Food & Drink

Playa Blanca Cheese Fair 2014

The 3rd edition of the "Feria del Queso" will take place in Playa Blanca next Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of March.

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Under the "Saborea Lanzarote" brand this event offers the opportunity to sample not only the cheeses that the island has to offer, but its wines and tapas from local restaurants. 

The fact that this year’s event takes place over the course of two days, instead of one as in previous editions, is proof of its growing popularity.

Eight cheesemongers will be present including:  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Ikarus Gastro Art

We’d enjoyed some excellent meals at Ikarus in the old capital of Lanzarote over the years, this establishment had become our restaurant to celebrate special occasions in Lanzarote. When we heard it was under new ownership and my birthday was approaching, we made the decision we should go and find out if it was still a place for us.

Ikarus Gastro ArtIkarus Gastro Bar

Currently the gastro bar is open during the day plus Thursday and Friday evenings, we booked a table for eight people on a Thursday night at the end of January.

The new owner is Carlos Martínez, who some of you may already know from 4 Lunas at the Princesa Yaiza hotel in Playa Blanca. Ikarus Gastro have a menú and sugerencias offering a mixture of regular tapas dishes and daily specials.

Ikarus Gastro goats cheese saladIkarus Gasto Ham & Eggs

We ordered drinks and  spent some time considering the menus. There was a great variety of dishes so we took advice from Kiko our waiter who recommended the “huevos estrellados con iberíco” which is ham and eggs in English served on a bed of French fries which you just have to try! I selected the  read more »

Cantina Wine Awards 2014

We went to the first night of the Cantina Noches de Vino 2014 yesterday, if you love wine, you have to go this weekend!

Cantina Noches de Vino 6 7 & 8 FebCantina Wine Awards

Many of the local wineries have chosen to participate in this event, which means that for just €5 you can taste and vote for your favourites amongst a selection of 40 wines. It’s incredible value for money and an amazing opportunity to decide which  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Cochino Cojo

The Cochino Cojo has been on our list of places to try since they won the Ruta de Tapas competition held last Christmas in Costa Teguise.

El Cochino Cojo

We finally had the opportunity to test out their tapas during a lunchtime recently and we weren’t disappointed. The Cochino Cojo tapas bar restaurant is situated between C.C. Las Maretas and Pueblo Marinero on Avenida Islas Canarias. The shaded and sheltered terrace has a selection of rustic themed tables and the menu offers a varied choice of montaditos, pinchos & tapas dishes.

Cochino Cojo Sidre Natural Riestra

We ordered a bottle of Sidra Natural Riestra to share whilst we reviewed the food options. The menu was  read more »

Ruta de Tapas Costa Teguise 2013/14

The previous editions of the Ruta de Tapas Navideñas have been really popular in Teguise, this sixth edition is focussed on the holiday resort of Costa Teguise.

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Tapas routes are an ingenious way of allowing visitors to taste various local tapas dishes at a variety of cafe bars & restaurants, priced at just €2.50 for a tapa and a drink they’re also incredibly good value.

The Ruta de La Tapa Costa Teguise starts on Friday 20th of December, the launch will be held in El Cochino Cojo at 12:00 and runs through Christmas and New Year until the  read more »

Tasting Lanzarote Food & Wine Festival 2013

The Festival Enogastronómico Lanzarote was excellent last year, this food & wine tasting event is definitely worth a visit.

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The food and wine festival will be held in La Villa de Teguise, the historic old capital of Lanzarote on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December. This gastronomic event is an excellent way of tasting our locally produced food and wine, expect to meet local growers, wineries and restaurants all showcasing their produce. Additionally there are a few events on Friday evening including cinema, wine tasting and a concert.

The Official Programme is divided into three parts, Gastro, Market & Center, the events are spread over the weekend and include:




Friday 29/11:
17:00 Gastronomic Cinema for Kids: “RATOTOUILLE”, shown at the Village of Teguise Social Club (Youth Department), with popcorn and sodas.

18:00 Kid’s Workshop: “Fistful of gofio (Canary flour)”at the Village of Teguise Social Club, (Youth Department).

19:00 Wine Tasting: Wines from Lanzarote at La Cantina Restaurant.

21:30 Concert: Live Cuban music at El Patio Crêperie.

Saturday 30/11:

12:00 Guided tour through the historical centre of  read more »

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate like Lanzarote wines

Robert Parker is an American wine buff very well-known worldwide. The LA times in fact describes him as "one of the most influential wine writers in the world today".

Robert Parkers Wine Advocate Logo

The Wine Advocate magazine is a specialist publication where a team of reviewers that travels the globe searching for the best wines publishes their findings. Each wine they review is rated using Parker's 100 point system which was introduced back in 1978 and is now widely adopted by wine writers in every continent.

In the magazine's issue number 209, from October 31st, 2013, one of their reviewers, Luis Gutiérrez confirmed the scores awarded for some of our local wines in his article "Canary Islands: More than Just a Tourist Destination".  (Surely, we could have told him that!) From the D.O. Lanzarote ("Denominación de Origen" - Origin Denomination) he highlights four wines from El Grifo and another four from Los Bermejos.

The highest score awarded was 94 points for  read more »

Mini Tapa Week 2013

Under the slogan of "a tasteful week" the 3rd week of the Mini Tapa Week in Tías will take place next week.

mini tapa week Tias 2013

It's organised by he Asociación de Empresarios de Tías (AET) alongside the Townhall and Felapyme.

From  Monday the 11th to Sunday the 17th of November, 2013 you'll be able to taste these mouthwatering bites and vote for your favourite one as in previous years. Each tapa costs still €3 which also includes a drink and they will be served from noon until closing time. Participating Bar / Restaurants include:  read more »


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