Food & Drink
A tapas food & wine fair has been organised in the holiday resort of Puerto del Carmen to take place on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th of September 2014.
The Saborea Lanzarote brand which means Tasting Lanzarote promotes the island’s gastronomy. This weekend has been planned to coincide with World Tourism Day, along with 20 other Spanish cities, who will be holding similar events.
Plaza del Varadero is the square in the harbour situated in the old town area of Puerto del Carmen. A selection of restaurants, dairies and wineries from Lanzarote will be participating over the weekend with live music for entertainment.
The food stalls will be open for tastings: read more »
We believe that these are the top five sports bars for tourists in the holiday resort of Playa Blanca. Listed in no particular order, they all offer something a little bit different aimed at visitors in Lanzarote who want to catch up on the latest sporting action.
The Irish Anvil
Situated in an enviable position right on the promenade by the harbour at Punta Limones and the largest Irish bar in the resort. The Irish Anvil has to top our list of places where you can catch up with live sports coverage when on holiday in the South of Lanzarote. The bar is air conditioned inside with 4 big plasma screens and 5 televisions that can display up to 4 different channels covering the major sporting events including football, rugby, GAA, golf and horse racing.
With great food reviews, a large outdoor seating area and panoramic view across the bay of Playa Blanca The Irish Anvil is a great place for families as well as sportsmen.
WAX Sports Bar
WAX might be considered a small bar, but it has the biggest atmosphere. Situated in read more »
We were introduced to Miguel Galván during the third bodega hopping tour for residents with the Lanzarote Active Club.
Miguel invited the group to tea and coffee on the terrace of his finca situated on the outskirts of La Villa de Teguise. He escorted small numbers of us to see his collection of six beehives at this location. Whilst there, we noticed a wine barrel that had been connected to a hive which was separate from the others. Miguel explained that this was new, he had recently found the barrel with some bees already in residence so he had connected it up to a hive, the bees could be seen busily buzzing up and down the transparent tunnel between the two.
The bees that Miguel keeps are Abeja negra Canaria or read more »
Puerto del Carmen is full of great restaurants of all types, and you could eat out for every meal for a long period and never try them all! We’re doing our best, but it’s a lifetime’s work to report on every single one of them.
But there are some restaurants which are worthy of second or third visits – those places on the “special occasion” list, and ones which we use when we want to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary or just to have a treat.
Here are our 5 special occasion restaurants in Puerto del Carmen:
Set right in the harbour, with a terrace onto the ocean, Casa Roja serves excellent food and wine in a delightful atmosphere during lunchtimes and evenings. As you would expect, the sea food is delicious, although the Argentinian sourced steaks are pretty special as well. The building itself is fascinating, being one of the oldest on the island, dating from 1850.
Not to be confused with La Cabaña in Macher (which is also excellent) Casa Cabaña is situated in the old town of Puerto del Carmen and features an enclosed front terrace area and cool air conditioned interior. The house speciality is Beef Wellington, which is superb, and they also offer a good choice of poultry, fish and vegetarian dishes. The restaurant is British owned and is open evenings only from Monday to Saturday.
Full review to follow
Antica Trattoria di Verona
As you might guess from the name, read more »
We visited Casa Diama, which is in the wine growing region of La Geria, in order to understand more about wine growing and to taste Bodega Bermejo’s excellent wines. We went with a group from Lanzarote Active Club.
The house is set well back from the main road in La Geria, and is access by a 2KM dirt track, nestled well inside the volcanic region. The Timanfaya mountains can be clearly seen, and the borders of the finca are actually the lava flow from there. The black picon is extremely deep in this area, which is why the Hoyos (the circular holes dug to get the vines down to the soil) are so deep.
The house itself consists of a two bedroom property and a small apartment, which can be rented weekly and provides an extremely tranquil place for a get away break.
We were shown around the finca by the owner’s son Carlos. There are two grape varieties grown on the finca, the Malvasía, which is the bedrock of Lanzarote’s white wines, and the Moscatel, which provides the grape for the stunning sweet wines made here. The Mavasía grapes are being harvested now (July) and the others will be left on the vines until September, read more »
All of Brown’s fresh delicatessen produce will be available in their big summer sale this Saturday afternoon.
The half price sale starts on Saturday 2nd August at 13:30 and includes baked goods, salads, hummus, juices and filled rolls. You can find Brown’s in C.C. Calipso, just opposite Pueblo Marinero in the centre of Costa Teguise.
This event marks the start of Brown Deli’s summer holidays, Tracy and Mr Brown will be read more »
Lanzarote was the second island with the most prizes in the wine section of the 14th edition of Agrocanarias, scooping a total of 5 medals:
* Bodegas Reymar / Los Perdomos won a Grand Gold Medal for their "Moscatel de Licor 2012".
* Bodega Los Bermejos won another a Grand Gold Medal for their "Maceración Carbónica 2013" and also, two Silver Medals for their "Malvasía Seco Ecológico 2013" and their "Malvasía Naturalmente Dulce".
* And last, but not least, Bodegas read more »
Chef Jordi Esteve from the Michelin starred Nectari Restaurant in Barcelona, will be at the Hotel Princesa Yaiza in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote next week.
This talented Michelin Star Chef is participating in the Jornadas Gastrónimas at the Restaurante Islas de Lobos within the 5* hotel.
A tasting menu will be available on read more »