Food & Drink

Taste Lanzarote 13th - 22nd April 2012

The next of Lanzarote’s tasting weeks entitled Saborea Lanzarote de Los Granos y El Vino will be held from the 13th to 22nd April.

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Los granos are the various grains grown on the island which includes lentils, peas, corn, grass peas, beans and chick peas. Before we explain where you can try local dishes using these grains here’s a few facts about these pulses in Lanzarote:

Lenteja / Lentil  read more »

Lanzarote Recipes: Torrijas

Torrijas are a typical Spanish dessert eaten during Easter, this sweet bread pudding is similar to French toast and easy to make if you’d like to sample a taste of Spain at home this weekend.

Torrija

Ingredients:

500ml of milk

250g sugar plus extra to sprinkle

4 eggs  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Casa de la Playa

We love eating tapas at the Chiringo beach bar at Arrieta but this weekend we went next door to the Casa de la Playa.

Restaurante Casa de la PlayaCasa de la Playa terrace

Our timing was perfect, there were a few tables free outside but shortly after we were seated the restaurant filled up. The Casa de la Playa is very popular with Spanish families, it was the start of Easter week and by 2 o’clock people were queuing for tables.

Disappointingly there was no tapas sized portions on the menu, we opted for three starters between the two of us selecting queso frito, puntillas de calamares and boquerones fritos.

Casa de la Playa Bread & mojoCasa de la Playa Puntillas

The service was quick and attentive at first, our  read more »

Taste Lanzarote, Fungi At Hesperia Lanzarote

The five star hotel Hesperia Lanzarote currently has a special tasting menu at their La Caleta Restaurante in Puerto Calero.

1Saborea Lanzarote Setas y Hongos

The Jornadas Gastronómicas Setas y Hongos is a five course tasting menu based on Mediterranean flavours, featuring mushrooms and fungi available until the 8th April. Priced at €35 per person not including drinks the courses include:  read more »

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 »

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