Wednesday June 20, 2012
A Taste Of Lanzarote - In Dublin
Irish shoppers were treated to some of the traditional flavours of Lanzarote last week as the island tourist board and Saborea Lanzarote (Taste Lanzarote) participated in a promotion – Taste of Dublin - in Eire´s capital, which also coincided with Spain and the Republic´s recent match in the European Championships.
The Irish market is Lanzarote´s third most important source of foreign tourist guests, accounting for over 170,000 visitors last year alone. And the promotional event, which took place on June 14th and which was organized by Saborea Españana was designed to highlight the culinary offerings of three separate Spanish destinations, San Sebastian, Cambrils and the island of Lanzarote. With each of these locations represented by a top local chef who was asked to cook up a sample of their traditional local dishes.
Lanzarote was represented by Luis Leon, owner of the La Arena and El Toro restaurants in Puerto del Carmen, who treated the locals to some of the island’s best known dishes, such as papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes) with a selection of mojos and sancocho, a traditional fish stew usually made with cherne or wreck fish.
The Taste of Dublin festival is an annual event which celebrates the gastronomic culture in the Republic of Ireland. This year’s offering from Lanzarote, San Sebastian and Cambrils was served up whilst the Irish-Spanish game was in progress on 14th June, although the tasty accompaniments may have done little to make the game’s outcome more palatable, with Spain scoring a 4-0 victory over the Irish.