, with a hand-deposited almond blossom included in the bottle. Among the amenities, you will also find shampoos, gels and soaps from Tot Herba, a company that produces in a sustainable way, as well as being socially responsible to the environment and local culture. If you would like to take your own container home, just contact any member of the Nivia Born Boutique Hotel team.
Bodega Ribas is another of our great allies for sharing Mallorcan flavours. Are you passionate about wine? Choose from Ribas Negre, with a markedly Mediterranean flavour; Ribas Rosat, which recaptures the Mallorcan Gargollassa variety; or Ribas Blanc, with aromas of pear, melon and a slight hint of almond. Any of these three wines will transport you to the essence of historic vineyards located at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana.
If Mallorcan wine is capable of winning over your palate, Son Mesquidassa olive oil, also on sale at Nivia Born Boutique Hotel and with D.O. Oli de Mallorca, will seduce you with ‘drops of paradise’ in a bottle that contains the most authentic flavours from the best olive groves. Do you want some advice? Save it for a good ‘pa amb oli’ (bread with olive oil).
And now that we’re talking about tradition, Mallorca’s emblematic ‘ensaïmada’ is a must. This snail-shaped sweet with a ‘saïm’ (lard) base is a feature at nearly all family events. Plain, with cream filling, angel hair or chocolate… The famous Forn del Santo Cristo has something for everyone. Order yours and share a sweet moment with your loved ones.