Fusing Adeje’s gastronomy in Madrid!

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Adeje’s councillor for economic development, Manuel Luis Méndez Martín, is in Madrid this week at ‘Madrid Fusión’, an international gastronomy event celebrated every year in the Spanish capital with professionals from all over the world in attendance.

The Adeje councillor says he has three main objectives during his visit: “Attend the talks to make sure Adeje’s ideas are part of the mix; be there for the professionals from our borough who have travelled to demonstrate their skills, creativity and ability, such as Pablo Pastor, Braulio Simancas or Juan Carlos Clemente; establish contacts in the world of gastronomy that may help the borough in the future.

Méndez Martín has meet with Rosario Barrios Cono during his stay. She is the Spanish director of ‘Le Cordon Bleu’ the main school dedicated to this branch of cooking in Europe. The school is located in the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, in Madrid, and following the meeting with the Adeje councillor, Barrios Cono confirmed she will visit Adeje in the coming months to get to know the borough’s installations ahead of agreeing a series of training projects here.

Madrid Fusión runs from January 23rd – 25th with Tenerife as one of the invited destinations with the chance to show off the island’s gastronomic values and local produce.

Two thousand tastes of Adeje


Adeje’s gastronomy month is well underway

One of the big events during the Adeje Gastronomy days during this month is taking place this Saturday, November 14th, with the Degusta.me (try my) fair in the Plaza de España in the town.

This week, at the official launch of the event, details of the annual Tapas Route were also announced, and organisers hope that these will introduce many new people to the delights of Adeje gastronomy. The Tapas Route will run from this Saturday until November 29th and between the two events organisers plan to serve over two thousand tapas to members of the public.
The councillor for economic development Manuel Luis Méndez Martín oversaw proceedings at the launch of the events alongside Pablo Pastor, well known chef and representative of the Canarian association of chefs and pastry makers (ACYRE), Efrén Santana from Grupo Miquel, Manuel Rodríguez Jiménez, technical director from the Abona wine denomination and chefs Carlos Clemente, Pablo Aznar, Yuned, Alexis García, Miguel Barrena, and Javier Mora, from some of the finest restaurants and hotels in South Tenerife.

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Councillor Méndez Martin said that “the clear objective is to energise the restaurant sector in the borough as well as offering leisure alternatives for Adeje residents and those in general in South Tenerife.” He thanked the many hotels and companies sponsoring events, including Grupo Miquel, Gastro Market El Duque and the Hoteles Iberostar chain. “We are also grateful for support from Turismo de Tenerife, with whom we are working to let people know the culinary richness we have on offer in this part of the island. We are also delighted with the co-operation and participation of the many bars, cafeterias, and restaurants in the borough”.
The Degustame Adeje Fair will see over 30 stands in the Plaza de España with bodegas from all over the south of the island taking part, and cocktails courtesy of Tenerife Barmans Association. Food-wise there will be sweet treats, cheeses, breads, cakes, a huge variety of tapas, crepes, and much much more. The public can buy their Degusta.me tickets and then pick their tapas, or purchase a Degusta.me glass to sample many of the fine wines on offer.

The “Ruta de la Tapa Degusta.me Adeje 2015” (Tapas Route) works to promote the restaurant sector and encourage residents and visitors to use bars and cafes and restaurants as local meeting points as well as allowing them explore local gastronomy and discover new tastes and gastronomic inventions. The ‘route’ runs until the eve of San Andres and will end with a Show Cookery demonstration in the Adeje Farmers Market.

26 establishments are taking part in the Tapas route and you can vote for your favourites. There will be prizes for the best 5, 4 and 3 star tapas as well as some ‘special mentions’ and there will also be a draw for the public taking part with two prizes, a hotel overnight stay for two in an Iberostar hotel in Tenerife, and a meal for two in one of the participating establishments. The full list of participating restaurants, cafes, and bars is on the council webpage, www.adeje.es.

What’s on in Adeje this Weekend?


There’s a busy weekend ahead in Adeje, so even if the sun don’t shine, there’s no need to be in the slightest bit bored!

Tonight you can watch a top-notch basketball game between the Fraport Skyliners Frankfort, who play in the German Bundesliga, and CB Canarias, the regional side currently playing in the Spanish ACB league. Match time is 8.30pm, tickets just €3.
If basketball isn’t your cup of tea, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra are playing a free concert at 8pm in the Convento de San Francisco, sponsored by the Adeje Council and the Cabildo. The orchestra will play pieces by British composers William Boyce and John Ireland and Germany’s Georg Philip Telemann. Places are limited so arrive early if possible. The convent building is just beside the town hall.
Feeling peckish? The Adeje DegustaMe, or TasteMe series of gastronomic events continues this weekend, and if you fancy a bit of show cooking head down to the municipal Farmer’s Market (up the street opposite Makro) on Sunday at 11am.

Yummy Adeje

The Degusta.Me, or Taste Me campaign is underway in Adeje with a terrific tapas route (63 restaurants are taking part), and displays and offerings of the featured products of cheese, honey and gofio at commercial centres this weekend.