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Grillen Restaurant in Tinajo

The Grillen Bar & Grill Restaurant is located on the road between Tinajo and La Santa has recently reopened after being renovated.

The restaurant offers a stylish but informal approach to dining and you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Lanzarote’s western coast whilst savouring the dishes and sharing plates off the menu. Many of the ingredients come from local fincas and the restaurants own garden and they are prepared in the restaurants open kitchen.

There is live music 3 nights of the week so it’s a fantastic place to relax and unwind and everyone is welcome!

You can book a table through their website or facebook page.
http://www.grillen.es/

 


Canarian Gastronomic Journalism Forum

Lanzarote will gather journalists and experts from all the islands on Friday and Saturday for a debate to work in the 1st Canarian Gastronomic Journalism Forum. This is a meeting which will be held in the Princesa Yaiza hotel in Playa Blanca has been organized by the Ministry of Economic Promotion and Tourism Promotion of Lanzarote.
Important members of the tourist industry and institutions of the Canary Islands will attend the debate to discuss the management and importance of gastronomic tourism and the policies in Spain.

The Lanzarote council has invited journalists and gastronomy specialists from all of the Canary Islands to attend. They will be joined by the manager of the Gran Canaria Tourist Board.

This event was born after the success of the International Food Writers Meeting 2018 held last November in Teguise where journalists from the islands became aware of the need to incorporate the into their reporting the challenges facing the gastronomy sector and the importance it plays within tourism.

Ideas will also be discussed for the second International Food Writers Meeting which will be held in Teguise in November 2019 as part of the Saborea Lanzarote food and wine festival.

It has been clear that gastronomic experiences enhance visitors holidays making pleasurable and lasting memories and the influence of gastronomic tourism has become one of the most dynamic and fastest growing segments of the national and international tourist industry.


Que Bueno Awards Canarias

The Qué Bueno Awards Canarias Heineken recognize their trajectory and ability to conquer the most demanding palates with bold, original and top-notch gastronomical proposals. The Qué Bueno Awards Canarias are synonymous with culinary excellence and La Cascada Puerto, after being nominated for the third year in a row, has won an award for the Best BBQ category 2018. The Qué Bueno Awards! Canarias not only recognize the trajectory of La Cascada Restaurant achieved through effort and excellence, but also the ability to conquer the most demanding palates.

La Cascada stands out for the use of products from both local agriculture and livestock, fresh and top quality products used from its own butcher shop, ripening chambers and state-of-the-art machinery to treat and elaborate the products with excellence. Facilities that have been cataloged several times with Gold Category by HECANSA (Hotels Escuela de Canarias), attached to the Tourism Department of the Government of the Canary Islands. In addition, it is a pioneer in the organization of all types of events, working hand in hand with the event company D.O. Unique Events (www.doeventos.com) and has been prominent in the news on Spanish television and the Irish press.

Undoubtedly, La Cascada Puerto has positioned itself as one of the best restaurants on the island, becoming a reference point in Puerto del Carmen with an aesthetic, quality and unbeatable customer service.


La Opera Restaurant

La Opera Restaurant in Playa Honda has been popular amongst residence of the island for a good few years. Not only does it offer great a la carte menu, there is also a selection of menus which are very reasonably priced. For sure you will not leave this restaurant feeling hungry! Situated close to the Deiland Comercial Centre its a good place to eat after some retail therapy


Amura Puerto Calero

This distinctive restaurant in Puerto Calero is popular not only for dining but also events and celebrations. Its privileged position overlooking the marina makes it an ideal venue for weddings and a bonus is it also features in the Michelin Guide so you can be sure of a unique gastronomic experince. Events can be held in one of the exclusive rooms which can hold up to 525 guests. For more information including reservations and the menu click here to browse the website


Turron a Lanzarote Favourite at Christmas

Selection boxes and tins of Quality Street are not on the shopping lists of the locals in Lanzarote. Instead you will find the supermarkets full of nougat and turron. Turron is the the most traditional Spanish sweet of Arabic origin. It was invented over 500 years ago in a town called Jijona, a small town north of Alicante. There are two traditional, basic types of turrón: soft Jijona or turrón blando, which is so smooth it has the consistency of peanut butter, and hard Alicante or turrón duro, which is like a thick almond nougat candy, similar to the texture of peanut brittle. Heres how to make it.

  1. Pour the honey into a saucepan and warm over medium-low heat to 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Stir the almonds into the warm honey and remove from heat. …
  2. Line a dish with parchment paper. Pour the mixture onto the parchment paper and smooth to a 1/2-inch layer. …
  3. Allow the turron to dry for 3 days.

Blue Note Restaurant Playa Blanca

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in the Marina Rubicon in Playa Blanca. Every type of cuisine is catered for so it can be quite confusing if you are looking for a restaurant on the spare of the moment. One restaurant that offers a different ambience to the majority is the Blue Note restaraunt with its front line location overlooking the marina. Not only is it a great place to eat but there is regular live music wich specialises in jazz. If you are a jazz fan then the low lighting and general feel will make you feel very much at home. A great relaxing experience to finish your day


O Reillys Bar Puerto del Carmen

Regular travellers to Puerto del Carmen will have noticed a major refurbishment taking place over the summer in the commercial centre of Central Atlantico on the main beach road. A large part of the upper level has been taken over by O`Reillys irish bar taking over the space that was once occupied by 3 bars. This bar is popular for breakfast, lunch and evening meals. There are open and covered terraces with telivisions showing up to date sporting events and live music.


Teguise Gastronomic Fair

The market in Teguise was disrupted yesterday to make way for the 8th Gastronomic fair which celebrates the best cuisine of Lanzarote and the other Canary islands. Having grown over the years the fair now takes over much of the space used by the market traders for this 2 day event. Close to 100 exhibitors participated provided an insight to local business in this sector along with demonstrations and food and wine tasting provided in restaurants, wineries, dairies , hotels, craft breweries and sweet cooking establishments.


Lanzarote has the best Cheese in the World!

The Uga cheese factory is a benchmark for the best cheeses in the world. It has achieved 51 medals since 2008 at the World Cheese Awards and the more than 85 prizes in other competitions.
So what’s their secret behind making good cheeses? Their answer is a combination of care and good feeding of the animals to get the raw material and following a good process of preparation, careful maturation is key to a good master cheesemaker and a high level of teamwork. The World Cheese Awards which is the most important cheese contest were held in Norway this year where the best cheese is chosen from 3,472 samples brought from around the world.
Since 2008, this cheese factory owned by businessman Juan Francisco Rosa manages to make the best of the 400 goats, 3,000 sheep and 30 cows, with which they manage to make more than twenty varieties of cheeses and have been consecrated as one of the most awarded and recognized cheese factories in the world.