Presa De Mala - Lanzarote's Dam

Anyone who has driven on the road from Tahiche to the north can’t have failed to notice the large dam above the road near Mala. Our own Jules recently abseiled down it and wrote about her experience here.

Presa de Mala  View from the dam

But what’s the story of the dam itself? And is it used for it’s original purpose?

Read on.

Way back in 1958, a group of farmers first proposed that the valley in the area lent itself to  read more »

Cultural Thursdays in June

The Ayuntamiento of Teguise have organised a calendar of cultural activities to take place in the historic old capital, each Thursday through the month of June.

Jueves de Junio

The programme of events for the Jueves de Junio Actividad Cultural 2014 include theatre, music and stories and will take place between 20:30 and 22:00 each Thursday. The old capital of La Villa de Teguise lends itself perfectly for entertainment in the streets with the beautiful old buildings, cobbled streets and plazas as backdrops. There’s also some lovely tapas bars and restaurants close by to make an evening of it.

Thursday 5th June

20:30 Musical performance from Sara y Yazuyo in the Plaza Clavijo y Fajardo

21.15 Theatre performance from  read more »

Puerto Calero Marina Open Day 7th June 2014

The marina in Puerto Calero have organised a Jornada de la náutica y el medio ambiente for this Saturday 7th of June.

Jornada de la Nautica y el Medio Ambiente 7 June Puerto Calero

The open day will be held in the marina’s main square called the Plaza las Carpas from 14:00 onwards. There are events planned to entertain all the family including water sports, games, mini workshops and eco fun. Held in conjunction with World Environment Day on the 5th of June and World Oceans Day on the 8th of June, the programme of events focus on how to enjoy the sea and what more we can do to protect our environment.

The sailing, diving and stand up paddle activities are free for visitors to attend, places should be booked in advance by  read more »

Exhibition: U in Los Aljibes de Tahiche

U is an exhibition which opens in Los Aljibes de Tahíche, Lanzarote on Friday 6th of June.

U 6 Jun

The opening ceremony will be held on Friday evening at 20:00 and the exhibition will then be available to view for a month until the 6th of July.  The sala de exposiciones situated at Los Aljibes de Tahiche is open daily at 13:00 until 22:00.

More information about the artists:

Daniel ‘txurun’

txurun is a Spanish artist born Daniel Fernández Celemín, who graduated as an architect in Madrid and worked in London for 7 years building NHS hospitals before relocating to  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 »

Weather Expression: Panza de burro

I heard a weather expression this weekend I didn’t understand it was “Los alisios siguen trayendo panza de burro” which translates to the trade winds are bringing donkey’s belly!

Panza de burro Lanzarote

This is a Canarian expression which refers to the weather phenomenon that occurs in the north of almost all the Canary Islands during the summer months. It’s when there is an accumulation of low altitude clouds which act as a sunscreen, blocking out the heat of the sun and accompanied by a fresh, cool breeze. This phenomenon is caused by  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote, 2nd & 5th June 2014

These are the two movies in English shown in Lanzarote next week:

VO 2 y 5 junio

Multicines Deiland in Playa Honda:

At 20:15 and newly introduced, Tom Cruise's latest movie Edge of tomorrow, where he plays an alien fighting solider who finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, he becomes better skilled along the way. it sounds a bit like a futuristic and wartime "Groundhog Day", doesn't it? Also starring Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson and Bill Paxton and based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel "All You Need Is Kill".

Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:  read more »

Lanzarote Wine Run 2014

The Wine Run and Gastronomy Fair will take place in Lanzarote on Sunday 15th June.

Lanzarote Wine Run 2014

Registration is open until the 12th of June (or when maximum subscription has been reached) for walkers and runners to sign up for the longer distance 23km run or 10km walk / run. A Traditional Cuisine Festival will be held in the village of Mancha Blanca on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th to coincide with the event.

The Wine Run event programme starts on Saturday 14th June with the Potatoes Party including live music and entertainment for the runners, walkers and general public. Participants can carb up whilst trying the traditional sweet potato and potato local dishes.

Both runners for both the 23km & 10km will receive a race t-shirt and 10 tickets for the Gastronomy Festival as part of their registration, whilst walkers still receive the t-shirt but 5 tickets to taste wine along the route and 5 tickets for the festival at the finish.

The Wine Run is a very popular event for families and groups, participants must be  read more »

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