FOREIGN LANGUAGE NEWS 113
Frutería Torviscas much more than a greengrocer! An easy-to-find greengrocery with lots of parking available nearby
Frutería Torviscas stocks the most marvellous array of seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, and much more. Located opposite the waterpark in San Eugenio Alto, this is the perfect place to stock up for healthy eating. The summer salad season has arrived, so if you are looking for ingredients, they have several different types of tomatoes, fresh crispy lettuces, two types of cucumbers, a variety of peppers, fresh beetroot, French shallots, radishes, avocados, salad onions, celery and many more... There are plenty of other fresh vegetables available too, according to season, and right now they have
cauliflowers, broccoli, green beans, cabbages, carrots, potatoes and three varieties of the little Canarian papas, red and white onions, several varieties of mushrooms, beansprouts, leeks, pumpkin, courgettes, corn on the cob, in fact whatever you are looking for, even the more unusual varieties, just pop in to Frutería Torviscas. Feast your eyes on the marvellous display of fresh fruit, including some of the more tropical varieties that really are worth trying, but of course the seasonal stars are strawberries, cherries, peaches, grapes, bananas, nectarines, oranges, pineapples and several differ-
ent types of melons, all deliciously fresh local products. If you fancy some fruit readyto-go, there are usually some freshly prepared and chilled individual fruit salads available and ready to eat. Even Reineta cooking apples are stocked at Frutería Torviscas, and for savoury recipes you'll find fresh coconuts, fennel, root ginger, chillies, fresh herbs, aubergines, garlic, turnips, kohlrabi, squash, and a fabulous range of dried herbs and spices. Don't forget to look in all the cold cabinets in this greengrocery, because you'll find some unexpected delights such as
fresh farm eggs, cold meats and hams, a range of German sausages and hams supplied by Wurstquelle, exquisite local cheeses from the local cheese dairy Montesdeoca, as well as butter and olives. Another cabinet houses a magnificent
If you've forgotten some basic essential items, you can also find flour, rice, sugar, honey and salt there. Fruteria Torviscas has been open for over a year and a half, in fact its second anniversary will be in September and it has already built up a good reputation and supplies some of the best restaurants in the area. So pop in and meet Marjorie and Jefferson and see what's n in store - literally!
Frutería Torviscas Avenida Austria Local 5, Malibu Park, San Eugenio Alto, Costa Adeje Tel: 922 899 489 or 638 679 404 Open: Monday - Friday 8am to 8pm Saturdays 8am to 5pm Facebook: Fruteria Torviscas
Restaurante Balkonen Avenida Santiago Puig, 5 Playa de la Américas Opening hours: Everyday 1pm – 12pm
& 922 752 303 For years Djamil has been heading the Balkonen with his brothers Sami and Ibrahim. Behind this name hides a restaurant that serves excellent international dishes. The focus, however, is on the cuisine of their homeland, Lebanon. Hummus, Arayes, Fattoush, Tabbouleh, Shawarma, and much more will indulge the senses and the palate. We recommend the Mezze. It’s also a good idea to ask for advice from Djamil and his team. If you feel like it, try a hookah!
LEBANESE CUISINE RESTAURANT
Delicious fresh strawberries are available now at Frutería Torviscas
range of dried leaves for infusions, some just refreshing and others therapeutic, such as the Moringa. For healthy nibbles, you can help yourself to a range of nuts from the Spanish Peninsula which are sold by weight, and there is also a selection of packed dried fruits and nuts. Not so healthy nibbles include chocolate bars and crisps and there is a good selection of Spanish wines including some from the Canaries, as well as beers, soft drinks and water which can be found both inside and outside of yet another chilled cabinet.
A happy customer choosing his fruit
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