Launched this week, the Sea and Mountain Tapas Route, an initiative by the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council, involves over 50 local restaurants and will be available until 3 December. Carmen Pérez, CEO of the Development Society, announced the event, highlighting its focus on showcasing Santa Cruz de Tenerife’s culinary offerings. This year’s theme centres on sea and mountain products, emphasising the use of local ingredients from the Canary Islands and the Anaga Massif. Each dish presented must have a unique name and description.
Pérez explained that the format of the event would mirror previous editions, offering a tapa and a drink for four euros. A dedicated web application, www.degustalatapasantacruz.com, is already live, providing comprehensive information about the route. Here, visitors can find details on participating establishments, their opening hours, location, ingredients used in the dishes, and even cast their votes for the best gastronomic creations.
The voting through this web application will play a crucial role, determining the top three tapas, which will receive diplomas. Additionally, three participants who register their votes on the app will be awarded.
Highlighting some standout dishes, Pérez mentioned Auyama Real Food’s offering: a sweet potato and cod crumb timbale with caramelised onion, pico de gallo, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, coriander, and balsamic vinegar. Another notable entry is the Kazoku Izakaya, featuring a red tuna tartar marinated in tamarind jam, complemented with creamy avocado, tartufata, and topped with masago arare pearls. Pérez emphasised the high quality and variety of the proposals, encouraging the public to try these innovative dishes.
Reflecting on the success of the previous edition, Pérez shared that nearly 60 establishments from Santa Cruz participated, the web application received over 14,600 visits, and almost 1,000 votes were cast to select the winning entries.