Food & Drink
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 »
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
La Vida – The 12 Days of Christmas
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)
Home made Lentil Soup with a warm crusty roll or Local Goats Cheese & Date with a fig balsamic dressing
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 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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
We really were trying hard not to mention the “C” word as it’s still only mid November but judging by the amount of comments and emails we’ve had regarding Christmas in Lanzarote for 2011 / 2012 you obviously are.
We will be running our usual Guide to Christmas but not until much closer to the event, we’ve decided to start posting the menus for Christmas Day on this page so that you can book now if you’ve decided where to enjoy your Christmas dinner in Lanzarote. After all, if the restaurants in Lanzarote have all ready given it some thought, published their menus and are now taking bookings, then why not, we wouldn’t want you to miss out now would we!
La Cabaña Restaurant in Mácher €59.50 per person
Christmas Cocktail on Arrival
Honey Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Mains read more »
We love nothing better than a fresh fish lunch eaten at a restaurant situated over looking the sea somewhere along the coast in Lanzarote. Most of the time we leave which fish of the day up to the waiter and we’ve yet to be disappointed.
The Spanish name of the fish often bears no resemblance to the English equivalent so we’ve shortlisted a few of the more common ones found on menu’s in Lanzarote to help you decide what to order.
Dorada – sea bream
Cherne – stone bass
Bonito – skipjack tuna
Bocinegro – common sea bream
Boquerones – anchovies
Lubina – sea bass
Vieja – parrot fish
Morena - moray eel
Gueldes – whitebait
Cantarero - scorpion
Medregal - amberjack
Gambas – shrimps
Langostinos – prawns
Pulpo – octopus
Calamares – squid
Lapas – limpets
Mejillones – mussels
Here’s some more of our suggestions of where to enjoy fresh fish of the day when enjoying your Lanzarote holiday.
One of the strangest fish we’ve eaten in Lanzarote is called cantarero, it was served to us twice recently. The first time we were enjoying Sunday lunch in the small coastal village of Arrieta in the North, Restaurante El Charcon sits on the harbour overlooking the dolls house. We told the waiter we’d like fresh fish of the day but served fried and he suggested cantarero, simply prepared with the sides scored and deep fried it was delicious. Later when we looked up the name we found out we’d just eaten a plate of scorpion fish! Not the most handsome of the species but definitely very tasty.
I was offered cantalero a week or read more »
The Festival Enogastronómico Saborea Lanzarote will be held in Teguise, the old capital of Lanzarote during the last weekend of November.
During Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November visitors to the wine & food show will be able to taste the local cuisine of Lanzarote. There will be three areas to the festival which include cooking classes, tasting sessions, professional guest speakers, food exhibition, entertainment and children’s activities.
Aula del Gusto – A selection of read more »