Tag Archives: Food

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.

Mini Tapas Event In Tias

The eighth edition of the Mini Tapas event promoted jointly by the Tías council and local businesses will be held between 10th and 17th of November.
There is a program of activities and a press conference at the town hall to promote the event. A tapa and refreshment will cost just 3.50€ which will include a house wine or beer and non alcoholic drinks along with live music

American Indian Cafe – Puerto del Carmen

Its prominent position on the seafront of Puerto del Carmen makes this bar/restaurant very easy to find. If you just happen to be walking past, its a place you will most definitely notice especially when you hear one of the live rock bands performing. It’s probably one of the most liveliest bars in Puerto del Carmen which offers an American style food menu with the typical filling burgers, fries, pizzas and grilled meat. You don’t have to eat, you can just pop in for a drink or one of the many cocktails.

Lanzarote Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit or “Pitaya” as it is locally called is an usual fruit that many of you may not be familiar with. It originally comes from Central America and is a member of the cactus family. It is oval shaped with spines on the outside. It is very aromatic with a sweet flavour and has excellent nutritional value.

The Dragon Fruit has anti-tumor, anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is rich in Vitamin C and also contains Vitamin B’s  and minerals such as Calcium, iron and phosphorus. The seeds are edible and they contain beneficial fatty acids.

So, next time you see this usual fruit in one of Lanzarote’s supermarkets, don’t forget to give it a try!