Dinner At TEA Is A Work Of Art

Wed, March 28th, 2012 - By Colin

How’s this for initiative? Join the mailing list for TEA Café Restaurante in Santa Cruz and each morning an inspiring three course menu will appear in your email. It’s just one of many bright ideas from Borja Bencomo the new chef and catering boss for Tenerife Espacio de Las Artes (TEA) in the heart of Tenerife’s capital city.

When my starter, Beef Carpaccio with Rocket and Parmesan was delivered to my table it looked as lovingly created as many of the works I often admire in the modern and innovative building. The daily specials, Monday to Friday 1pm to 4pm, are a mere 9 euros plus drinks and they feature as much locally sourced ingredients as possible.

The beef and parmesan complemented each other perfectly. My decisions had been made at my computer earlier as I considered the Avocado and Tuna Salad with Vegetables, and the Cream of Carrot Soup. There was hardly time to admire the long stemmed teardrop lights that appear throughout TEA before my main course of Fresh Pasta Tagliatelle with Salmon arrived. This had beaten off the challenges of Rabbit in Gravy with Farmers’ Potatoes, and Grilled Fish with Salad. The large helping tasted as good as it looked, the tagliatelle was light yet filling and the chunks of salmon were tasty and plentiful.

Dessert was another tough choice, Fruit Brochetas, Apple Strudel, or my pick, a soft, moist and tangy Lemon Quesillo. When I arrived bang on 1pm the reserved rear section was empty but was filling up as I left. After plumping down on a sofa in the visually stunning library next door to check the papers, I passed by again and the tables were nearly all full. The week before I called, they had two Japanese cooking days with 6 courses for 18 euros.

Get your name on the mailing list now by emailing borja@cafetea.com.es and see what delights land on your electronic doorstep as you rise and shine.

Posted : Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 8:46 am
Category : food and drink
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3 Responses to “Dinner At TEA Is A Work Of Art”

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  2. Dianne says:

    Loved reading your blog post on the TEA Cafe Restaurant in Santa Cruz – it certainly looks to be worth a visit during my next holiday on the island. For holidays to Tenerife visit http://www.haystravel.co.uk/location/10497/europe/spain/canary-islands/tenerife

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