There’s an activity available in Lanzarote, and the best part is that it involves food and drink!
Véro & Antonio are a French and Spanish couple who are passionate foodies, like many of us they fell in love with Lanzarote on their first visit. The couple previously lived in Paris, their crazy dream to give up their stressful lives and live in paradise is now a reality and Cook in Lanzarote was created. Antonio trained at the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon to become a professional chef and he’s a master at his family’s traditional Spanish recipes. Véro is a marketing professional, between them they have a winning formula to make a great success of this unique food experience in Lanzarote.
The Cook in Lanzarote premises in Uga are fabulous! Véro kindly gave us a guided tour of the spacious two kitchen areas, one is set up with electric stations, and the other with gas. The kitchen garden was visible through the large picture windows, where herbs and vegetables are already flourishing. These plants have been sourced from local organic growers, the idea being that clients can pick their ingredients fresh from the garden before cooking.
The interior design at their premises is very Manrique in style, there are brightly coloured colanders for light shades, paella pans for tables and cooking pots for sinks.
The couple have been busy since their arrival on the island, not only have they created spectacular business premises, they have been networking with the local producers and specialist food shops, to source the best products for their soul food.
Cook in Lanzarote currently offers two cooking experiences available to visitors and residents for a hands on approach to learning about Spanish food. Everyone is issued their very own apron and recipes to take home, which is a great memento to inspire you once you are back in your own kitchen. No previous cooking experience is required to attend either class. The best part is that the group sit down afterwards and tuck in!
This cooking course is held in the morning for a duration of 4 hours, plus an hour afterwards for lunch.
Antonio will be teaching some of his grandmother’s classic family recipes in this class, so you can learn about authentic Spanish cuisine.
The cost is €99 per cook and for an extra €20 you can enjoy an alcoholic cocktail and drink local wines with your food.
This cooking course has a duration of 2 hours, plus 30 minutes for tasting afterwards.
Cooks will prepare at least 4 classic tapas dishes in this class.
The cost is €69 per cook.
We think Cook in Lanzarote is a great addition to the excursions & activities that you can do whilst visiting Lanzarote, there’s nothing like this elsewhere on the island. Véro & Antonio have created a great niche service where you can get hands on and be creative whilst learning about Spanish & Canarian gastronomy.
The Cook in Lanzarote classes can be booked online direct through their website http://cookinlanzarote.com, you can also connect with them on social media here: