Gofio, Almogrote, Watercress Soup, Carne Fiesta, Palm Tree Syrup... Gomeran cuisine boasts unique full flavours with plenty of local ingredients.
La Gomera is an island of fine dining and fun after-dinner parties. The spirit of its inhabitants has a part to play, but the slow fire in its kitchens and the fresh ingredients are the ones that really make the magic that makes all those who discover it fall hopelessly in love.
Find out more about our island's gastronomy and learn its hidden secrets here.
It is said that there are as many recipes for almogrote as there are homes in La Gomera, and the secret of its taste is that it admits nuances according to the cuisine from which it comes.
Strong, spicy, mild, with an intense cheese flavor or with fruity glimpses... There is no single type of almogrote, but there is one thing you can agree on: they are all delicious!
Bananas are the most important mono-crop in the Canary Islands. Its success as a fruit, in fact, made bananas in all their variants the most widely consumed tropical fruit in the world.
The banana tree is a relatively old plant with respect to its arrival in La Gomera, back in the 15th century. The popularity of the fruit among European tourists who began to arrive on the islands in the 19th Century aroused the interest of UK grocery companies.
The wines in La Gomera have more than 400 years of history. Exactly since the Portuguese settlers first, and the Spanish later, brought their homeland vines to the islands. That is how the grape varieties that were present in continental Europe at the time arrived in the Canary Islands. The passing of time and the natural evolution did the rest, originating new grape varieties that are currently endemic to the Canary Islands.
Viticulture on the island has a history of approximately four centuries of existence, but it is only since 2003 that the "Vinos de La Gomera" Designation of Origin has brought together the island's grape and wine producers (200 winegrowers and 14 wineries).
Call it honey or syrup, palm honey is still the most sought-after object of desire on the island.
Its production, limited by law, is consumed and sold almost 100% within La Gomera. Local modern cuisine uses it widely as an ingredient for sweet and savoury dishes. The traditional gomeran cuisine also made it indispensable in almost any local recipe.
Heritage recipes, the most refined versions of the gomeran desserts were produced on the kitchens of convents and churches, local varieties of the well-known Convent confectioneries available all through Spain.
Try or buy your traditional biscuits and sweets in our shop or gastroteca. They are spectacular!
Available in our shop you can buy the best Gofio in the Canary Islands. The oldest food in La Gomera!
Coming to La Gomera is the equivalent of enjoying a good gofio. A staple food that was inherited from the aboriginal Gomeran people and which, for centuries, was an indispensable base for the Gomeran diet. Gofio is any cereal, root, legume, seed and even fruit, roasted and ground.
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