Food & Drink
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 »
Situated as either the first or last bar on the Avenida Maritima, depending which way you’re going, Yum Yums bar is fast becoming a favourite with Playa Blanca locals and visitors. It opened at Easter this year and has a steady buzz during the day but is also popular at night.
Yum Yums has the very best views of Playa Blanca from Marina Rubicon and the Papagayo beaches one way and to the harbour and ferry port the other. There’s always something going on as either the Fred Olsen or the Armas ferries are coming and going throughout the day. The speed with which they leave their moorings is always a surprise! There are also activities in the harbour with fishing boats and pleasure cruisers using the harbour. Foot passengers from Fuerteventura ferries often sit and wait in Yum Yums for their ferry and of course, it provides great people watching!
Yum Yums has 2 bars only a read more »
Twenty seven cafés, bars and restaurants in Arrecife are participating in the “Crea en Miniatura" tapas promotion from BienalArte Lanzarote.
From now until the 15th January 2012 these establishments situated around the Charco San Ginés and centre of Arrecife will create a miniature of tapas to try.
Restaurante Los Fogones
Cafetería La Plazuela
Cafetería La Tentación
Cafetería La Real
La Despensita read more »
Twenty nine restaurants in Lanzarote received gold and silver awards as part of the Plan de Mejora Gastronomía de Canarias in October.
This scheme is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism within the Canary Islands and run by Hecansa a hotel school based in the Canaries. Their aim is to increase the overall quality of restaurants in the Canaries by improving their products, service and management of the establishments. Training covers the kitchen, customer service, food safety and management through a combination of courses and onsite visits.
Currently a total of 59 restaurants in Lanzarote are participating in read more »