In the lead up to World Tapa Day, Saborea Lanzarote organised Feria De La Tapa, a fantastic food and drink festival that took place over two days in the old harbour square in Puerto Del Carmen’s old town. Good timing meant that myself and Nicola were able to attend as we were halfway through our holiday.
In addition to being a popular holiday island, Lanzarote is an island that is hugely proud of its food and wine and the Feria De La Tapa was a great way for local restaurants, producers and bodegas to get in front of locals and tourists and show off their fantastic products.
The set-up at Feria De La Tapa is simple. All of the exhibiting stalls charge €1 and you buy strips of tickets from the Saborea Lanzarote tent or from the assistants who are wandering around the venue and whether you're looking for a pintxo, tapa, kebab skewer, ice-cream, slice of cake, a beer or a small glass of wine, you can wander the stalls and try as much food and drink as you like without breaking the bank.
With bouncy castles to keep the children occupied, live cooking demonstrations and live entertainment on the main stage, there was something to suit all ages and based on the buzz around the harbour, I’d say that the Feria De La Tapa was enjoyed by all.
The event was well promoted across social media as well as locally in shop and restaurant windows and I think that the event organisers should be congratulated for their efforts. The Feria de la Tapa was a huge success with a huge number of tourists and locals attending across the two days.
I hope to write up a post on Gerry’s Kitchen in the coming weeks with more information on the businesses who exhibited at The Feria De La Tapa as well as give my own recommendations on the restaurants, producers and bodegas that stood out for me and Nicola.