Sunday, 11 December 2011
Breakfast included: Alcafar Vell, Menorca
Rustic, chic and little-known, the Alcaufar Vell boutique hotel is a quiet and sophisticated spot on the Balearic's most unspoilt island.
Breakfast is taken in the Arabic-style courtyard in the shadow of the hotel's stunning facade. The
plants offer atmosphere and a haven for the crickets that provide the Mediterranean sound effects.
The selection offers the flour-dusted local ensaimadas, a pastry of concenrtic rings, plus mini chocolate croissants and pretty pots of yoghurt and coulis.
The melt-in-the-mouth Spanish ham was divine, on torn-off chunks of fresh bread and local hard cheese.
Coffee from the machine was disappointing, but the surroundings more than made up for it.