Valleseco, how green is your valley
Heading home from Artenara, we pass the Mirador de los Pinos de Gáldar. Where we clock a sea of clouds, sending our jaws crashing to the floor in the process. Later, in Valleseco, where we stop for lunch at Restaurante Arcos de la Laguna, it feels as if we’re back in the UK. The wind whirls, mist descends, and rain beats down. We once thought Valleseco, Dry Valley, an ironic title, as it’s the wettest town on GC. However, we’ve since learnt its name derives from the fact it’s the driest of three local valleys.
Brothers gonna to work it out
In terms of local chains, two bands of brothers dominate the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria restaurant scene. Hermanos Garcia offer trad Canarian food like mama used to make. Hermanos Rogelio, meanwhile, pride themselves on their more refined fayre.
A taste of Segovia in Valleseco’s Restaurante Arcos de la Laguna
Hermanos Rogelio boasts four eateries in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, plus one in Teror. But its flagship restaurant is Valleseco’s Restaurante Arcos de la Laguna. Home to the XIII Jornadas Gastronómicas de la Cocina Segoviana. Yet you can enjoy treats from Segovia, such as suckling pig, any day of the week. Not that we do, feasting on dishes sourced from local ingredients, as the sun comes out with our smiles. Happy eaters are we.
Neither fish nor fowl
Although carnivores are well catered for, the Restaurante Arcos de la Laguna’s menu’s rich enough for the fussiest palate. So, the veggie in the Gran Canaria Local family tucks into Pimientos de Piquillo rellenos de setas, red cold chilli peppers stuffed with wild mushrooms. Before fighting for an unfair share of a trio of desserts, namely a chocolate mousse, fig parfait, and strawberry cheesecake.