February 25, 2007
The restaurant was reasonably well occupied and the grill was on open display from the dining area, puttering its smoke up through a copper chimney. It smelt good so we got in there and bagged the last table overlooking the pavement. Perfect for people spying!There was a two-course menu and we opted for soup (we could have had onion rings or garlic bread) and there was even a choice. My vegetable soup was ‘reet good’ and was full of chunky portions of vegetables – just right for a starter for a cold November’s evening. Except it wasn’t winter here! It was a full bowl of searing hot soup, which had been preceded by Nachos and a tomato salsa (not too spicy but with a bit of a kick). Whilst waiting for our main course we were able to enjoy the ‘personalised banter’ offered by the restaurant front man. He was real good value and must have been worth his weight in gold as he turned disinterested diners into paying customers – he was friendly, witty and a right charmer with the ladies!When the steak arrived it was a good size and perfectly cooked. A hot baked potato, rice and mixed vegetables accompanied it and in all honesty I really struggled to eat it all. My wife slow but sure waded through her plate of mixed grill (chicken, pork, lamb, beef, and sausage) and finished off the meal by gnawing all the meat off the lamb cutlet bone, sitting back and sighing ‘very nice’. Now for her to say that is a compliment and a half.This was a comfortable restaurant with a great buzz about it and within minutes of us taking our seats the place was absolutely crammed with diners. There was never a queue but as fast as one table vacated another set of diners descended on it. La Braseria appeared to have an extremely well stocked bar with a wide variety of wines, they certainly looked good on the back wall.To round off the meal we were offered a complimentary shot, we’re not known to refuse a complimentary drink so graciously accepted a brandy and a whisky. What a grand way to finish a superb meal. I’d certainly recommend this place to you and I wasn’t too surprised when we ended back here for a second and third night.
From journal Lanzerote - In Search Of Beef