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A little touch of Venezuela

by Paul Waller “I’VE found a little gem here”, I thought to myself, as I left this restaurant with a big grin, a contented stomach, and some good memories to talk about. So, you are asking, what restaurant is this? Well, the name is  Carlin, a relatively-new establishment, which has only been open for six […]

Food suppliers and stores in battle to check obesity

NATIONAL health authorities have announced a radical crackdown on sugar, salt and saturated fat in supermarket goods, and have so far recruited nearly 400 companies to support them. Around 4,000 packaged products, including “ready meals”, will be affected by the new scheme, designed to tackle obesity. By the year 2020, food producers already signed up […]

Go Dutch with Gouda!

GOUDA cheese is named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. It is one of the most popular cheeses in the world, accounting for 50-60% of the world’s cheese consumption. It is a semi-hard cheese, celebrated for its rich, unique flavour and smooth texture. The original cheese market in Gouda is one of the […]

‘Zero’ food and drink not always sugar-free

CONSUMER organisation OCU has warned that food and soft drinks branded “zero” are not necessarily sugar-free. There is no law to say that manufacturers and brand designers are obliged to guarantee products labelled “zero” do not contain sugar, even though the average shopper would assume this to be the case, automatically. In many cases, “zero” […]

Cheers! I’m just popping down to get a drink, dear! 

AN amazing underwater winery at El Poris de Abona offers an exclusive experience for wine lovers, at around 18 metres deep. And Roberto Gonzalez, head of Bodega Submarina, is certain that this is the first time underwater wine-tasting has been carried out, anywhere in the world, The idea comes from a Tenerife-based company, in Poris, and, […]

Mr Chen

by Paul Waller JUST opposite the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos, down from the main bus station, near the Hotel Sol Princess, is this new, superb restaurant, brought to you by one of the owners of Wok Chinatown. The concept is the same. You can eat as much as you like for one price, […]

Christmas food customs around the world

Argentina: After attending Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, a traditional meal would include roast pig, turkey and pan dulce (a sweet Christmas bread). Christmas occurs during the summertime, and many families barbecue Christmas dinner, or spend the day at the beach. Australia: On Christmas Eve, snacks are left out for Father Christmas (biscuits and milk, […]

The Empire strikes back

EMPIRE Modern Restaurant and Steakhouse, in the Safari Centre in Central Las Americas, is renowned for great British food and amazing steaks. But it’s finally back, and what we have all been waiting for – The Empire Sunday Roast. Only served during the winter season, we got to try it on the first weekend it […]

Grapeful thanks to our ‘cooking’ wine

ANYONE who lives in Spain, or visits the country regularly, will have no doubt about why it is virtually impossible to find imported wines. Yet with just about every grape variety on earth, prices ranging from 99 cents to several hundreds of euros, and wine regions in almost every Spanish province, you’ll find the perfect […]

Fagan’s Eating House

RECENTLY, staff at the Canarian Weekly were lucky enough to be invited to the pre-opening of Fagan’s Eating House, in San Eugenio Alto. The evening was designed to give guests a taste of what they could expect when dining there, when the restaurant officially opened this week. The car park was ample, and almost adjacent […]

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