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Celebrate Dia de Canarias In Traditional Style

Friday May 27, 2011

Celebrate Dia de Canarias In Traditional Style

Get involved in the local celebrations for de Canarias this coming Sunday and Monday and head for the Monumento al Campesino in Mozaga. Where they will be serving a special set menu of traditional Canarian dishes.

Dia de Canarias marks the day the seven islands of the archipelago first gained autonomy from mainland Spain in 1982. And has evolved into a celebration of Canarian culture over the years. With events taking place in most towns, villages and resorts across the island.

The Monumento al Campesino is an excellent location at to which celebrate Dia de Canarias as the venue pays homage to the contribution of local farmers and artisans to the island's economy over the centuries and is a recreation of a traditional Canarian farmhouse. A project overseen by the local artist César Manrique during the 1970's.

This Sunday and Monday the stylish restaurant at the Monumento will be serving a set menu of traditional Canarian dishes, which include Morcilla frita dulce, which is a sweet fried blood sausage served with coriander and local goats cheese. The main course is Sancocho, a typical fish stew featuring cherne or wreckfish, with sweet potato, potatoes, gofio or maize flour and the mojos or sauces that usually accompany wrinkly potatoes or papas arrugadas.

To finish, there is a dessert of Torrijas con miel, which are made with bread soaked in milk and fried in batter, served with honey. The menu costs €14.95 per person and does not include drinks, but there will be additional entertainment at the restaurant with traditional Canarian music and activities for children. Tables can be reserved by email at or by phone on 0034 928 520136.

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