Food & Drink

Hecansa Restaurant Awards in Lanzarote 2013

Nineteen restaurants in Lanzarote have been awarded with the gold or silver certifications from Hoteles Escuela de Canarias (Hecansa),


The restaurants are all based within holiday resorts, Puerto del Carmen had the biggest number of awards with 11 establishments passing the grade, followed by 6 in Playa Blanca and 2 in Costa Teguise. Six of the restaurants achieved gold certification and thirteen of them were awarded silver for their efforts to improve the quality of their catering, customer care, management and organisation.

We can see a few of our favourites listed here…….  read more »

Best vintage since 2006

Lanzarote’s wine harvest exceeded 2,184,000 kilos this summer, which is a 22% increase on last year and the best vintage since 2006.

Malvasia Volcanica Grape

Nearly 1.5 million kilos of the Malvasía Volcánica grapes were harvested which were valued at €1.8 per kilo, other varieties ranged between €1.5 - €1.6 per kilo.

The abundant harvest from this year will help to meet the increased demand over recent years from different commercial opportunities to export Lanzarote’s wine. Previously 51% of the wine produced in Lanzarote has been sold outside of the island, 36% within the Canary Islands, 9% on the Peninsula and 6% abroad mainly to Germany, United Kingdom and United States.

Although Bodega Los Bermejos were the first  read more »

Tapas & Wine Week

It’s time for the next Saborea Lanzarote event with the Semana Enogastronómica de Las Tapas y El Vino.

Saborea_Lanzarote_Tapas_y_Vino_Sept_2013Fiesta de la Tapa 28 to 29 Sep

Fifteen restaurants in Lanzarote will be participating in the food and wine tasting event which will be held from the 20th to 29th September. Additionally the Fiesta de La Tapa will be held in the old harbour of Puerto del Carmen on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September.

Visit one of these participating restaurants during the event to enjoy the best tapas dishes in Lanzarote, served with local wine:  read more »

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 »


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