2nd Jornadas Gastronómicas del Atlántico Medio, 8-25 July 2021

The 2nd edition of the “Jornadas Gastronómicas del Atlántico Medio” is taking place from the 8th to the 25th of July, 2021. It’s a Gastronomy Campaign happening simultaneously in 3 of the Canary islands: Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Palma like it did on the first edition last year, plus Madeira, Mauritania, Senegal and Azores this year too.

In Lanzarote it’s organised by the Cabildo and Saborea Lanzarote under the very clever branding “IAM”, I am Atlántico Medio, referring to the space between the archipelagos of Cape Verde, Azores, Madeira and of course, the Canary Islands and flanked on the North-African coast by Senegal, Mauritania and Morocco and on the west, by the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal and the Northern Spanish region of Galicia.

The principle is the same than any “Ruta de la Tapa”: to showcase the local produce, both food and drink, and the skills of the local chefs. However, it can’t really be called a Tapas Tour in the traditional sense as the 15 restaurants participating in our island are presenting full dishes, two each except for one restaurant that it’s presenting only one, a total of 29 different ones.

The prices start per dish at the €5 and they go up to €21, most prices being below the €12-€15 mark. The dishes can be paired with a glass of local wine starting at €2.90 up to€7 per glass, but the average price is around €4-€5.

Some restaurants are only stating the price per bottle, which makes me suspect that they might not serve it by the glass in those cases. Prices per bottle range from €12 to €27, with the average being around €20.

The Campaign’s website mentions each restaurants’ cuisine style of each restaurant – which can come in handy if you are not familiar with that particular establishment- the participating dish(es) , each dish base product, the producer/supplier, the history of dishes creation, allergens of the dish – very handy if you happen to suffer from any food allergies!), the wine pairing suggested and both the prices of the dish and the drink. Also, at the bottom of each restaurant’s link, there is a map and full address.

This is a summary of the mouth-watering dishes you can try in Lanzarote:

FAMARA

DUNAS DE FAMARA – Calle Chirimoya, 13 – Tel. +34 928 17 84 77
Lacquered pork belly, banana leaves and creamy potatoes.
Wine pairing: Listán negro aged in oak barrels
Price: €16.50
Price of wine: €4.50 per glass

Papaya and Cheese
Wine pairing: Malvasía Naturalmente dulce
Price: €7.50
Price of wine: €5.50 per glass

EL RISCO – Calle Montaña Clara, 30 – Tel. +34 928 52 85 50
Pickled horse mackerel loin
Horse mackerel, oil, vinegars, Lanzarote onion, garlic, paprika
Wine pairing: El Grifo Lías
Price: €19.50
Price of wine: €4 per glass / €22 per bottle

Baby goat baked and deboned at low temperature
Pumpkin, kid, sweet potato, demi-glace from the baby goat’s bones.
Wine pairing: Guiguan oak red wine
Price: €18.50
Price of wine: €3.80 per glass / €19.50 per bottle


HARÍA

TACANDE – Plaza del Castillo, 5 – Tel. +34 637 10 63 89
Grandma’s “Escaldón”
“Escaldón de gofio”, fried morena and pickled onions.
Wine pairing: White volcanic Malvasía – Vino D’Celso – Valle de Malpaso
Price: €16.80
Price of wine: €3 per glass / €16.50 per bottle

Lentil stew from Haría and baby goat from Femés
Wine pairing: Tinto Listán de Lanzarote – Vino D’Celso – Valle de Malpaso
Price: €18
Price of wine: €3 per glass / €16.50 per bottle


LA SANTA

ALMA TAPAS & + – Avenida El Marinero, 26 – Tel. +34 828 18 05 04
Black pork gyoza
Gyoza, Canarian black pork, black pudding, chili and chocolates
Wine pairing: El Grifo Ariana
Price: €12
Price of wine: €4 per glass / €27 per bottle

Semi-cured Vieja in tempura and “sancocho” cream
Vieja, Jable sweet potatoes and Tinajo potatoes
Wine pairing: Guiguan Sobre Lías
Price: €15
Price of wine: €4 per glass / €21 per bottle


LAS SALINAS DE JANUBIO

MIRADOR DE LAS SALINAS – Calle los Molinos, 5 – Tel. +34 928 17 30 70
“Tiradito de Medregal” with beetroot and pineapple from El Hierro
Fish cut by knife, seasoned with ceviche juice and added beetroot and pineapple.
Wine pairing: Martinón Blanc de Noir
Price: €13.90
Price of wine: €4.50 per glass / €22.90 per bottle

Strawberry soup with Primo de Lanzarote vermouth sabayon foam
Strawberries from Lanzarote cooked with sugar, cinnamon, allspice, orange. Accompanied with sabayon: egg, sugar, cream and vermouth.
Wine pairing: Bodegas Los Bermejos Dulce
Price: €6.50
Price of wine: €3 per glass / €12 per bottle


ÓRZOLA

LA MARESÍA – Calle la Quemadita, 18 – Tel. +34 928 84 25 16
Rock octopus in sweet potato purée with barbecue sauce and peanuts
Octopus, Lanzarote potatoes, local tomatoes and peanuts with crispy tapioca and Codium algae
Wine pairing: La Geria Manto White
Price: €15.50
Price of wine: €3.50 per glass

Tuna millefeuille
Bigeye tuna, mille-feuille, Wantan sauce and lemon and banana curd
Wine pairing: La Geria Manto White
Price: €7.50
Price of wine: €3.50 per glass


PLAYA BLANCA

CITURNA CASUAL FOOD – Calle El Correíllo, 54 – Tel. +34 928 63 55 79
Tuna tataki
Tuna loin, Canarian rum and coconut Vietnamese caramel, shrimp chili, yellow sweet potato and fresh herbs
Wine pairing: Puro Rofe Soco Red 2020
Price: €12.50
Price of wine: €5.50 per glass / €22 per bottle

CHIRINGUITO TROPICAL – Calle Madeira, 130 – Tel. +34 645 48 41 65
Black pork sandwich with Canarian flavour
Black pork in blanched mojo, crunchy sweet corn and garlic mayonnaise
Wine pairing: Vulcano de Lanzarote Rosé
Price: €5
Price of wine: €19 per bottle

Seafood rice from Lanzarote
Rice with seaweed, seafood Lanzarote, octopus mayonnaise
Wine pairing: Vulcano de Lanzarote White
Price: €11
Price of wine: €3.50 per glass

COCINA DEL PUERTO – Calle del Chinchorro, 11 – Tel. +34 928 51 76 81
Rabbit with salmorejo in our own style
Rabbit, garlic, cumin, hot pepper, white wine, peppers and fennel
Wine pairing: Bermejo Red
Price: €14.95
Price of wine: €3.75 per glass / €20.50 per bottle

Seafood rice with cuttlefish and octopus
Rice, cuttlefish, octopus, garlic, tomatoes, green pepper and fish fumet
Wine pairing: Vega de Yuco – Yaiza Dry White
Price: €15.90 per person
Price of wine: €3.75 per glass / €19.90 per bottle

LIKEN – Avenida Marítima, 159F – Tel. +34 928 27 05 87
Sardines from La Tiñosa in pineapple and mint pickle sauce
It consists of a creamy sauce and pickled sardine loins.
Wine pairing: Bermejo Malvasía Dry
Price: €14
Price of wine: €3.90 per glass / €19 per bottle

Fresh black sea bream loin in casserole sauce with “bonita” potatoes
It consists of fresh loin with a casserole accompanied by “bonita” potatoes and Jable sweet potatoes.
Wine pairing: El Grifo Colección Listán Negro
Price: €21
Price of wine: €3.90 per glass / €20 per bottle


PUERTO CALERO

AMURA – Tel. +34 928 51 31 81
Cherne, gofio foam and coriander emulsion
Cherne, “bonita” potatoes, gofio, fish stock
Wine pairing: Bermejo Dry
Price: €21
Price of wine: €4 per glass / €21 per bottle

Lentil, crispy sweet potato, sage and sweet corn stew
Wine pairing: Guiguan Dry
Price: €9
Price of wine: €4 per glass / €21 per bottle


PUERTO DEL CARMEN

ARENAS LOUNGE – Calle Janubio, 9, Los Mojones – Tel. +34 682 38 60 11
Avocado from La Palma cannelloni, Lanzarote wreckfish salad and apple and coriander “aguachile”
Wine pairing: Vulcano White Dry
Price: €14.50
Price of wine: €21.50 per bottle

Rice stew with cured cheese from Finca de Uga and baby goat from Conil
Wine pairing: Vulcano White Dry
Price: €21
Price of wine: €21.50 per bottle

LA CASCADA – Calle Roque Nublo, 5 – Tel. +34 928 51 29 53
Tomato salad with Uga cheese flakes and cured beef jerky
Tomato, Uga cheese, seasonal fruit, cured beef jerky, sprouts and flowers
Wine pairing: El Grifo White
Price: €11.50
Price of wine: €18.50 per bottle

Hake from La Graciosa with creamy “Surf & Turf” rice and Lanzarote mushrooms
Hake, mushrooms and semi-cured cheese
Wine pairing: El Grifo White
Price: €18.50
Price of wine: €18.50 per bottle

TABERNA DE NINO – Calle Timanfaya, 2, Local 10 – Tel. +34 928 51 06 58
Canarian sweet “morcilla”
Sweet black pudding, goat’s cheese, caramelised onion and mojo sauce
Wine pairing: Manto Red or La Geria Ecological Red
Price: €7
Price of wine: €2.90 per glass

Banana and Iberian ham croquettes
Banana, Iberian ham and Canarian mojo syrup
Wine pairing: La Geria White
Price: €8.50
Price of wine: €2.90 per glass


TEGUISE

HESPÉRIDES – Calle León y Castillo, 3, Casa León – Tel. +34 692 19 43 25
Aubergine parmigiana
Aubergine fried in batter with tomato and cheese sauce
Wine pairing: Bermejo red, ecologic listán negro
Price: €14.50
Price of wine: €4.50 per glass

Tuna tartar with tempura julienne vegetables
Wine pairing: El Grifo Orange Wine
Price: €16
Price of wine: €7 per glass

For the full information, please check their website: https://territorioatlanticomedio.com/restaurantes-lanzarote/.

Here’s a promotional video for the event:

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