Food & Drink

Finding fish and chips in Lanzarote

I wrote in a recent post on my blog that one of the things I missed from the UK was real fish and chips. Remember that we’re vegetarian so when I say ‘fish and chips’, I really mean ‘chips’ but it’s important that they are proper chip shop chips.

plaice in the sun

A couple of people who read my blog told me they had to rush off and eat some chips – including Jules! I also saw a very similar blog from another website written just days after mine entitled ‘What I miss from the UK ‘(which is pretty much what mine was called!) Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, I read his blog and guess what was first on his list of things he missed? Fish and chips!

One of the nicest things about writing a blog is that people make comments (mostly very nice) and offer you suggestions about where to find things mentioned. This is what happened to my post about chip shop chips. A very kind person called Stu Williams suggested I try ‘A Plaice in the Sun’ and it was in Playa Blanca where we live!

I had written about steaming chips that  read more »

Christmas Ruta de Tapas in Costa Teguise

Costa Teguise have confirmed that their popular Ruta de Tapas will be available again this Christmas. Thirteen restaurants from around the resort will each offer a tapas dish of their choice to be served together with a glass of wine, beer or water for just €2.50. Getting around the full list in one day might be too much of a challenge, although we’ve enjoyed trying a tapas crawl during previous events.

Boquerones tapas in Lanzarote

The Ruta de Tapas is a fantastic incentive for holiday makers to get out and try some authentic Spanish tapas dishes, the event is open from the 15th December 2011 until 8th January 2012.  Here is the list of participating restaurants for Navidad 2011 – 2012:  read more »

Lanzarote Wines, Guía Peñín 2012

After tasting an incredible 9,800 wines from the different regions of Spain the Guía Peñín, which is the reference point for the Spanish wine industry, presented their findings for wines from Spain for 2012.

Guíapeñín Logo

The Canari Dulce de Licor from Bodegas El Grifo was awarded the highest distinction of “Exceptional” described as having a powerful aroma, tasty on the palate, sweet, good acidity, long and concentrated.

There were also 17 wines from 7 different bodegas in Lanzarote which were awarded the category of “Excellent”, these were:  read more »

Tasting Lanzarote, Cochino Negro 9-18th December 2011

Participate in a special gastronomy week in Lanzarote by tasting the Canarian black pig.


Once again the island's restaurants come together to raise awareness of local products with high culinary value through the Canarian black pig week. Saborea Lanzarote is a project to bring local growers and restaurateurs together to promote the gastronomy of Lanzarote.

Sixteen restaurants across Lanzarote have confirmed their participation in the Semana enogastronómica Saborea Lanzarote del cochino negro y el vino (Week of tasting Lanzarote wine & food Canarian black pig).

The week starts this Friday 9th December and runs until the 18th of December. Each restaurant listed below will offer a special Cochino negro themed menu or a minimum of four dishes on their menu which must be accompanied with wines from Lanzarote. The restaurants participating are listed by their municipality:  read more »

Christmas Dinner Party Nights

Restaurants in Lanzarote are working hard to entice local businesses, residents and holidaymakers to enjoy a meal or party with them in the lead up to Christmas. Here are a few of the menus we’ve received so far, we’ll continue to add more as we find them.

Any menus for Christmas Day are being published here: Christmas Day Menus in Lanzarote

Costa Teguise:

La Vida – The 12 Days of Christmas

La Vida

Available 13th to 24th December 2011 from 19:00 to 22:00 (Two Course Meal €15.50 per person, Three Course Meal €19.50 per person & Special discount offered for large groups)

First Course

Home made Lentil Soup with a warm crusty roll or Local Goats Cheese & Date with a fig balsamic dressing

Main Course

A choice of traditional roast turkey or salmon accompanied by all your favourite festive trimmings


A rich moist Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce or cointreau custard or Wild Berries Sorbet  read more »

Christmas Goodies At Brown

Christmas goodies will be arriving at Brown for the start of December, with “Nanas” homemade mince pies available from December 1st. Keeping to a Brown family recipe, our pies are made with our own home-made sweet mincemeat.

Brown Deli goodiesTinnies from Brown Deli

Limited edition “Cranberry Christmas Chutney” and “Spiced Beetroot” are now available, and make great presents too, perfect for Teacher for a fiver! Also gift packed gourmet salts for only 3€.

We have got our “tinnies” in, choose from Quality Street or Roses.

Sausage rolls, pasties, pies & quiches available in  read more »

A tasteful week in Tías, 24th November to 1st December 2011

The first edition of "Semana de la mini tapa" starts this Thursday, 24th of November and it runs until the 1st of December in Tías.

Semana de la mini tapa Tias

This event is promoted by the "Asociación de Empresarios de Tías" and with the collaboration of the " Dirección General de Comercio", Felapyme and the "Concejalía de Comercio del Ayuntamiento de Tías" within the frame of Christmas Campaign of the Commercial Zone of Tías.

Six bars and restaurants are taking part on  read more »

For one day only: Lilium restaurant moves to El Grifo Winery, 27th November 2011

What a difference a day makes!  The people who attend this first occasion will be able to tell you.


Orlando Ortega, the restaurateur from Lilium, moves to the winery premises for one day only to present the menu that he submitted at a gastronomic contest in Tenerife last October.

The menu is the following:


Gofio light cream with baked white mullet with watercress and onions on vinegar  read more »

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