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.
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.