Food & Drink

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 »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Casa Tomás

Restaurante Las Caletas Casa Tomás is definitely off the beaten track, it’s a wonderful traditional Spanish restaurant right on the waterfront and within easy reach of Costa Teguise.

Tapas Casa TomasCasa Tomas salpicon de marisco

Situated in the streets at Las Caletas, which is the tiny village between the desalination plant and holiday resort, Casa Tomás is a family run Canarian restaurant specialising in fresh fish, seafood and paella.

Walking past the bar where several patrons were enjoying tapas we entered the large dining room at the back of the restaurant which offers a panoramic sea view facing towards Costa Teguise. The outdoor terrace is a charming small space with a few tables virtually in the sea, this was a popular place to sit and worth reserving or arriving early to bag a table.

Casa Tomas BoqueronesCasa Tomas puntillas

We looked at the menu, but on this occasion we decided to try a selection of tapas and ordered  read more »

Hecansa Restaurant Awards in Lanzarote 2013

Nineteen restaurants in Lanzarote have been awarded with the gold or silver certifications from Hoteles Escuela de Canarias (Hecansa),


The restaurants are all based within holiday resorts, Puerto del Carmen had the biggest number of awards with 11 establishments passing the grade, followed by 6 in Playa Blanca and 2 in Costa Teguise. Six of the restaurants achieved gold certification and thirteen of them were awarded silver for their efforts to improve the quality of their catering, customer care, management and organisation.

We can see a few of our favourites listed here…….  read more »

Best vintage since 2006

Lanzarote’s wine harvest exceeded 2,184,000 kilos this summer, which is a 22% increase on last year and the best vintage since 2006.

Malvasia Volcanica Grape

Nearly 1.5 million kilos of the Malvasía Volcánica grapes were harvested which were valued at €1.8 per kilo, other varieties ranged between €1.5 - €1.6 per kilo.

The abundant harvest from this year will help to meet the increased demand over recent years from different commercial opportunities to export Lanzarote’s wine. Previously 51% of the wine produced in Lanzarote has been sold outside of the island, 36% within the Canary Islands, 9% on the Peninsula and 6% abroad mainly to Germany, United Kingdom and United States.

Although Bodega Los Bermejos were the first  read more »

Tapas & Wine Week

It’s time for the next Saborea Lanzarote event with the Semana Enogastronómica de Las Tapas y El Vino.

Saborea_Lanzarote_Tapas_y_Vino_Sept_2013Fiesta de la Tapa 28 to 29 Sep

Fifteen restaurants in Lanzarote will be participating in the food and wine tasting event which will be held from the 20th to 29th September. Additionally the Fiesta de La Tapa will be held in the old harbour of Puerto del Carmen on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September.

Visit one of these participating restaurants during the event to enjoy the best tapas dishes in Lanzarote, served with local wine:  read more »

Wine & Cheese Tasting on Sunday

A wine and cheese tasting event will be held in English this weekend at the craft fair in Mancha Blanca.

wine-and-cheeseHaria stand Mancha Blanca Craft Fair 2013

We’ve already published full programme details of the Fiestas de Los Dolores & XXV Feria Insular de Artesanía but it wasn’t clear that one of the two tasting events will be held in English.

On Sunday 15th September, a Cata de vinos y quesos artesanales will be held in Spanish from 12:00 to 13:15, followed by a Wine & traditional cheese tasting in English at 14:00 to 15:15. Both sessions are offered free of charge and will be presented by Ana María Martín and Isidoro Jiménez.

There are 25 places available at each event, if you’d like to participate then you need to  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, La Cofradia Playa Blanca

If you like fresh fish, then you can’t go wrong by visiting one of the Cofradía de Pescadores restaurants around the island of Lanzarote. The Cofradía de Pescadores is the fishing association in the old harbours, so they can be found in Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Arrecife.

Restaurante La Cofradia Playa BlancaCofradia Playa Blanca Sama o Cherne

We had a chance to visit the Restaurante La Cofradía Playa Blanca recently, there is a menu but we decided on the fresh fish of the day. The suggestion was to share a larger fish between 2 people and the waiter brought out a Sama and Cherne to help us decide. The fresh fish is not priced, when we asked for an idea of how much it would cost, the fish were weighed, the Sama was slightly bigger and cost €32 and the Cherne €28.

Cofradia Playa Blanca CherneRestaurante La Cofradia Playa Blanca view

We decided on the Cherne, and  read more »


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