24th May 2022 @ 8:51 am

The annual Saborea Lanzarote food fair in Teguise has been one of the most notable victims of the Covid pandemic, with safety restrictions making the event impossible to stage since 2019.

The food fair – more accurately titled the Saborea Lanzarote Enogastronomic Festival – is a hugely popular event where the islands best restaurant owners, chefs and food producers display offer their goods for visitors to sample. Celebrity guests often visit, and the fair also features talks, competitions and children’s events.

When questioned about the food fair at a meeting yesterday, Cabildo President María Dolores Corujo confirmed that technical experts from the Cabildo were working to ensure that the event took place later this year.

However, when questioned about the location of the event she said “this is a subject we haven’t addressed yet. We believe there were sound reasons to hold it on Teguise, but The Saborea Lanzarote project doesn’t belong to a municipality; it belongs to the island, to the restaurants on the island.”

Corujo insisted that she wasn’t talking about a change of location, but said that “it wouldn’t be a bad idea to talk about it.” Meanwhile, Ángel Vasquez , who was tourism councillor for the last editions of the event has stated that he supports its continued presence in Teguise, where it is “consolidated.”

Andrés Stinga, the Agriculture councillor, said “Nobody has mentioned a change of location, but all the other municipalities of Lanzarote have just as much right to it as Teguise. We’d like to talk to everyone involved to find out ways of improving the food fair.”

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