Food & Drink

Tasting Bermejo Wine At Casa Diama

We visited Casa Diama, which is in the wine growing region of La Geria, in order to understand more about wine growing and to taste Bodega Bermejo’s excellent wines. We went with a group from Lanzarote Active Club.

Casa Diama

Casa Diama  Bodega

The house is set well back from the main road in La Geria, and is access by a 2KM dirt track, nestled well inside the volcanic region. The Timanfaya mountains can be clearly seen, and the borders of the finca are actually the lava flow from there. The black picon is extremely deep in this area, which is why the Hoyos (the circular holes dug to get the vines down to the soil) are so deep.

The house itself consists of a two bedroom property and a small apartment, which can be rented weekly and provides an extremely tranquil place for a get away break.

We were shown around the finca by the owner’s son Carlos. There are two grape varieties grown on the finca, the Malvasía, which is the bedrock of Lanzarote’s white wines, and the Moscatel, which provides the grape for the stunning sweet wines made here. The Mavasía grapes are being harvested now (July) and the others will be left on the vines until September,  read more »

Lanzarote Winners of Agrocanarias 2014

Lanzarote was the second island with the most prizes in the wine section of the 14th edition of Agrocanarias, scooping a total of 5 medals:

Agrocanarias 2014 winners

* Bodegas Reymar / Los Perdomos won a Grand Gold Medal for their "Moscatel de Licor 2012".

* Bodega Los Bermejos won another a Grand Gold Medal for their "Maceración Carbónica 2013" and also,  two Silver Medals for their "Malvasía Seco Ecológico 2013" and their "Malvasía Naturalmente Dulce".

* And last, but not least, Bodegas  read more »

Michelin Star Chef Jordi Esteve in Lanzarote

Chef Jordi Esteve from the Michelin starred Nectari Restaurant in Barcelona, will be at the Hotel Princesa Yaiza in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote next week.

Jordi Esteve Princesa Yaiza 24-26 July

This talented Michelin Star Chef is participating in the Jornadas Gastrónimas at the Restaurante Islas de Lobos within the 5* hotel.

A tasting menu will be available on  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review - Castillo San José

We were out with friends visiting Lansaldo in Arrecife, and we decided to go and enjoy some lunch at the Castillo San José.

Que Muac LanzaroteQue Muac glass fronted restaurant

Walking into the restaurant Qué Muac is fabulous – the décor is very “Lanzarote” with wooden floors, shaped concrete ceilings, and the view is one of the very best on the island. Huge picture windows look straight out to the Puerto Naos docks and the feeling is very much like being on a cruise liner, looking out to sea from the bridge.

We did have an initial disappointment – the kitchen is closed on a  read more »

Wine Run Traditional Cuisine Festival

Around 1,350 people are expected to participate in the wine run on Sunday,  today is the last chance for runners / walkers to register.

Wine Run ProgrammeWine Run Traditional Cuisine Festival 2013

The food and wine Traditional Cuisine Festival opens in Mancha Blanca at 18:00 on Saturday for the evening, and then again at 11:00 until 16:00 on Sunday afternoon.

We would recommend avoiding the LZ-30 road from San Bartolomé to Uga during Sunday morning as there will be intermittent cuts to the traffic flow as required between Bodegas La Geria and Bodegas El Grifo. The long run (23km) departs from Bodegas La Geria at 09:00, the finish line is next to the church in Mancha Blanca, where the winners will take home their weight in wine! The runners & walkers of the 10km will depart from Bodegas El Grifo around 10:30.

There are plenty of food and wine stalls to tempt you at the gastronomy festival with 11 restaurants, 5 wineries, 5 dairies and 5 other cuisine stands participating over the weekend. Plus the Expowinerun, cultural activities and two concerts with Boulevard performing at 20:30 on Saturday and Salva Pantallas at 14:15 on Sunday. The gastronomy tasting tickets are normally priced at €1 per tapa or drink and sold in denominations of €5.

Lanzarote Wine Run Programme 2014

Saturday 14th June

17:00 Collection of race numbers and opening of the Expowinerun  read more »

FIFA Ruta de Tapa

Catch up on all the FIFA World Cup action and enjoy a tapa, pintxo or beer for €1 in Costa Teguise.

Ruta del mundial

The Ruta del Mundial in Costa Teguise is from the 12th of June to the 13th of July. The €1 offer is available only during the Brasil 2014 football matches.

You can order a tapa, pintxo or beer for a euro from the following establishments in Costa Teguise:  read more »

Spanish Sunday Lunch And The Sobremesa

Spain is famous for it’s siesta culture. Siesta was important in the days before air conditioning, when workers would eat a hearty lunch (La Comida) before retiring to sleep for the hottest hours in the early afternoon, returning to work again early in the cooler evening, before enjoying a late and smaller evening meal (La Cena), once they returned home.

The siesta is gradually dying out, as commutes are getting longer, meaning people can’t return home easily, and businesses are switching to more conventional working hours.


But Sunday lunch remains a great Spanish tradition, and here in Lanzarote you’ll find most local’s restaurants are full of large family tables on a Sunday, with several generations enjoying a long  read more »

Summer Tasting Menu at Grillen

We were delighted to be invited to Grillen’s Summer Tasting on a Sunday afternoon. The team closed the restaurant and treated 20 guests to a delightful culinary experience.

Chef Nathan at GrillenGrillen home made breads & flavoured butter

The aims were to showcase new chef Nathan Johns Holmes’ skills, to give us a taste of some of the new dishes and specials that will be added to the regular menu from time to time, and to demonstrate what the team can offer through their new catering service for special occasions.

The other guests included owners Richard and Tarnya Norse-Evans, several of Club La Santa’s senior management, Lanzarote legends Kenneth and Anna Lis Gasque and Sands Beach Resort Director Juan Carlos Albuixech and his wife Carolina. Maitre D’ Morten welcomed us all with some Canapés and a glass of Cava and Nathan gave us a tour of the kitchen and an insight into how he “draws” his dishes as part of his recipe planning.

The attention to detail was stunning, with carefully chosen wines to accompany each course, some very unusual crockery used, and with beautifully presented menus, each wrapped with some freshly picked herbs.

The food was some of the best we’ve ever tried, with several interesting flavour combinations, and all with a summery theme. Almost all the fresh vegetables and herbs used by the restaurant are grown in fields you can see from your table, which means they couldn’t be more fresh, coming from field to table in a matter of hours.

Here’s what we had in addition to the fabulous canapés and home baked breads with three different types of butter  read more »


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