Las Palmas

Good food in Las Canteras? Better pack a picnic!

March 12, 2012

It’s sad that the restaurants along the promenade of Las Canteras in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria are mostly tourist traps.  Prices aren’t cheap and the quality of cooking if generally very low plus dishes are mostly outdated.  I have probably tired about a dozen of restaurants there by now and to be honest the experience was so poor that it doesn’t warrant writing about.  This is bizarre considering that the quality of ingredients in the local supermarkets is mostly excellent.  Well my parents and I wanted to get out and enjoy the weather this weekend so we packed a picnic instead:

We opted for a bottle of the Spanish  – Anna de Codorníu, Brut NV – this is an understated, light sparkling wine. Combo of Chardonnay with the three classical cava varieties (Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel·Lo)  – good value and perfect for the beach especially as this bottle came with the cooling wrap.

On the snacks side, fresh bread with olive oil, local Jamon, some smoked salmon sandwiches dressed with capers, some local chorizo and fresh fruit.

Delicious local ingridients, good quality charcutrie that we picked out ourselves.

The fresh sea breeze  also just makes everything taste better.

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.