The new accolades will put the island’s quality gastronomy scene and fresh local ingredients firmly in the spotlight.
Visitors can now enjoy a tasting at San-Hô restaurant, located in the Royal Corales Hideaway Hotel in Costa Adeje, which has achieved its first-ever Michelin star, and Rincón de Juan Carlos, also in Adeje, which has been awarded its second Michelin star.
One of seven Michelin-starred restaurants on the island, the Basque-inspired M.B. restaurant, located in The Ritz-Carlton Abama (Guía de Isora), has also revalidated its two stars; as has Japanese-fusion restaurant, Kabuki, in the same hotel, maintaining its Michelin star. The NUB restaurant at the Bahía del Duque hotel (Costa Adeje), offering a sensory journey between Latin America and Europe, has also retained its Michelin star.
Tenerife’s cuisine takes influence from Europe, America and Africa due to its location between the three continents in the Atlantic. Dishes use local products available on the island, such as seafood, potatoes, cheeses and meats.
Typical products from Tenerife that every visitor should try when holidaying on the island include bananas, honey, potatoes (in particular the Papas Antiguas de Canarias) and gofio, a kind of flour made from toasted grains whose use comes from the Guanche people, Tenerife’s first inhabitants.
Its cuisine can be enjoyed in a wide range of restaurants, from haute cuisine establishments to authentic eateries. Unique to Tenerife’s culinary scene are the “guachinche”, local and usually family-run taverns that offer local wine long with traditional dishes from the island.