All the latest news of Mencey’s Cookery Classroom

This month of March we have with us one of the most important events of the year, for all those couples who plan to marry this 2015. At the hotel IBEROSTAR Grand Mencey they are aware of the importance of this day, as well as the needs and requirements of the couples.

4 Special Day Weddings and Celebrations

The coming Saturday 14th of March the 4th Annual Wedding and Celebrations event is held on the premises of the Mencey Hotel. The event will take place from 11.00am to 20.00pm, and some of the most prestigious brands in the industry will take place.

This event is a unique opportunity to discover the exclusive spaces that this 5 star hotel has to offer, as well as the complete gastronomic experience provided by the Mencey Cookery Classroom.

Nuevo menu degustacion restaurante los menceyes



New tasting menu at the restaurant Los Menceyes

IBEROSTAR Grand Mencey’s signature restaurant, restaurant Los Menceyes is changing its tasting menu this month of March. The new degustation menu has 7 dishes elaborated from the respect to the quality of products and where flavours from the island predominate. The tasting menu has a price of 45€ without drinks and 55€ with a selection of wines included, a unique price for a menu of this quality.

The tasting menu of Los Menceyes is available from Monday through to Friday from 19.30 to 22.30 and can be booked over the official website of Mencey’s Cookery Classroom.

Cooking classes Cooking Classroom Mencey

Each month, Mencey’s Cookery Classroom and its team of chefs, elaborates cooking courses for foodies and gastronomy enthusiasts, where they will discover all the secrets of haute cuisine in Tenerife.

The courses and dates

· March 18, 2015, Japanese Cuisine: Introduction to Teppanyaki and gourmet sushi rolls. The chef Zhe Hang will show attendees all the secrets of this Asian cuisine, appreciated worldwide for its balanced and healthy diet

· 27th of March, 2015, Initiation course for a professional “jamon” cut

José Carlos Prieto, a member of the Spanish National Association of Ham Cutters, and one of the best ham cutters in Spain, will be guiding attendees through the art of cutting “jamon”. Learn to cut Spanish ham with a straight and thin cut, that enhances the natural flavours of this product admired worldwide.

Tenerife, the perfect island to disconnect

With thousands of sites to lose yourself in, Tenerife is one of those destinations that were created to escape from the world and breath, finally, without the pressure of routine and responsibilities. With a wonderful weather, the spring temperatures all year round and just a few rainy days, it offers the opportunity of lying on a beach almost deserted, listening to the sea and diving in the delicious waters of the Atlantic Sea.

The capital of the island is a must visit: it offers the best culture and gourmet gastronomy of Tenerife. One of the classic places to visit is Los Menceyes Restaurant, which makes part of the spa hotel in Tenerife, The Grand Hotel Mencey. It has a cooking classroom which will transport you to another world just by tasting some of its innovative proposals. If you want to pamper yourself in your relaxing escapade, we recommend you to stay for a night at this 5 star hotel in Santa Cruz, which is the most historic hotel in Tenerife.

 IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Mencey

If you prefer to directly escape to a spot next to the sea, in Costa Adeje you will find all you need to spend some good time away from worries, surrounded by some of the best beaches.

Choosing a hotel in this area is not easy, since it has a very varied offer, so it depends on what your plans are. Now, if you are looking for relaxing, the best option is to opt for a spa hotel in Tenerife, or a space offering services focused on wellness tourism, such as the hotels with jacuzzi in Tenerife located in the area of Costa Adeje.

As for romantic escapades, Tenerife is a reference point. There you will find classic hotels, wonderful beach resorts with suites, affordable accommodations or event 5 star hotels, and apartments where you can enjoy at your leisure. Nevertheless, the best Adults Only hotels are in situated in Costa Adeje: this tourist destination is one of the most exclusive in the island, very lively in summer -even too lively- and perfect if you travel in autumn, winter or spring.

From Costa Adeje you can easily visit all the interesting places of Tenerife: El Teide, Loro Parque, Las Teresitas beach, El Médano, La Arena beach… And… Golf to complete the escapade! There are many golf courses in the island for different levels,, with all types of specialized services, from academies to equipment rental.

Do not miss the opportunity to attend the events of the Tenerife Auditorium since, depending on the dates, there are usually seasons of classic music and opera, folklore, theatre and dance performances…  Additionally, reserve a day to visit Icod de los Vinos and do a gastronomic tour.

In this way, your trip will be complete. And you will return home feeling completely rejuvenated.


What to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

If you have chosen Tenerife as a destination for your next holiday, maybe you are checking in internet for accommodation, leisure activities, the best beaches, where to eat, and where you can have a night out, where you can relax, what to see, opening hours, there will be endless questions…

We propose alternatives to all these questions starting with accommodation.

If you are looking for a five star hotel with every commodity and luxury, we recommend the Iberostar Grand Mencey in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.  It is the island’s outstanding hotel with regard to history and glamour and it is also a well-known gastronomic hotel in Tenerife.  It has all the guarantees of an Iberostar hotel, which makes it a safe choice.


Gourmet restaurant in Tenerife

Gourmet restaurant in Tenerife

With regard to activities, our recommendation is an excursion through the Canarian countryside, following the trail from the Cruz del Carmen and the Llano de los Viejos.

It is an easy route, suitable for everybody of all ages with a duration of 45 minutes.

One of the most visited and attractive beaches of the island you will find in Costa Adeje.

In this area you will find numerous beaches, the most outstanding is the beach of Fañabe, the most popular choice of Tenerife’s residents.

One of the best restaurants in Tenerife is the restaurant Los Menceyes, which is part of the hotel Grand Mencey.  Top class cuisine, with an emphasis on local produce and an avant-garde interpretation of typical Canarian dishes. In the same hotel you will find the Iballa Cocktail Bar, famous for their Jazz concerts and exotic cocktails.

Regarding the most emblematic places to visit, one of the highlights is whale and dolphin watching in the middle of the ocean, the Tenerife Adan Martin auditorium, the Arona Pyramid, the volcano’s and landscapes and not forgetting the extensive offer of night time leisure activities.




Latest news from the Mencey’s Cookery Classroom

This September arrives full off news and updates from the Iberostar Grand Mencey Hotel & Resort and specially, from the Mencey Cookery Classroom. Although for many September is a complicated month, which includes the return to work, daily routine, children going back to school… it may not be the best idea to mention some of the activities and services offered by this hotel during the next month.

For those starting their holiday in September, and more specifically for those that have chosen the Canary island of Tenerife as a destination, our recommendation is that you pay close attention to new services offered by the Iberostar Grand Mencey, especially regarding the gastronomy of this gourmet restaurant in Tenerife.

Aula de cocina del Mencey

Los Menceyes restaurant, known as one of the best restaurants in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, after a magnificent reception, will continue to offer every first Sunday of the month, a brunch served on the terrace of the restaurant. Guests will enjoy  the combination of the classic buffet with live cooking, including the famous Benedict eggs and an authentic Bloody Mary.

Without a doubt, the culinary novelty is the cycle of “Women with a Star” which will bring to the island some of the most respected and well known Michelin star chefs in Spain. Each month, starting on Saturday 7th of September, all those who wish may attend an exclusive Master Class and then enjoy the tasting menus offered by these chefs in their respective restaurants.

Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey

We would like to emphasise the presence of the Mallorcan chef Macarena de Castro, head of the Michelin starred restaurant Jardin, and the only woman on the island of Mallorca that has that distinction. The Master Class will be held on the 26th of October in the Cookery Classroom of the Mencey. The cooking class starts at 11.30 and finishes at 13.00, where guests  can later enjoy the degustation menu ” Pure Mediterranean Sea.”

This cooking cycle of “Women with Star ” will end on the 7th of December by the hand of the Chef Fina Puigdevall head of the Restaurant Les Cols in Olot , which has two Michelin stars. This cycle of fine dining in Tenerife can become a reference, not only to the Canary cuisine , but for all Spain.

Do not hesitate and book your holiday in this gastronomic hotel in Tenerife.

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