Friday, December 7, 2012

Al Lago Christmas market 15th December

We have been working all year to get ready for the Christmas market.
It all started with a bumper crop of figs this summer, we couldn´t  use them fast enough so we laid down sheets and dried them in the sun  for use them in our Chrismas cakes and mince pies.
As we are not fans of  suet and see no need  to use it as a binder in a mince pie, we have  cooked down dried figs with moscatel raisins, apples, plums and apricots ending up with a stunning vegetarian version of the winter clasic.
Next came time to collect the Marcona almonds  which were then split open using a rock, 
one at a time,then peeled and ground and mixed with egg yolk, vanilla, and sugar to make  the Spanish classic, Turron de yema. 
From the poster you can see the number of local artisans  that will be here to help you work your way through your Christmas gift list. Not only are you getting quality hand crafted items you are helping to support the local community, keeping alive skills such as leather tooling, glass blowing, hand knitting, weaving  and much more. As well as all this there will be beeswax candles, fresh breads and cakes, hand made toys and 
jewellry, raw chocolate, yoga clothing and greeting cards. Al lago´s kitchen will be serving market plates at 10.50 euros, either chicken or vegetable with rice, flatbreads and chutneys. Come and enjoy the atomosphere, meet up with friends from the area and suppport us this December oh and enjoy hot mulled wine whilst you do!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Al lago´s Green Farmers Market.

In Zahara de la Sierra we  are just a week away from the first Al Lago farmers market featuring organically raised produce, baked goods , arts and crafts and even fun for the kids with face painting and a  magic show. We are busy in the kitchen getting ready with home made  Eclairs , Flapjacks , Strawberry jam, Mango and fresh mint chutney and that just the tip of the ice burg.With our Market menu of Indian curries and flat breads come to shop then stay for lunch.  We hope to see you on the 10th for food , fun and much more.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Paragliding in the Sierra de Grazalema.

If you are a Para glider you all ready know that some of the best flying in the world happenes right here in the Sierra de Grazalema. If you are looking for a place to stay and have had it with the local Hostals and run down Hotels have a look at We offer luxury accommodation at a reasonable price. With stunning views of the lake at Zahara , a fantastic restaurant and bar and much more. Remember we are open everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner except Wednesday. Call 956 123 032 or 662 052 553 for reservations. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hi Ho, HI Ho , Its off to work we go.....

After our winter break we are recharged ,re-inspired and raring to go.We kick off the 2012 season with Al Lago's Valentines week long celebration.Cant get away on the 14th ? No problem ! Al Lago will be running our special "Lovers Menu " from the tenth of February to the 20th.The menu include mushroom raviolis, smoked salmon and caviar blinis, baked scallops with prawns and herb bread crumbs followed by John Dory stuffed with crab, Seared and roasted wild Boar, roasted Quail with  pistachio followed by Tiramisu or a n assortment of Local cheeses from Zahara de la Sierra. Check out our web page and events page at We look forward to seeing you soon.