The latest news of Mencey’s Cookery Classroom, August 2015

Summer is a month to unwind, relax, forget about your preoccupations and enjoy a well deserved holiday. And there is no better place to enjoy the summer, the sea and the beach, nature and culture, and gastronomy, than the idyllic island of Tenerife. The Grand hotel Mencey, owned by the popular hotel chain Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has prepared a host of activities and services for its guests, in order to discover the greatest pleasures available on the Canary Island.

Bellow you will find some of the novelties of the Grand Mencey hotel for this August 2015.

Aula de Cocina del Mencey, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Los Laureles Restaurant

The restaurant and terrace Los Laureles has elaborated a new menu for this summer, where local products stand out, with an exotic touch, in combination with the influence of international cuisine. It has a great terrace from where to enjoy the famous Tenerife sunset. Open Monday to Sunday, from 19.30 to 23.00

Special “Mencey Lounge Night”

On Friday nights, on the 7th and 28th of August, the Grand Mencey hotel and restaurants celebrates a special Mencey Night Lounge. The first event will focus on “ceviches” and tartars, with a strong Latin influence in the menu. All accompanied by delicious cocktails, such as Pisco Sour, Cuban Mojitos or Mexican Margaritas.

On Friday the 28thof August will be an evening of barbecue, with succulent meats on the grill, such as marinated chicken with curry and yogurt, chutney or tuna steak from the Atlantic Ocean.

Both evenings will be enlivened by the best live music from 19.00 to 23.00. Limited tables available.

Spa Sensations

During the month of August, the Mencey Spa offers fantastic deals regarding health and beauty treatments. An example includes the 90 minutes in the Spa circuit, and a couples massage for only € 108 per couple.

Also, you can combine a day at the Spa with a gourmet meal, GatroSpa Gourmet, vegetarian GatroSpa, GatroSpa Vegan, for only 35€ per person.

For more information, visit the official website of Mencey’s Cookery Classroom, and don’t forget to book in advance!

The latest news from Mencey’s Cookery Classroom

This month of May, there are some very interesting announcements to make for both the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Mencey and Mencey’s Cookery Classroom.

The Mencey Lounge events at the Iballa Cocktail Bar are back to Tenerife’s nights with many novelties. A privileged location, the best live music, varied cuisine, exotic cocktails and the best possible company. Mencey’s Lounge thematic nights start at 19.00 and finish around 23.30.

During this month, guests will enjoy themed tasting menus, such as the special menu Sushi & Gins and the Mexican themed night.

On Friday 8th May, guests will enjoy a sushi tasting together with a selection of macerated premium gins and tonics. Some of our favourites include Blue Ribbon & Fever tree with lime peel, strawberries and liquorice, Geranium & Abbondio with blackberries, juniper, cinnamon and lemon peel.

Menu degustacion restaurante Los Menceyes

On Thursday the 21st May, the Iballa Cocktail Bar hosts a special themed night, an authentic Mexican evening! You will be able to enjoy the best Mexican dishes and snacks.

Bear in mind that every Saturday, starting at 11am, you can enjoy Mencey’s Appetizer on the terrace of the Iballa Cocktail Bar. The menu includes Iberian ham with bread and grated tomato, a selection of Canarian cheeses and figs and black pig on toast with caramelized onions and goat cheese.

Regarding the cooking courses, and after popular demand, the Cookery Classroom will offer the course “make your own bread at home.” The course will be held by Juan Carlos Bolanos and you will learn how to prepare the mother dough, learning different techniques, weighed, shaped and baked. This course is held on the Thursday 14th May between 17.30 and 20.30.

On Friday the 29th May, the Mencey’s Cookery Classroom will offer a “special antiox course“. Carlos Perez will be responsible to provide attendees with all the information regarding the benefits and secrets that you can obtain from smoothies and shakes.

If you need further information, please visit the official website of the Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey or the website of Mencey’s Cookery Classroom.

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.

10 Things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The island of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is renown for its climate, beaches and warm seas tourist, making it one of the most popular destinations in Europe. However, its historical and cultural heritage is in many cases forgotten by the tourists visiting the island.

Here is our list of the 10 most interesting things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

1. Visit the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The port of Santa Cruz shelters some unique and magical places, from which to contemplate the city of Santa Cruz.

2. Auditorium in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Auditorium of Santa Cruz has been designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and was inaugurated in 2003. It has two independent spaces that houses the symphony orchestra and chamber orchestra.

3. Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Known as one of the most important carnivals in the world, the Carnival of Santa Cruz lasts two weeks and begins with the election of the Carnival Queen.

4. García Sanabria Park

This park is located in the city centre of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and is a true oasis for both locals and tourists. Take a walk through the park and disconnect from the chaos of the city.

5. Visit the old town of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The city of Santa Cruz was founded in 1499 and to this date, some historical monuments have been preserved. It does not cover a very large area, making it a comfortable walk from Plaza de España. There are organized tours that will guide you through all the secrets of the old town.

6. Walking route to Mount Teide

The ascent to Mount Teide is not too complicated, but the route takes about 5 hours at a medium slow pace. But, you will definitely enjoy the unique views while walking to the top of the mountain.

7. Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA)

This building, located in the renovated old town area, has over 20,000 m2 distributed among a library, exhibition centre and Tenerife’s Photographic Centre. The TEA will not leave you indifferent.

8. Visit the Castle of San Cristobal

For many locals, it was a surprise to discover that under the Plaza de España lay the ruins of the ancient Castle of San Cristobal. In 2006, the local council decided to conserve and exhibit the castle’s remains in an unApartmaederground museum.

9. IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Mencey

This iconic luxury hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a reference on the island, where many personalities from the fields of art, film, politics and culture have stayed and enjoyed the comforts of this unique hotel. The hotel has 3 gourmet restaurants and a cocktail bar.

10. Cooking classes at the Mencey’s Cookery Classroom

Mencey’s Cookery Classroom is a space designed to taste and enjoy the best cuisine in a unique atmosphere. Enjoy the perfect cooking class in Tenerife.



You can find more information at the tourist office in the Plaza de España.

The latest news from IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Mencey

A new year has begun and at the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Mencey they have prepared a number of events and activities for this 2015 not to let anyone undecided. This boutique hotel in Tenerife, has years of history and boasts the most amazing stories and guests of all kinds and nationalities.

For those who are planning a holiday of total relaxation in the company of your partner, friends or with the whole family, we list some of the novelties present in the Grand Hotel Mencey.

Spa Sensations
Unrivaled facilities in an incomparable setting, the Spa Sensations of this IBEROSTAR hotel has the most modern facilities to enjoy all the pleasures you expect from a Spa of this category. For only 65€ per month you can enjoy unlimited access to all facilities and activities Spa.

Gourmet Brunch
Sundays without a brunch are not a real Sundays, and if you visit the restaurant and terrace of The Menceyes, much better. A traditional brunch on the terrace of the restaurant, which is part of the Cookery Classroom of El Mencey, has become a social event in Tenerife, that looks to consolidate in the winter months. For just 27€, all those who come to enjoy brunch will enjoy a real gourmet treat at an unbeatable price.

Mencey‘s appetizer
Every Saturday, starting at 12:00am, everyone that would like to do so, can enjoy an aperitif at the Iballa Cocktail Bar Hotel Mencey. At the same time, you can enjoy a range of gourmet tapas, such as bluefin tuna with wasabi caviar.

Mencey‘s Cookery Classroom
We can not forget Mencey’s flagship in terms of gastronomy. Do not hesitate to visit the website of the Mencey’s Cookery Classroom and check all the available cooking courses and the dates that they will be held in this gastronomic space. While designing the courses, they have taken into consideration the excesses committed by the majority of people during Christmas and New Year, so with the cooking courses, we will be able to enjoy light, healthy and surprising dishes to share with your families and friends.

Mencey’s Cookery Classroom latest’s news

The main news at Mencey’s Cookery Classroom for this coming month of November, is the celebration of the I Mencey Wine & Gourmet Wine Festival. IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Mencey constant commitment to the world of gastronomy is reflected in this wine festival, to be held the coming 22nd of November.

At the wine festival there will be represented more than 30 local, national and international wines, some with great prestige and tradition. There will also be room for lesser known wines, distinguished for their commitment to differentiation and for the quality of their wines. Along with the wines, attendees will also enjoy a selection of gourmet tapas, created by the Iballa Cocktail Bar.

Cursos de cocina del MenceyCooking courses at Mencey's Cookery Classroom

Cooking courses at Mencey’s Cookery Classroom

The Iballa Cocktail Bar will also host, on Friday the 14th of November, starting at 19.30, a special night focused on “the best Latin American ceviches”. With recipes coming from Peru and Mexico, but will also include the traditional Canarian ceviche, a ceviche with “cherne”, red onion, apple, coconut and cilantro. All this coupled with pisco sour, cocktails, cava and wines and the best live music.

With respect to the cooking courses organized by Mencey’s Cookery Classroom, during this month two very interesting courses will be held, one is a special course on seasonal mushrooms, and the other is a special course on coffee.

The special course on season mushrooms will be held on the 19th of November, between 17.00h and 20.30h. The course will be led by Head Chef Miguel Barrera of the Anthelia IBEORSTAR Hotel, a mushroom expert and connoisseur. Those attending the course will discover the existing classes and types of mushrooms, their characteristics and how to cook them.

Regarding the special coffee course, it will be held on the 26th of November from 17.00 to 20.30h. This course will feature the expert barista Alberto Zurita and the attendees will discover the wide range of coffee varieties, the process and also, the new ways of enjoying coffee.

October’s latest news from IBEROSTAR’s Grand Mencey hotel

This month of October is packed with news from the Mencey’s Cookery Classroom. Summer has come to an end, making way to an always melancholic autumn. However, there is no reason not to enjoy this time of year and the Iberostar Grand Mencey hotel and its Cookery Classroom, are the perfect place for it.

Begoña Rodrigo, the winner of the famous TV contest TOP CHEF 2013, will visit Mencey’s Cookery Clasroom to offer an exclusive cooking course. The event will take place on Friday the 10th of October, priced at 60€ per person. The chef and owner of the restaurant La Salita in Valencia, will delight attendees with a “gastroshow” where she will present exclusively some of the delicious dishes served at her restaurant.

IBEROSTAR Grand Mencey Cookery Classroom

IBEROSTAR Grand Mencey Cookery Classroom

Some of the popular dishes of this course, include rice plankton with octopus carpaccio and Mary aioli sauce, or the paratana with pigs trotters juice and sweet and sour vegetables. The wine pairing will include the wines from the Bodegas Masaveu, including wines such as the Fillaboa 2013 or the Murua gran Reserva.

However, the cooking courses of this iconic gourmet hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife don’t end here. On Thursday the 9th of October, led by Chef Richard Andrade, you’ll discover all the secrets of Japanese cuisine. The class includes how to cook the perfect rice for sushi, as well as learning to make makis, shushi, niguiris and the sauces that go with it. You can book here your cooking class in Tenerife.

One of the most demanded courses among those attending the previous courses of the Mencey’s Cookery Classroom was a whiskey tasting. The time has come, and all thanks to Mencey’s bartender Chema Vicente. The course will be held on Wednesday the 15th of October, from 17.00 to 20.30, and it is priced at

The new cooking courses at the Mencey’s Cookery Classroom

September begins with in full glory at Mencey’s Cookery Classroom, after a summer filled with news and special nights in this idyllic setting. The IBEROSTAR Grand Mencey Hotel is one of the most prestigious gastronomic hotels, with a long gastronomic tradition in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Her cooking classes, many of which are gourmet courses in Tenerife with internationally renowned chefs offer you the chance to become a real chef for a few hours.

On Thursday the 18th of September, the first cooking course of the season was held, and was centred around the “hot and cold around Appetizers served around the table“. This cooking course is designed to surprise family and friends in our homes, with some extremely creative appetitive and appetizers, very easy to prepare, and will definitely delight our guests. Some of the recipes that will be prepared include a Smith ham roll, Caesar salad snack, cauliflower pure with a crispy prawns and red fruits sauce.

Cooking lessons at Mencey's Cookery Classroom

The Cocktail Bar Iballa will continue to offer during the month of September the emblematic nights of the Mencey Lounge. The Mencey Lounge combines the best culinary proposals and the best live music, in a unique and incomparable space. Come and enjoy a perfect night at the Mencey!
On the Friday the 19th of September, the Mencey Lounge will offer a selection of gourmet tapas and pintxos, including mini Spanish avocado omelettes and tuna, fried morcillas with caramelized onions…


On Friday 26th of September, the nights of the Mencey Lounge will surprise you with a delicious sushi and a wide selection of hot and cold snacks. The selection of tapas will be paired with local and national wines, and of course, the delicious and exotic cocktails from our bar.

One final announcement to make, the following month of October there will be a special guest, Begoña Rodriguez, the winner of the TV show Top Chef 2013. Guests will be able to enjoy a degustation menu with many surprises…