Our favourite lifestyle store in Palma!
This pick-of-the-month is dedicated to a duo that join us for almost every meal: salt and pepper. The importance of salt for our health, the only rock we eat, is crystal clear: it evens out mineral deficiencies and helps regulate fluid balance, nerve transmission and muscle function. But there is a full story behind salt’s ascent to its all-important position on the table. As agriculture developed, salt became a tradeable product (even for gold), played a vital part in many cultures’ religious rituals, started revolutions and has even been the cause of bitter warfare.
The other go-to spice of life, pepper, also started its career as a commodity in the spice trade. However, it was a while before pepper achieved its star status as it was mainly used to hide the flavour of rotting meat on long sea voyages. It’s said that Louis XIV was the first to ‘discover’ this gastronomic match made in heaven. The French King insisted on his meals being seasoned with a sprinkling of salt and pepper and other gourmands quickly followed suit, resulting in this gastronomic yin and yang becoming cornerstones of modern cooking.
As spices of great cultural and culinary value, surely they deserve to be stored in grinders worth your salt? Rialto Living sell a whole range of high-quality grinders that will look great on any superyacht’s dinner table. Our favourites include the various mills made by iconic French brand Peugeot, the cute animal shakers by Quail Ceramics and Stelton’s stylish sets.
Rialto Living, conveniently located on Calle Sant Feliu 3, is just a stone’s throw away from Palma’s STP and sells a wide selection of eye-catching super yacht must-haves. Have a snoop around and see for yourself. And if you make a purchase don’t forget to flash your STP (or other) entry card so you can relax in their leafy, oasis-like café and sip on a complimentary ‘cafe con leche’ before you head back to the boat.
C. Sant Feliu 3
Palma de Mallorca
+34 971 71 33 31
Photography: Sofia Winghamre