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GASTRONOMY IN GRAN CANARIA

Gran Canaria is worldwide known for its excellent climate, its magnificent beaches and its astonishing landscape. However in the inland it keeps some treasures yet undiscovered for the visitor and are related to their inhabitants, their culture and their way of life.

Among them, its gastronomy has been ellaborated along several centuries with excellent raw materials (meat, fish, fruits and vegetables) combined in original and tasty recipes.

 
 

Thus, we invite you to make a trip trying some of the traditional dishes of Gran Canaria, starting by the “Enyesques” (snacks) among which we can find famous "Papas Arrugadas" (small potatoes boiled in their jackets), "Ropa Vieja" (type of casserole) or "Carajacas" (filleted liver). This can be followed by first courses such as “Fish Soup” or “Watercress Soup”. And the second courses can be composed of meat like “Salmorejo Rabbit”, or fishes like “Sea Bream Casserole”.

To end with we invite you sweeten your palate with any of the desserts like “Bienmesabe” (very sweet almond paste) or “Yolk Mass”.

All this can go well accompanied with a good wine with O.D. “Gran Canaria” or “Monte Lentiscal” .

With the recipes that we offer you here, you can try and cook some of these dishes at home, but really the best idea is to give yourself some holidays in Gran Canaria and enjoy our flavours in the restaurants that you will find in any spot of this island.

 

  GRAN CANARIA AND ITS WINES

One of the unique aspects of the island of Gran Canaria is the diversity of microclimates that are found on the island, which is why grapes of the same variety that are cultivated in a very small geographical area, present such a wide range of oenological characteristics. Another distinctive characteristic of the local wines is the fact that most of the vines were introduced onto the island before the occurrence of the phylloxera plague that devastated Europe’s vineyards.

Consequently, it is possible to cultivate the vines without having to resort to grafting, which is why the island’s viticulture enjoys certain unique characteristics.

 
 

In the 16th century, the most famous of the wines that were exported from the Canary Islands were known as “malvasia” or simply “vino de Canarias” (wine from the Canaries). At present, a much more extensive range of wines are being produced on the island under the denomination of origin, “Monte Lentiscal”, and the denomination of origin, “Gran Canaria”. The grape varieties that are most widely cultivated are common black, negramoll, tintilla, black moscatel, malvasia and listan.

Both denominations encompass approximately twelve commercial brands that produce young, red and white wines. These magnificent wines have already conquered the local market and their fame is growing steadily.

The best way to get to know the wine culture of Gran Canaria is to visit the island’s wine cellars. Some of these cellars have their own museums and virtually every cellar has tasting facilities, where you can buy the local wines directly. In many cellars, you can also enjoy the local cuisine by prior reservation.

This “rebirth” of viticulture in Gran Canaria has been enriched by the inauguration of the Wine Museum, which is located in a house in the centre of Santa Brígida that is more than two centuries old.

 
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