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Spanish Restaurant Cooks Food Over Live Volcano

Eco-Travel, Food Lovers, Travel News — By christinegarvin on March 22, 2012 at 10:22 am

There’s nothing like grilled chicken right off the volcano.

What? You have yet to experience volcano-grilled meat and fish? Well, it’s time for you to hop on the next flight to the Spanish island of Lanzarote and make a bee-line for the restaurant El Diablo.

That’s because architect and chef Cesar Manrique has been using a large grill that sits atop a volcano on the island. Sure, it’s not an active volcano, but there is still plenty of heat coming up from out of the Earth. Pretty cool, right?

According to TreeHugger, architects Eduardo Caceres and Jesus Soto used “nine layers of volcanic basalt rock to make a suitable cooking pit.”

Image: Sylviane Moss/Flickr

And the price isn’t outrageous: for 50 euros, you get a a three-course meal and transportation to and from your hotel.

In case you can’t make it to the Spanish island anytime soon, there’s another option if you are visiting Hawaii outside of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The Dolphin Bay Hotel gives tips on how to cook game hen or pork loin wrapped in banana leaves over 2000°F lava. Now that’s finger lickin’ good.

Still, that takes a bit more ingenuity than at the restaurant in Lanzarote, where you can sip on a nice glass of Spanish wine will waiting for your perfectly cooked chicken. We have to admit, we’d rather leave it to the chefs instead of risking burning our fingers off with lava.

Tags: El Diablo restaurant, Hawaii, Lanzarote, natural cooking, spain, Volcano grill

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