Thursday, 4 August 2011

Out to lunch

My wonderful intentions to keep posting as usual during the month of August floated gently out the window! There's a lot going on at the moment and I just find it difficult to find the time to sit down and organise. So for this I deeply apologise. I will try and get here as often as possible and hope that normality returns sooner, rather than later!

For the moment I am going to tantalize the tastebuds with a recommendation for lunch. Be warned, this is not the place to go if you don't eat meat! There is nothing but meat on the menu. It's called Bodegon Campestre and can be found in La Esperanza in the north of Tenerife, just north of Santa Cruz, the capital.

From the outside it looks the same as many other restaurants that can be found along the winding roads that run from village to village. But inside the decoration is typically rustic. The walls are wood panelled and all types of farming and kitchen utensils hang from the beams. The tables and wooden and the seats are stools or long wooden benches. The plates are blocks of wood!

Wooden plates
The starters include every type of sausage imaginable as well as a few different cheeses and salad. And then come the main courses! For me, the main course is more than sufficient on its own and I always pass on the starters. And I chose the most delicious sirloin steak!

And hubby had the T-bone steak....

And these were accompanied by a salad and 'papas arrugadas' (wrinkled potatoes) which are typical in the Canary Islands. They are whole boiled potatoes which are cooked with their skins and plenty of salt. They are cooked until the water evaporates leaving salt on the skins and a wrinkled effect.

'Papas arrugadas'
It's certainly best to go with an appetite as the servings are generous and the prices are very reaasonable - which is always appreciated!

Hasta pronto!


  1. I too find it hard to keep up with blogging at times. Looks like some nice food, I do prefer food without meat but it still sounds very nice, and you say for a reasonable price so that’s a plus.

  2. I would say I'm a vegetarian about 70% of the time, but sometimes you just need some red meat. Looks good!

  3. your blog is very cool


  4. i'm not sure i love the wooden do they clean them...eeeeeeek!!

  5. Hehehe! Sometimes it's just best not to ask!!