Saborea Lanzarote prepares important news for its ninth edition
The IX edition of the Saborea Lanzarote Enogastronomic Festival will be held on November 23 and 24 at La Villa de Teguise. Its objective is to value the local, authentic and original product, as a differentiating element of the destination. Therefore, it focuses on four pillars: sustainability, territory and landscape, culture and heritage; and food and health.
The event has different classrooms and spaces, so that it diversifies the offer of services to the attendees. Stresses the Classroom of Taste, which will meet the best restaurateurs in the country, recognized with Michelin Stars, such as Torres Brothers, Andoni Luis Adúriz or Oriol Castro, among others. Some cooks who, as the counselor Ángel Vázquez has pointed out, “are the ones that give level to the event at the national level.”
Once again, the festival will feature the Saborea Lanzarote Classroom, in which producers, cheesemakers, winemakers and chefs from the Island will participate “without which Saborea Lanzarote would be meaningless,” said Angel Vázquez. Likewise, the Teguise Timple Museum will once again host several activities with products from the different islands of the Archipelago.
As a novelty, the Wine Classroom has been developed; a space that will feature talks, tastings with national experts, pairings with other products of the Island and tastings. Also, this year, the Aula del Mar will once again make known the variety of species that the island kitchen hosts, with the largest marine reserve in Europe. In it, attendees can enjoy the snoring of tuna again; a solidarity proposal, since the final product will be donated to an NGO.
In order to internationalize the Saborea Lanzarote Enogastronomic Festival, the Mid-Atlantic Kitchen Area was included last year, a characteristic cuisine that runs from Galicia to Mauritania. In the last edition we could enjoy the proposal of Galician chefs, and in this Lisbon has joined. At the local level, this ninth edition houses as a novelty the Gastronomic Reef initiative, in the hands of the Tourism Area of the capital City Council. Thus, the main restaurant of Arrecife will have its own area within the Gastromarket.
The little ones will also have their spaces. The Chinijo Chef Classroom, one of the most consolidated of the festival, will open again for children to learn simple recipes from the hand of Sofia and Victor, contestants of the MasterChef program. Also, taking into account the satisfaction survey that was conducted among attendees last year, the festival incorporates a Gastroludoteca. In this place the “chinijos” can be supervised and entertained with gastronomic activities, sports, traditional games and even a DJ.
This year the Gastromarket will feature more than 60 restaurants, 12 wineries, 6 cheese shops and more than 30 more exhibitors between producers and sweet cuisine. In this way, there will be a total of 110 exhibitors, 12 more than last year.
People with culinary skills can demonstrate them in the original Popular Cooking Contest. On this occasion, they must make a salad with Canarian products. The winner will be granted the privilege of attending as a popular jury in the National Russian Salad Championship 2020 in the framework of the San Sebastian Gastronomika congress next year.
Parallel to the festival, the second edition of the International Food Writers Meeting will take place; a pioneering event in Spain where journalists and culinary communication professionals will meet.