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The cuisine of Tenerife in 7 delicious recipes

The cuisine of Tenerife is undoubtedly a reason to visit our island. Due to the combination of flavours, local quality products and innovative offers the island earned six Michelin stars.

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Discover the gastronomy of Tenerife through its ingredients

A good way to taste the cuisine of a place is to get to know its protagonists: the unique ingredients that thousands of visitors enjoy each year. Discover the new tastes of Tenerife.

Gofio

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Gofio is a product inherited from the Guanches. Chef Esteban Gómez from the H10 Gran Tinerfe Hotel reinterpreted this dish in a waffle of green bananas and gofio with fish and onions – of course, with an unbeatable view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Honey from Tenerife

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There are honeycombs at an altitude of more than 1,500 metres, on the slopes of Mount Teide. Here, the industrious bees produce one of Tenerife’s sweet gastronomic wonders: broom honey, as unique as the endemic plant itself.

Chef Pedro Rodríguez Dios, a bakery expert, created a recipe right in the Teide National Park. The dish is an inspiration of Genovese pesto, with honey being the main ingredient.

The black pig

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The meat of the black pig is very popular in the Canary Islands, because the history dates back to the Guanches era, where they already lived with the ancient inhabitants of Tenerife.

The Chef of the Hotel Tigaiga, Luis González, created his interpretation of the traditional black pig in front of very curious spectators who could contemplate live how this delicacy of Tenerife is cooked.

The avocado

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Avocado is one of the trend foods today, partly due to its neutral taste and healthy properties. As a result, the fruit has become indispensable for many modern diets.

Rubén Cabrera, head chef at the La Cúpula restaurant at Hotel Jardines de Nivaria, prepared an avocado-shrimp ceviche with fennel and nasturtium leaf directly under avocado trees.

Tuna

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This dish is supposed to be a connection between the cuisine of the Atlantic Ocean and the Asian continent… Nacho Hernández, chef of the Jaxana restaurant, presented us this recipe made in Robatayaki: potato peelings of the “papa negra” and miso.

This delicacy was prepared directly at the Atlantic coast that inspired this dish. By the way, do you know where the video was taken?

Cheese

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The Tenerife-awarded and internationally recognised cheeses are the main ingredients of this recipe, prepared by Chef Braulio Simancas González of the Las Aguas restaurant at the Hotel Bahía del Duque.

Ravioli with goat cheese and old sheep cheese Montesdeoca on a beet reduction – inspiration of the Italian cuisine with elements of the Canarian cuisine.

The potatoes

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One of the ingredients that can not be missed in Canarian cuisine is clearly the potato. Chef Jesús González from the Bogey restaurant at Hotel Las Madrigueras prepared this delicious recipe with a pure Canarian flavour: potatoes with ribs, corn and coriander mojo.

And which recipe is your favourite? The choice is difficult, so perhaps the best thing is to come to Tenerife and try each and every one of them ;-).

Gastronomy in Tenerife, a marriage of stars

From the imposing lunar landscape on Mount Teide, the volcanic canyons to the Atlantic coast, diversity permeates the entire island. Landscapes, culture and gastronomy are determined by the unique micro climate in Tenerife.

The ingredients of the gastronomy of Tenerife have their very own personality, such as the wine grown on volcanic soil or the honey with the scent of native flowers. This personal touch is particularly evident in the dishes and the modern cuisine; gastronomic essence meets centuries of cultural encounters.

Marriage of stars, a gastronomic journey through Tenerife

If you want to discover this “gastronomic landscape“, then you have the opportunity, especially in the months of November and December. A lot of gastronomic events will take place, where you will get an insight into the culture, the historical municipalities and, of course, the beautiful landscapes in addition to the culinary delights.

Explore the island, the Canarian cuisine and at the same time you will learn about the traditions that have influenced the local gastronomy of Tenerife for generations.

The Gala of the “Guide Michelin 2018”, a meeting of the national and Portuguese “Haute Cuisine”, was the highlight. The gala took place on November 22nd at the Hotel Ritz-Carlton Abama, where three of the now six Michelin stars from Tenerife are home to: two are owned by the restaurant M.B. and one belongs to the Abama Kabuki.

Whether you are a lover of modern cuisine or you prefer the traditional flavours of Tenerife, during your holiday on the island you can enjoy everything. Let’s go on a culinary trip of the Canarian cuisine.

Food in Tenerife, a journey for the palate

A highlight in Tenerife is the wrinkled potato (Spanish papa arrugada) served with green coriander mojo or red paprika mojo. It is considered one of the seven gastronomic wonders of Spain.

Gofio, another important ingredient in the gastronomic identity of the Canary Islands, is a product inherited from the Guanches, the island’s first inhabitants. It is a roasted cereal flour characterised by its nutritional value and authentic taste. You will find Gofio in the traditional cuisine, in recipes such as the Escaldón or in the modern cuisine with more innovative versions in desserts or mousse.

The honeys of Tenerife are also one of the protagonists in the gastronomy of the island. In their sweetness they hide more than five centuries beekeeping tradition. There are several types, as well as the geographic diversity: coast, Teide National Park and mountain landscape. Particularly popular is the honey of Mount Teide, the honey of the Teide bugloss (Tajinaste) or the broom (Retama) honey from the National Park. The aromas remind you of the highest peak in Spain and they are the perfect accompaniment to desserts and sauces.

Wines and wineries from Tenerife

White, rosé, red wine, Malvasías … The history of Tenerife is closely linked to the history of its vineyards. For many years Malvasia export was the most important economic engine of the island. Wine-growing started in the fifteenth century by the first Europeans moving to Tenerife.

This quality is protected in the numerous designations of origin of the island’s wineries: Abona, Tacoronte-Acentejo, Valle de Güímar, La Orotava and Ycoden-Daute-Isora. Here you can taste the wines that once Shakespeare and Walter Scott fell in love with.

Are you ready for your gastronomic experience?

Luxury holidays in Tenerife

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Tenerife has always been a very popular destination for Europeans. For some years the island has also become a preferred destination for luxury travel.

Currently, Tenerife is among the most desirable places for those who want to enjoy memorable experiences in an idyllic setting at the highest level. We will show you unique activities that will turn your vacations into unforgettable moments.

Luxury Hotels in Tenerife

For a long time Tenerife has hosted luxury accommodation of the major and best hotel chains. hotel-palacio-isora-sb

In addition to the variety of 5-star hotels, 5-star L and 5-star GL, new accommodation models have been added in the last years; such as apart hotels, boutique hotels and country houses, which combine luxury and nature to meet the latest demands of the most discerning tourists in search of unique and exclusive experiences, but in a natural and relaxed environment.

Tenerife during the day

In Tenerife the day will seem short, you will always miss hours to enjoy the island. The largest of the Canary Islands offers so many possibilities, but what awaits you?

How about yoga on the sailboat during the sunset to reconcile your physical and mental well-being? Sounds good, right?

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If you don’t like yoga, then just enjoy the sailboat trip; the food on board, relax while rocking the waves and be enchanted by nature. During the tour, you can visit some of the most beautiful and famous places on the island, like the cliffs of Los Gigantes. They fall vertically 300 metres into the sea and amazing size you can only enjoy from the sea.

If you do not practice yoga, then just enjoy the sailboat trip; the food on board, relax while rocking the waves and be enchanted by nature. During the tour you can visit the most beautiful and emblematic places of the island, such as the cliffs of Los Gigantes (300 metres high). You can only enjoy their amazing size from the sea.

Another excursion that you should not miss is the Volcano Teide Experience. Here you can climb the summit of Mount Teide with a private guide. You can also make the ascent by cable car and then go to the crater. A magical experience is to enjoy the sunset on the highest mountain of Spain and observe the stars.

If you want to go shopping in Tenerife, the island has several shopping areas with the most prestigious brands. After shopping, you can rest in one of the spas and wellness centres.

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Taste the gastronomy of Tenerife

Did you know that we have five Michelin stars in Tenerife?

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We start with the Restaurant MB of Martín Berasategui, with two Michelin stars. Here we recommend you to order the tasting menu, with the best of what the Canary Islands have to offer.

An exquisite option is the Kabuki Restaurant; which is high-class Japanese cuisine combined with a touch of Western cuisine, included the Canarian. We continue with the Restaurant Kazan, also high Japanese cuisine is served here. It maintains its deserved reputation for the careful selection of the ingredients and the cooking of the master Tadashi Tagami.

The latest addition to the Michelin star in Tenerife is the restaurant “El Rincón de Juan Carlos“, a classic of the local gastronomic scene, which has shown that traditional recipes can become true works of art.

Another great choice for a luxury holiday in Tenerife are the beach clubs, with their brunch, caviar and champagne, fresh seafood at noon and beautiful sunsets overlooking La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro in the evening.

For the first drink we go to the Monkey Beach Club, an exclusive and emblematic place, in the heart of Playa de las Americas, with one of the best views of the island of La Gomera. From there we continue our tour towards Papagayo Beach Club, an idyllic setting that guarantees exclusive sensations and moments of fun.

So, we are at the end of this small tour guide, a “luxury trip to Tenerife”, and we invite you to plan your vacation. Get to know the “slow life” on the island and remember, our true luxury is the excellent mild climate and the unique landscape that guarantee a relaxing holiday no matter whether winter, summer, autumn or spring.

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