José Pizarro visit us from United Kingdom
In April, the Isla de Lobos restaurant had the pleasure of having the great chef José Pizarro amongst its guests, one of the most important chefs in the British scene who visited the island of Lanzarote and took the opportunity to get to know the Hotel Princesa Yaiza and all its catering services.
José Pizarro is the most famous Spanish chef in London. His frequent appearances in the British press and on television, his activity on Twitter (he has more than 22,500 followers) and his 4 restaurants have made this chef from Extremadura a well recognised face for London audiences.
The story of José is a story of promotions, Pizarro came to United Kingdom more than 15 years ago. He wanted to learn English and someone he knew helped him to find work in the Gaudí Restaurant. With his eagerness as an entrepreneur and great people skills he ended up working in the Brindisa restaurant chain, one of the most well-known of the city, where he became a shareholder and chef de cuisine. A few years ago he decided to fly solo and set up his own restaurant. First, he openedJose tapas, and afterwards Pizarro, which offers more creative cuisine, José Pizarro Broadgate in the heart of the City and finally Little José, recently opened.
He has witnessed the boom of Spanish cuisine in London and the reception that national products have begun to have in the United Kingdom, such as Iberian ham, cava or olive oil.
During his visit to the Isla de Lobos restaurant he enjoyed a tasting menu where the dishes that most surprised him were the dish of Camarote prawns, warm goat’s yoghurt curry and Avocado Mojo and a typical dish of the island, which is the Canary Islands Broth. He also had the opportunity to get to know the more advanced gastronomy techniques in our restaurant , and was also able to meet staff with diversity of influences from all over world and high gastronomic training to be able to design and develop proposals for different textures and taste.