As part of the celebrations for Canarian Day, the Taste Festival in Puerto del Rosario, the capital of the island was held on 2nd June. As is our want, we arrived not long after they opened and before it became busy.
Inside there were just 12 stalls selling their produce, and a few had taste samples, while outside some of the island’s finest restaurants were offering their tapas at just 1€. The day worked on a voucher system, and you simply purchased so many vouchers worth 1€ each. Although I’m not sure if it was correct, a couple of stands actually charged us 2€. Unfortunately, we don’t yet know enough Spanish to have queried it.
Up on the stage was some great music. I don’t know her name, but I believe she performs every week in Lajares. She really is good.
At the first stand a German gentleman explained the system to us and then went on to explain the dishes on offer. Apparently he himself was a chef on the island but appeared to be there to just take photos. We were very remiss as we should have asked him which restaurant he was chef at!
We sat down at the picnic tables to taste our first tapas. The chef we had been chatting with asked if he could take our photos, so I went to move my camera off the table and out of the shot. In doing so I let go of my paper plate just as a gust of wind came and my beautiful tapas landed splat on the floor! However, all was not lost, and the lovely gentleman fetched us some more! So he got his photo and I got my tapas! And they were truly delicious! If you are that German chef, or you know who it might be, do get in touch and let us know where you are a chef!
Come of the restaurants attending…