This Saturday, 20 September, Garachico will host the III Certamen de Tapas de Canarias – Canarian tapas competition. Seven chefs, one from each of the Canary Islands, will prepare a tapa to be voted on. Tapas will be accompanied by wine from the bodega La Palmera. The competition is part of the Paisaje Gastronómico 2014 event, and starts at 9pm in the glorieta de San Francisco. Competitors are:

Gran Canaria – Abraham Ortega García with the tapa “De la isleta al cielo”.

La Palma – David Antonio Pérez with “Conejo deshuesado con toques canarios y puré de papas”.

El Hierro – Inocencio Padrón  with “Volcán de burgados y viejas”

La Gomera – Antonio Jacobo Negrín Mora with “Corneto pal verano”.

Fuerteventura – Marcos Gutiérrez Vera with “Volcán de huevo”.

Lanzarote – Jesús Orlando de León with “Tosta de vieja, batata y chorizo chacón”.

And from Tenerife, Francisco Llanos López with “Crujiente de pollo con queso y menta”.

In keeping with the haute cuisine feel of the competition and the event more generally, several Michelin-starred chefs will be involved, with the stoves being turned on this evening for preparations to commence, for example, by Pere Planagumà, 2* Michelín chef. For more information, see www.paisajegastronomico.com

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