With such an excellent range of staple products, Menorca food and drink can be said to combine the best of both land and sea. Perhaps the best known seafood dish is the “caldereta de llagosta”, a delicious and succulent lobster stew served on fine slices of toast. Minorcan cuisine is at times a survival cuisine, which preserves the original flavour of its high-quality products to the maximum.It is based on fishing, particularly longline fishing, and on seafood, especially crustaceans, clams and squid. Fruits and vegetables are cultivated in as much variety as possible. Seafood has always been of utmost importance here, and the island also has a long history of cattle farming – both for meat and diary production. With such an excellent range of staple products, Menorca food and drink can be said to combine the best of both land and sea.