Grüne Wellen, blaues Meer
Vier Wochen lang lädt Lilo Karsten auf El Cabrito Kinder und Erwachsene dazu ein, sich künstlerisch auszutoben. Die Berliner Künstlerin bietet in ihrem Herbstatelier alles an, was mit Farben Spaß macht: Stoffe tapen, Bodypainting, Aquarell- und erstmals auf El Cabrito auch Seidenmalerei, farbenprächtige Hinterglasmalerei, Zeichnen, Radierungen. Vom T-Shirt über Schürzen und Handtücher bis zum Rucksack – alles, was sich mit leuchtenden Farben bedrucken lässt – steht zur Verfügung. Der Workshop ist für alle Gäste bis Ende Oktober geöffnet. Fortsetzung folgt: Lilo kommt in den Osterferien wieder!
Among other delicacies breakfast at El Cabrito offers home-made goat yoghourt, ingredients for muesli such as raisins, nuts, cornflakes – and gofio. Gofio? Most of our guests do not know what this is, namely roasted flour which at the times of the original Canary inhabitants was won from barley, nowadays more from maize or wheat. It is first roasted in clay containers and then very finely ground in the traditional way between basalt stones: gofio is a multi-talent which, due to the roasting lends a slightly nutty taste to meals. In the kitchens of El Cabrito stews and sauces are improved with gofio and cakes and bread are baked with this roasted flour – and even your muesli becomes more tasty with a spoonful of gofio.
More Room, More Comfort
First the new bar, then the new kitchen and now: the new buffet hall! For the finale of our renovations in the area of the banana hall we again put our shoulder to the wheel. The buffet hall is now larger and rather luxurious and offers more space for vegetarian food and our menus for children. The new counters – especially built for El Cabrito – are little technical multi-talents: amongst other capacities they keep food hot or cool and the fruit on offer fresh throughout the day. For us, a short walk means faster service since the integrated service kitchen enables us to refill the counters according to demand with drinks, fresh fruit and other delicacies during mealtimes. Enjoy now our buffet even more! ¡Buen provecho!
15. May 2018
White Art … Green Fingers
Is it art or can it be removed? This is what our guests ask themselves when they look at the trees in white on the finca. What’s behind this bizarre layer of paint? The answer is: We protect our more than 40 years old mango-trees from the sun with a layer of slaked lime and various admixtures. This was necessary after a rejuvenation pruning for the trees again to be able to sprout vigorously after two dry winters. But without a top they had no protection from the sun. The lime will disappear eventually – best by being washed off by the next rain.
© Foto: Hanne Bauer
16. April 2018
Comfort Zone with Children’s Art
A stark white wall in the children’s house? Impossible! Therefore, the holidaying children at El Cabrito conjured up imaginative sea creatures on the wall with brush and paint. Lilo Karsten, creative artist from Berlin, gave her little colleagues a helping hand with the maritime design of the new comfort zone.
02. March 2018
A Cheer for the Rain!
We are delighted: Our water reservoirs are full once again! Two years we waited for this. Since we had too little rain on La Gomera during the last two winters the reservoirs in the upper part of our barranco ran empty. That meant no stocks of water for the agriculture and therefore less cultivation of fruit and vegetables. Whenever there is a water shortage our guests and the organisation of the hotel have priority. But now we have enough water for us to get our plans out of the drawer and happily plant to our heart’s desire – especially lemon and mango trees and all sorts of vegetables for our buffet.
22. February 2018
From Now On: Vegetarian Wednesdays
Papas arrugadas – the renowned Canary wrinkled potatoes – our green and red mojo sauces – creamed avocado – all these and other vegetarian delicacies now take the stage once a week: From now on we serve exclusively vegetarian meals for the evening buffet on Wednesdays. This decision has not been made only due to the wishes of many of our guests but also with our own wish to manage our Finca Hotel ecologically and sustainably. So – look forward to our Wednesday vegetarian cuisine which will spoil your palate with seasonal vegetarian dishes. Enjoy!