Food & Drink
We were introduced to Miguel Galván during the third bodega hopping tour for residents with the Lanzarote Active Club.
Miguel invited the group to tea and coffee on the terrace of his finca situated on the outskirts of La Villa de Teguise. He escorted small numbers of us to see his collection of six beehives at this location. Whilst there, we noticed a wine barrel that had been connected to a hive which was separate from the others. Miguel explained that this was new, he had recently found the barrel with some bees already in residence so he had connected it up to a hive, the bees could be seen busily buzzing up and down the transparent tunnel between the two.
The bees that Miguel keeps are Abeja negra Canaria or read more »
Puerto del Carmen is full of great restaurants of all types, and you could eat out for every meal for a long period and never try them all! We’re doing our best, but it’s a lifetime’s work to report on every single one of them.
But there are some restaurants which are worthy of second or third visits – those places on the “special occasion” list, and ones which we use when we want to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary or just to have a treat.
Here are our 5 special occasion restaurants in Puerto del Carmen:
Set right in the harbour, with a terrace onto the ocean, Casa Roja serves excellent food and wine in a delightful atmosphere during lunchtimes and evenings. As you would expect, the sea food is delicious, although the Argentinian sourced steaks are pretty special as well. The building itself is fascinating, being one of the oldest on the island, dating from 1850.
Not to be confused with La Cabaña in Macher (which is also excellent) Casa Cabaña is situated in the old town of Puerto del Carmen and features an enclosed front terrace area and cool air conditioned interior. The house speciality is Beef Wellington, which is superb, and they also offer a good choice of poultry, fish and vegetarian dishes. The restaurant is British owned and is open evenings only from Monday to Saturday.
Full review to follow
Antica Trattoria di Verona
As you might guess from the name, read more »
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.
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 was the second island with the most prizes in the wine section of the 14th edition of Agrocanarias, scooping a total of 5 medals:
* 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 »
Chef Jordi Esteve from the Michelin starred Nectari Restaurant in Barcelona, will be at the Hotel Princesa Yaiza in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote next week.
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 »
We were out with friends visiting Lansaldo in Arrecife, and we decided to go and enjoy some lunch at the Castillo San José.
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 »
Around 1,350 people are expected to participate in the wine run on Sunday, today is the last chance for runners / walkers to register.
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 »
Catch up on all the FIFA World Cup action and enjoy a tapa, pintxo or beer for €1 in Costa Teguise.
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 »