Foodie fusions, tastings and tapas!


The Adeje department of economic development and job creation, under Councillor Manuel Méndez Martin, launched the November gastronomy programme this morning, the 9th year the event is taking place. Degusta.Me or ‘Taste Me’ promotes the richness and variety of local produce and culinary creations, showing why our gastronomy has become an integral part of the international profile of this part of Tenerife.

The main goal of the month-long programme of activities has always been to promote the culture of gastronomy in Adeje, valuing the establishments dedicated to good food, the people who run them and serve the public as well as the food itself, which, altogether, “without a doubt bring a large amount of added value to the tourist offer in the region”, said councillor Méndez Martín.

The Calle Grande and the Plaza de España will host a 8-hour event on November 24th, a food festival open to the public with tastings, drink, theatre, bouncy castles, acrobats, jugglers, live music, etc.

As in previous years the Tapas Route invites the public to vote for their favourite tapa from any of the 20 restaurants taking part using the forms in the participating establishments which must be stamped – and their votes will also see them entered into a draw for a selection of great prizes included an 7-day cruise courtesy of the ‘Zona Comercial Abierta Adeje Centro’.

During November there will be visits organised to the Montesdeoca cheese farm and the Finca Noel. The Food Trucks On Tour is also returning. Full details of the month’s activities and the tapas route can be downloaded, in English, from the Adeje council webpage ( Members of the public who are interested in taking part in any of the courses and workshops that require prior registration should sign up soon as places will be limited.


Participating companies
GM Cash & Carry Adeje, Zona Comercial Abierta Adeje Centro, Asociación de Empresarios, Comerciantes y Profesionales de Adeje (AECPA), Asociación de Barmans de Tenerife(ABT),Asociación de Cocineros y Reposteros de Canarias (ACYRE), Agromercado de Adeje, Consejo Regulador Denominación de Origen de Abona, Programa de Formación en Alternancia con el Empleo (PFAE) Prodintur Adeje, Círculo de Empresarios del Sur de Tenerife (CEST), Aula Cultural de Enoturismo y Turismo Gastronómico de la Universidad de La Laguna, entre otros.


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November is Gastronomy month in Adeje


For a number of years now November has been gastronomy month in Adeje and the 2017 DegustaMe (Taste Me) programme has just been launched. And as in previous years there are a range of workshops for all members of the family, trips, events, and of course the Tapas route with prizes for the best restaurants as well as for the public.

The councillor for economic development, Manuel Luis Méndez Martín said, “Degusta.Me is a gastronomic get-together for different sectors of the food industry, offering culinary creations promoting the best of cooking in the region.

“The Adeje council knows that the tourist industry is the economic motor of the south of the island, and in this regard we have top class hotels attracting about 2 million visitors last year. We also have over 50,000 residents, so our gastronomy must offer different and diverse elements as well what is good locally, and create jobs for our residents here, always bearing in mind that gastronomy is one of the determining factors in a tourist destination”.

The tapas route will run from November 17th to 26th with 14 establishments taking part: El Puente, Taberna Amores, Loren’s tasca , El Rincón del Sushi, Tasca Italiana La Favorita cake shop, cafetería Atlántida, La Salud bar, tasca El Cañón, cafetería Casa Juan, Compostela restaurant, Metro pizza, León de Venezia and Rincón de Aranda.

The full programme of events runs until December 9th and 350 people have already signed up for events on offer. Most of the workshops will take place in the CDTCA (The Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre), and registration is already open. The full programme is available in Spanish and English on the borough’s webpage,, and flyers are available with the programme in public buildings in the town


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.