Food & Drink

Michelin Star Chef Jordi Esteve in Lanzarote

Chef Jordi Esteve from the Michelin starred Nectari Restaurant in Barcelona, will be at the Hotel Princesa Yaiza in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote next week.

Jordi Esteve Princesa Yaiza 24-26 July

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 »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review - Castillo San José

We were out with friends visiting Lansaldo in Arrecife, and we decided to go and enjoy some lunch at the Castillo San José.

Que Muac LanzaroteQue Muac glass fronted restaurant

Walking into the restaurant Qué Muac is fabulous – the décor is very “Lanzarote” with wooden floors, shaped concrete ceilings, and the view is one of the very best on the island. Huge picture windows look straight out to the Puerto Naos docks and the feeling is very much like being on a cruise liner, looking out to sea from the bridge.

We did have an initial disappointment – the kitchen is closed on a  read more »

Wine Run Traditional Cuisine Festival

Around 1,350 people are expected to participate in the wine run on Sunday,  today is the last chance for runners / walkers to register.

Wine Run ProgrammeWine Run Traditional Cuisine Festival 2013

The food and wine Traditional Cuisine Festival opens in Mancha Blanca at 18:00 on Saturday for the evening, and then again at 11:00 until 16:00 on Sunday afternoon.

We would recommend avoiding the LZ-30 road from San Bartolomé to Uga during Sunday morning as there will be intermittent cuts to the traffic flow as required between Bodegas La Geria and Bodegas El Grifo. The long run (23km) departs from Bodegas La Geria at 09:00, the finish line is next to the church in Mancha Blanca, where the winners will take home their weight in wine! The runners & walkers of the 10km will depart from Bodegas El Grifo around 10:30.

There are plenty of food and wine stalls to tempt you at the gastronomy festival with 11 restaurants, 5 wineries, 5 dairies and 5 other cuisine stands participating over the weekend. Plus the Expowinerun, cultural activities and two concerts with Boulevard performing at 20:30 on Saturday and Salva Pantallas at 14:15 on Sunday. The gastronomy tasting tickets are normally priced at €1 per tapa or drink and sold in denominations of €5.

Lanzarote Wine Run Programme 2014

Saturday 14th June

17:00 Collection of race numbers and opening of the Expowinerun  read more »

FIFA Ruta de Tapa

Catch up on all the FIFA World Cup action and enjoy a tapa, pintxo or beer for €1 in Costa Teguise.

Ruta del mundial

The Ruta del Mundial in Costa Teguise is from the 12th of June to the 13th of July. The €1 offer is available only during the Brasil 2014 football matches.

You can order a tapa, pintxo or beer for a euro from the following establishments in Costa Teguise:  read more »

Spanish Sunday Lunch And The Sobremesa

Spain is famous for it’s siesta culture. Siesta was important in the days before air conditioning, when workers would eat a hearty lunch (La Comida) before retiring to sleep for the hottest hours in the early afternoon, returning to work again early in the cooler evening, before enjoying a late and smaller evening meal (La Cena), once they returned home.

The siesta is gradually dying out, as commutes are getting longer, meaning people can’t return home easily, and businesses are switching to more conventional working hours.

Sobremesa

But Sunday lunch remains a great Spanish tradition, and here in Lanzarote you’ll find most local’s restaurants are full of large family tables on a Sunday, with several generations enjoying a long  read more »

Juice y Smooth at Brown Deli

We thought Brown Deli couldn’t get any better, however they’ve just added a whole new range of juices and smoothies to their drinks menu for summer.

brown-juiceBrown Juice Bar

The yummy and healthy drinks available include:

Freshly squeezed orange, grapefruit or apple, plus a super juice mix of carrot, apple & kiwi

Crushed ice coolers including  read more »

Summer Tasting Menu at Grillen

We were delighted to be invited to Grillen’s Summer Tasting on a Sunday afternoon. The team closed the restaurant and treated 20 guests to a delightful culinary experience.

Chef Nathan at GrillenGrillen home made breads & flavoured butter

The aims were to showcase new chef Nathan Johns Holmes’ skills, to give us a taste of some of the new dishes and specials that will be added to the regular menu from time to time, and to demonstrate what the team can offer through their new catering service for special occasions.

The other guests included owners Richard and Tarnya Norse-Evans, several of Club La Santa’s senior management, Lanzarote legends Kenneth and Anna Lis Gasque and Sands Beach Resort Director Juan Carlos Albuixech and his wife Carolina. Maitre D’ Morten welcomed us all with some Canapés and a glass of Cava and Nathan gave us a tour of the kitchen and an insight into how he “draws” his dishes as part of his recipe planning.

The attention to detail was stunning, with carefully chosen wines to accompany each course, some very unusual crockery used, and with beautifully presented menus, each wrapped with some freshly picked herbs.

The food was some of the best we’ve ever tried, with several interesting flavour combinations, and all with a summery theme. Almost all the fresh vegetables and herbs used by the restaurant are grown in fields you can see from your table, which means they couldn’t be more fresh, coming from field to table in a matter of hours.

Here’s what we had in addition to the fabulous canapés and home baked breads with three different types of butter  read more »

Back To Barstro

We had some social catching up to do after all of our training for Ironman, where better to spend an evening than with friends than at Barstro in Nazaret? We were joined for the meal by Heidi from the Barstro team, John and Hellen Beckley from Sands Beach Active and Mark Fountain who was on the island shooting a video.

Barstro AsparagusBarstro Strudel

As always we were warmly greeted by Viktor and Mercédes on arrival and we chatted at the bar until the rest of the party arrived. For starters I ordered grilled asparagus with hazelnut, red currant and maple syrup and Miguel the pumpkin & goat cheese strudel. Not only did they look pretty as a picture, they tasted great too. I loved the sharpness of the red currants combined with the green asparagus which is in season here at the moment. The strudel was a fabulous mix of flavours with the sweetness and savoury cheese blending in harmony.

Barstro DuckBarstro Beef

After burning thousands of calories during Ironman, we were craving red meat, so my main course just had to be the  read more »

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