Food & Drink

Recipe Flan de Leche Condensada

This week’s recipe is a local dessert called Quesillo or Flan de Leche Condensada which is deliciously sweet and easy to make.

Flan de Leche Condensada

Ingredients:

200g condensed milk  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Garibaldi

I think I’ve mentioned before that, as vegetarians, we find it hard to eat in many restaurants. But we have found that Mexican food is normally good for us as there are lots of dishes to choose from.

Garibaldi MargaritaGaribaldi Nachos

Garibaldi Restaurante Mexicano in Calle Limones in Playa Blanca opened last year so we thought we’d check it out. It’s in the pedestrian area and on the first floor so you have good views of people coming and going and all the shops in the centre of the town.

The décor is great with some life-size models of Mexicans so you are certain you’re in the right place! We got off to a good start, even though the restaurant was empty, the staff were welcoming and friendly. I ordered a Margarita which was both enormous and delicious! We had nachos and cheese to start with which came with a large supply of sour cream, jalapeno salsa and guacamole. The nachos were good and  read more »

Día del Padre at the Monumento al Campesino

Monday 19th March is Día del Padre (Father’s Day), the Monumento al Campesino in San Bartolomé have arranged for special activities for all the family to enjoy this weekend to celebrate.

Día del Padre

There is a special menu priced at €14.95 per person available on both Saturday & Sunday which includes:  read more »

Lanzarote Recipes: Almogrote Gomero

If we’re not mistaken Bodega Stratvs serve almogrote at their wine tastings and in the restaurant. We think it’s perfect to serve as an accompaniment to a good glass of Lanzarote wine and a great way to start the weekend.

Almogrote

Photo: www.alimentosdelagomera.com

Ingredients:

500g old cheese

A chilli

8 cloves of garlic  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Brunch at Bodega Stratvs

Bodega Stratvs have been offering a Brunch menu on weekends and fiestas for some time, we were tempted to try it last Saturday.

Bodega Stratvs Fruit Brunch at Bodega Stratvs

As part of our weekend is now dedicated to training for triathlon, we had been for a run with the Lanza Road Runners in Puerto del Carmen and were out on a bike ride with a group of friends when we realised we were starving. It was just gone midday when we paused outside the Bodega Stratvs 24km into our ride, there was a quick discussion if we could make it back to our cars to finish our ride and return before the menu cut off at 1pm.

After a quick count up of the cash we were carrying between us we dismounted and walked our bicycles around to the rear of the bodega. We were disappointed then to be told that at 12:10 it was too late to order brunch for our group, a large party was expected at 1pm and they couldn’t cater for us. Not too happy with this, we questioned the decision with another member of staff who persuaded the kitchen to take our table.

Bodega Stratvs chocolate croissantBodega Stratvs salmon crepe

The waiter still trying  read more »

Michelin Guide Restaurants in Lanzarote 2012

We know that eating out in Lanzarote is one of the most important experiences during your holiday and that our resident readers are always looking for new places to try.

You may be interested to try one of the three restaurants that have been mentioned in the Michelin Guide, they are all situated within the Yaiza municipality of the island making them handy for people visiting or living in Playa Blanca and Puerto Calero.

Via_Michelin_Map_Lanzarote espana_2012_michelin

The three restaurants worthy of recognition by La Guía Michelin as it’s known in Spanish are Aromas Yaiza in Playa Blanca, Amura in Puerto Calero and Mariateresa which is situated within the Finca Salinas in Yaiza.

Aromas Yaiza, Calle La Laja, Playa Blanca

The guide  read more »

Lanzarote Recipes: Sweet Quesadillas

As we’re having a cheese tasting week in Lanzarote, we thought we’d share the Sweet Quesadillas recipe which originated from the island of El Hierro.

Islas Canarias Sweet Quesadillas

Ingredients:

1kg Manouri / Ricotta or other soft unsalted cheese

500g sugar

250g flour  read more »

Cheese Fair in Playa Blanca, 18th February 2012

There will be a Feria del Queso in the resort of Playa Blanca on Saturday, as part of the Saborea Lanzarote wine & cheese tasting week in Lanzarote.

Feria_del_Queso

The cheese fair will be situated in a special area in the centre of Playa Blanca, for €1 residents and tourists will be able to enjoy tasting cheese & wines from Lanzarote. The event will open at 10am until 3pm (or until supplies last) and traditional folklore music will be performed live from the group Parranda Janubio from 11am to 2pm.

The fair programme includes:  read more »

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