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Latest Gastronomy Week Showcases Cochino Negro

Wednesday November 7, 2012

Latest Gastronomy Week Showcases Cochino Negro

A new wave of gastronomic treats will be on offer in island restaurants from Friday 9th November, as the latest event in the ‘Saborea Lanzarote’ campaign gets underway. The initiative has been created to get both locals and visitors alike to try new dishes that use ingredients specific to the Canary Islands, such as black pig and tuna.

For the second time in under a year, cochino negro or ´black canarian pig´will form a major part of the dishes on offer from various local establishments. Twelve restaurants across Lanzarote will be participating in the festival of food between 9th and 18th November, in both the tourist resorts and other towns on the island.
Cochinonegro is a breed that is unique to the Canary Islands, with several breeders of the species located on all the islands in the archipelago except La Gomera and El Hierro. The flavour of the meat is much appreciated by gourmands.

The local restaurants taking part include La Puntilla in the Charco, Arrecife, La Cantina in Teguise, Isla Bonita and Marea in Costa Teguise, the Taberno de Nino in Puerto del Carmen, Casa Roja in the Marina Rubicon, Playa Blanca and in Puerto del Carmen, Getaria, the golf course restaurant in Costa Teguise, Isla de Lobos in Yaiza, La Cañada in Puerto del Carmen and the restaurant of the Monument al Campesino.

Not only will the chefs come up with new ways of serving cochino negro, but the dishes will also be accompanied by local wines that best complement the flavours being served. And all available at reasonable prices as well.


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