Esencia and La Bodega restaurants
For even more culinary experiences we recommend our Cross-Dining programme. In the evening guests at our Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia can also enjoy fine dining at the main restaurant of our neighbouring hotel Seaside Palm Beach. You can also opt for dining at the Mediterranean a la carte restaurant Esencia or the gourmet tapas restaurant La Bodega. Please reserve your table at Reception in good time.
The custom of Tapas has come to define the Spanish identity and said tradition has been successfully diffused around the world. This elaborate and original concept can now also be enjoyed in the Seaside Palm Beach in the restaurant "La Bodega”.
There are many legends as to the origins of the “Tapa”, although almost all of these coincide with the following: the “Tapa” came from the time when alcoholic beverages were served with a wooden lid or “Tapa” which covered the recipient. In order to prevent the lids from flying off, they needed a weight, for which olives or the like were used. Over time the olives were replaced with ever more elaborate and original foods, which with time evolved from a basic appetizer to becoming a culinary art of haute cuisine and henceforth becoming a custom in Spanish taverns.
In the bodega at the Palm Beach we offer specialty tapas which can be considered mini gourmet cuisine. La Bodega has adopted the Tapas concept and created original haute cuisine utilizing a selection of local ingredients, such as Canarian cheeses, artisanal smoked salmon from Uga in Lanzarote, or the traditional Iberian ham “Pata Negra”. Of course, all tapas have in common that they are made with fresh top quality ingredients.
Considering the origin of the Tapa, a selection of quality wines is essential and in our restaurant La Bodega we can boast a collection of hand selected Canarian and Spanish wines.
La Bodega is so much more than an exquisite feast accompanied by a good wine, it is an experience, a time to socialize, chat and have fun in an intimate and welcoming environment. In the restaurants design we have carefully chosen each detail to recreate the feel of a traditional bodega, with furniture and lamps hand crafted by master artisans from the island.
Enjoy a spectacular evening in the charming ambience of our Retro style Restaurant Esencia. Our restaurant will delight your palate with the modern twist with which we enhance the traditional Mediterranean cuisine. This kitchen is renowned for its use of fresh premium quality ingredients and the original combination of ingredients and flavours. Reflective of the Restaurants name “Esencia”, in each of our dishes you can savour the flavours of each ingredient in its purest state.
Our Restaurant Esencia offers a weekly menu of four courses. According to your preference, choose from a selection of four starters, four hor d’oeuvres, four different fish or meat main courses and a selection of desserts. Each dish can also be sampled separately.