Food & Drink

Lanzarote Rosé For The Summer

Bodega Stratvs invite you to wear pink and come to their presentation and wine tasting of their rosé wine for this summer.

VINO ROSADO STRATVS

“El Rosado es para el Verano” will be held at 13:00 on Saturday 30th June and open to the public. Enólogo (winemaker) Alberto González will be on hand to help you discover the rosado from Stratvs. The bodega’s Chef has specially prepared five tapas dishes to highlight the wide variety of food that compliment this particular wine. The following will be served during the wine tasting:  read more »

Marea Bar and Terrace, Playa Blanca

There are few more perfect settings than the Marea Terraza (bar and terrace) in Playa Blanca. Its setting, at La Mulata, near Natura Palace, gives the most amazing view of Fuerteventura and the sunset.

Marea Bar 1Marea Bar 2

The terrace is quite large. There is a grassy area in the centre, some tables right on the seaside path and then a more sheltered terrace. Its setting is perfect to while away the evening watching the world go by but there is also live music some nights. You have a choice of exotic chairs and loungers to make it a relaxed occasion.

They have an extensive cocktail menu, some non-alcoholic cocktails and a separate gin menu. You can’t just ask for a gin and tonic because they have every type and every combination. The waiting staff, in their distinctive white trousers, pour a gin as if they’ve never heard the word ‘measure’. A simple  read more »

Lanzarote Recipe: Principe Alberto

We all love a bit of chocolate sometime so why not try making this dessert from La Palma called Prince Albert.

Principe Alberto

Ingredients:

100g butter

300g sugar

4 eggs

1 tablet of chocolate

100g chopped hazelnuts

100g chopped almonds

biscuits / sponge fingers

coffee

Instructions:

Cream the  read more »

Octopus Food Fair, 15th - 17th June 2012

A Feria del Pulpo y Marisco will be held in the Parque José Ramírez Cerdá in Arrecife this weekend.

pulpol

The official opening of the octopus and seafood fair will take place on Thursday 14th June at 3pm, the food fair will then be open each day from Friday to Sunday from 11am to 10pm.

The first Feria del Pulpo has been organised by the Tourism Department and Commerce of Arrecife. Specialities such as  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Poppadom, Puerto del Carmen

Jules was attending an astronomy function in Puerto del Carmen, so I drove there with her and decided to take myself for a bite to eat along The Strip.

Poppadom

I had a notion that I wanted something quick and filling, and above all, not too expensive. So I parked the car at The San Antonio end of the Avenida and started a slow stroll to see what caught my eye.

It didn’t take me long to happen upon a curry restaurant I hadn’t seen before. Poppadom is set slightly back from the frontline shops, but is easily visible from the main road. They have a large menu board outside, and my first reaction was that the prices were very low.

I decided to give it a try. My expectations, if I’m honest, weren’t that high. As well as low pricing, I quickly realised I was the only person in the place!

However, even if they met the “quick” and “cheap” part of my criteria, it would do the job.

The menu is pretty much the standard “British” style of curry house, with all the old favourites you know and love from those places. I chose an Onion Bhaji starter and a Chicken Dansak main course, with pilau rice and a stuffed paratha. I did mention I was hungry, didn’t I?

The service from the young waiter was good – he seemed to be really enjoying serving me, and he was attentive and smiling throughout my stay. I was relieved when other people started to come in, and the restaurant began to fill up.  read more »

Something New On The Wine Shelves

We’re still enjoying a glass or two of the good value dry white wines I wrote about last year, which continue to be available in Lanzarote. This week however we tried something new as recommended by a friend, although he may not be speaking to us if you all rush out to buy this and we run out of stock!

Libalis by MaetierraLibalis 2011 Maetierra

Libalis 2011 by Maetierra is easy to spot amongst the wines on the shelf with it’s distinctive funky label, they’ve even included a  read more »

Gastronomy at the Castillo San José, 25th May - 3rd June 2012

The castle San José in Arrecife will be serving pinchos and tapas as part of the V Jornadas Gastronómicas de Lanzarote.

V JORNADAS GASTRONÓMICAS 

Five of Lanzarote’s hotel chefs will be preparing the dishes during the restaurant at the Museum of International Contemporary Art situated at Puerto Naos in Arrecife. The chef’s participating in this event include:

Laurent  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurante Review, Bar La Tegala

We’re lucky to have a great sociedad close by, the Centro Socio La Tegala is situated in the main plaza of Haría and the cultural centre for the pueblo.

Centro Cultural La TegalaBar La Tegala

Recently we set out one evening to eat at another one of our local restaurants, unfortunately the Puerta Verde was closed although Stuart did let us in for a drink or two whilst he was preparing to open the following day. We wandered around the corner into the plaza to the sociedad, the four of us really fancied eating fresh fish so ordered pescado frito with a portion of gambas al ajillo and croquetas de pescado to share as a starter.

Gambas al Ajillo Haria SociedadCroquetas Haria Sociedad

We had only just walked from  read more »

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