Food & Drink

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 »

Michelin star chef Adam Simmonds in Lanzarote

Award winning chef, Adam Simmonds from Danesfield House will be in Lanzarote next week.

Adam Simmonds Princesa Yaiza

Adam has an impressive culinary history, his experience includes working with Marco Pierre White at Les Saveurs and L’Escargot, before moving to Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. He earned his Michelin star at Ynyshir Hall in 2006 and has been at Danesfield House since 2007.

The Michelin star chef will be holding a Gastronomic Workshop to share his culinary secrets at the Princesa Yaiza hotel in Playa Blanca from the 29th to 31st August. This special tasting menu will be available in  read more »

Star Gazing & Wine Pairing

Lanzarote has a beautiful night sky, it’s a perfect place to watch out for shooting stars this Saturday, with the arrival of Perseid.

Perseidas at Zen Terraza 10 Aug

Terraza Zen and Restaurante Getaria have a special evening planned on Saturday 10th August including a night of astronomy and a wine pairing menu. Guests will be guided by two astronomers with professional telescopes and high power laser to observe the meteor shower, see the craters on the moon and the rings of Saturn.

Places are limited, the price is €25 per person which includes a special cocktail and wine pairing.

Noche Especial de Estrellas Fugaces

Cucharillas (spoons):

Salmon ahumado con queso fresco de Lanzarote y confitura de tomate ecológico (smoked salmon with fresh cheese from Lanzarote and confiture of ecological tomato)

Cucharitas de crema de  read more »

Finca de Uga

You’ll have to take our word for it that the Finca de Uga is a very special place as it’s not open to the general public. We were privileged to be invited in for a tour of their premises, along with our friends at the Lanzarote Active Club. We were all keen for a peek behind the scenes at this award winning farm in Lanzarote.

Finca de Uga entranceFinca de Uga view

Primarily the Finca de Uga is a quesería, a dairy farm with cows, goats and sheep for livestock. What strikes you immediately is the passion behind this project, this is no ordinary farm, it’s landscaped and beautifully planted with large enclosures for the animals, who seem extremely content with life.

Finca de Uga birdsFinca de Uga bouganvilleaFinca de Uga style

The dairy was founded in late 2006 by Juan Francisco Rosa and in collaboration with Cheese Master Francisco Fabelo Marrero, they won their first award at Agrocanarias in 2007. The philosophy behind the farm is  read more »

Lanzarote Ice Cream Parlours

Three of Lanzarote’s Ice Cream Parlours have been voted amongst the top ten in Andalucia, Canary Islands, Catalonia and Valencia according to an article ¡Al rico helado! published by TripAdvisor today.


Top of the list for the island at number two is Antiu Xixona situated on the Paseo Maritimo promenade overlooking Playa Las Cucharas beach in Costa Teguise.

Described as dedicated to the distribution and sale of high quality ice cream and pastries. They have the exclusive representation of Grupo Alacant & Chelats Sarrate. Offering a grand variety of haute cuisine ice cream products using unusual ingredients such as foie gras, sea urchin, truffle oil & wasabi.

One reviewer described Antiu Xixona as “a fantastic place for coffee, waffles, Ice Cream and superb pastries. It is situated on the front Paseo Maritimo, Local 2 Costa Teguise. It is a lovely place to sit and enjoy all their lovely tasty bites. It looks over the beach and Alehandro and the staff are very very nice. Would recommend their Waffles with Chocolate Negro, totally indulgent and scrummy.”

At number five is  read more »

Learn To Cook Curry With Poonam

Many residents will know Poonam, who runs the supermarket in Calle Anzuelo, where she sells an alluring range of spices and Indian ingredients.

She’s also a top notch curry chef, and we’ve been enjoying her recipes for years.


Poonam has decided to share her knowledge on Indian cuisine, and will be holding classes at various venues.  read more »

Vendimia at Bodegas El Grifo

Celebrate the wine harvest with a special day at the Bodegas El Grifo on Sunday 11th August.


The “Un día de vendimia” programme includes a visit to the vineyard to experience the actual harvesting of the grapes. Then back to the Bodega at El Grifo for a tour of the premises including the museum. This bodega is the oldest winery in the Canary Islands, dating back to 1775.

Restaurante Lilium have collaborated with the bodega to provide  read more »


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