Food & Drink

Ruta de Tapas in Costa Teguise

We’ve loved the Ruta de Tapas Navideñas that have previously been held in La Villa de Teguise and Costa Teguise. This year nineteen restaurants in the holiday resort of Costa Teguise have confirmed their participation in the 5th edition of the Ruta de Tapas.

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The Tapas Route starts on Friday 21st December 2012 until the 6th January 2013, so you’ve got plenty of time to enjoy a tapa and drink for €2.50 at each of these establishments at least once during the festive season:  read more »

Brown Deli Christmas

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a family tin stuffed full of your favourite chocolates, that’s just one of the items included in the Brown Deli Christmas Hamper, which can be delivered free to any location in Lanzarote.

Brown Deli HamperBrown Deli Lanzarote

Tracy and the family have been busy creating hand made Christmas goodies such as Nana Brown’s mince pies, special meat or vegetarian wellingtons and spiced chutneys.

The Brown Deli hamper can include just about anything, best sellers include a savoury nibble tray, homemade chutney & cheese selection, mince pies, wine and chocolate. Payment can be taken via Paypal so these hampers can be ordered even if you’re not on the island, for free delivery in Lanzarote.

Special orders now being taken for  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Los Valles

We’ve passed the Restaurante Mirador de Los Valles on many occasions over the last few months, it always looks busy if the car park is anything to go by, plus we’ve heard a few good reports. This weekend our curiosity got the better of us and we ventured in with friends to find out for ourselves.

DonkeyRestaurante Los Valles Entrance

The donkey at the entrance was pleased to see us for a nose rub as we walked from the car park to the restaurant. It was around 13:30 on a Sunday and only a few tables were taken, we were offered a prime table right in the picture window overlooking the village of Los Valles. The weather wasn’t fit to sit outside due to the occasional and sudden showers of rain, although it was still a bright and sunny day.

Restaurante Los Valles InteriorTerrace & BBQ area

Immediately I felt at home, the whole building inside and out has a wonderful rustic feel with  read more »

CACT Christmas Lunches & Dinners

Two of the Centres of Art, Culture & Tourism in Lanzarote will be offering Christmas lunches and dinners for groups and companies.

CACT Christmas

The Castillo de San José in Arrecife and Monumento al Campesino in San Bartolomé have prepared special menus to celebrate Christmas with your colleagues, friends and family in their unique settings. The menus are entitled “un regalo para los sentidos” which translates as a gift for the senses and will be available until the 5th January 2013.

Monumento al Campesino

Two special evenings will be held on  read more »

Kennel Klub Fundraiser at L' Opera

The Kennel Klub was founded two months ago, their aim is to rescue dogs from the dog pounds in Lanzarote, saving them from euthanasia.

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To date they’ve successfully found homes for 11 dogs and have placed another four in foster homes until they can find their forever homes in Lanzarote or elsewhere in Europe.  Don Juan and Robert pictured above are still looking for their new family.

A fund raiser dinner is being held at  read more »

Tasting Lanzarote Wine & Food Festival, 29th Nov - 2nd Dec 2012

A four day food festival Enogastronómico Saborea Lanzarote will be held in La Villa de Teguise from Thursday 29th November to Sunday 2nd December.

Saborea Lanzarote 30 Nov to 2 Dec

From Tuesday 27th November local restaurants in the old capital of Lanzarote will open their doors to offer visitors a special menu in relation to the food fair with produce from Lanzarote.

During the weekend, the food fair will have three distinct areas including the Gastro Market, Gastro Center and Teguise Gastro.

More than 40 exhibitors can be found in the Gastro Market during Saturday & Sunday to offer visitors their best products for tasting priced at €1. Here you will find representatives from the best bodegas, restaurants, producers and artisans from Lanzarote.

Wanna be chefs can learn from the best by participating in special classrooms, with a variety of chefs and produce from the islands.

There will be lots of entertainment and activities alongside the food and wine with guided tours, films and live music.

Enogastronómico Saborea Lanzarote Programme 2012

Teguise Gastro

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Thursday 29th November

19:00 Remembering Grandma’s Recipes. Tasting puddings from traditional recipes in the Sociedad de la Villa.

20:00 Monologue from the theatre company Esperanza Spinola in the Sociedad de la Villa.

Friday 30th November

17:00 Gastronomic films for children in the Sociedad de la Villa

19:00 Lanzarote wine tasting with live music from Talulah & Jake  at La Cantina

21:00 Live music with The Blue Sofa  read more »

smöoy in Lanzarote

We first tried smöoy in Puerto del Carmen during September, their yoghurt based ice cream is simply delicious!

mmmm smooySmooy in Puerto del Carmen

It’s hard to miss smöoy with their pink branding along the beachfront in the resort, previously the Sports Bar, the local is directly opposite the main beach of Playa Grande. It has taken Miguel a few visits to fully understand what’s on offer and how to order here, although I think that’s because he’s partial to the ice cream rather than it’s complicated to understand.

For those new to smöoy there are two types of ice cream, the natural and  read more »

Tasting Lanzarote, Black Pig & Wine

Another Semana enogastronomica Saborea Lanzarote food event will be held from the 9th to 18th November, this time the menus will include cochino negro, one of our favourite dishes on the island.

Saborea_Lanzarote_Cochino_Negro_November_2012La Puntilla Cochino Negro

If you’re a meat eater and in Lanzarote over the next ten days, you really should visit at least one of the twelve local restaurants offering this delicacy of Canarian black pig.

We took advantage of this tasting week last December and visited Restaurante La Puntilla in the Charco San Ginés area of Arrecife. The pork was simply stunning, I can still recall the taste of this delicious, crispy and succulent dish featured above.

Chefs from the following restaurants have prepared special menus at affordable prices for this gastronomy event. The black pig will be served in  read more »

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