Even though the place doesn’t seem very inviting from outside (it looks like the typical highway restaurant), the food was great. Just like the sign says, it is “a sign of identity” (“seña de identidad), since we could try authentic and typical gastronomy, with a special silbo (whistle language) demonstration.
Potent meals based on a watercress stew, a cheese called “almogrote”, a delicious pineapple salad with cheese, grapes and lettuces, with a dressing make of palm honey, an “old fashioned” tuna casserole and pig with rosemary. It was accompanied by bread and sauces. And afterwards came the dessert: an original “gofio” (toasted corn) mousse with palm honey (spectacular, and I don’t even like gofio). We also had a “barraquito” (coffee, milk, condensed milk and liquor).
The food was excellent, although too much for my stomach. After we finished eating, the owner, Fabián Mora, demonstrated the silbo, which was declared cultural heritage by the UNESCO. The whistled language is the utmost expression of the popular culture of La Gomera and it constitutes the identity of the island, transmitting from generation to generation.
This is my first experience with the island of La Gomera. It is a small island that can be traveled in no time, through sinuous roads, that sometimes take your breath away, especially when you’re near the precipices and cliffs.
After traveling the island through the eastern part of the island, we went to Valle Gran Rey, and there we discovered this restaurant and its fantastic viewpoint. The food is tasty, the service is quick and the views are impressive.