Lunch in the Rubicon Marina, Lanzarote
It was a bliss staying in Gran Castillo Dream hotel but it was great to go for a walk and have lunch in the marina. The walk along the sea was stunning, it took no more than fifteen minutes to get there but we probably spent forty as I stopped for taking pictures everywhere.
There were flowers where you would think it wasn’t possible.
There was an old chapel overlooking the sea and the views were stunning.
There were some shops in the marina and after a browse it was lunchtime. We looked at menus in different places and in the end settled for lunch at La Taberna for some of our favorite tapas.
The main reason we came out of the hotel was that we wanted to have some gambas al ajillo, prawns cooked in butter or oil with garlic and chilli.
When they came out on the table it smelt lovely, the garlic was crispy and the prawns delicious.
We also got a chicken with garlic and chilli, both cooked in olive oil and we had nice crusty bread to mop up some of the oil.
We had to have the salt baked potatoes so typical for the Canary Islands, served with a red and a green sauce. They just melted in my mouth and I must check how they are done, along with the sauces.
No round of tapas should be done without the croquetas. I have had lighter croquetas in other restaurants but these had a rustic charm,
We shared a carafe of Sangria to go with it, this made from light wine and flavored with citrus fruits.
As we were on holiday I couldn’t resist a dessert and opted for oranges with local honey and walnuts, it was so good I have to do this at home, so simple and so good!
We made our way back, it was god to walk off some of the food. Coming back to the hotel it was a bliss to head straight to a sun lounger and have a siesta, this was a very laid back and lovely day.