Cook With Volcanic Heat at El Diablo Restaurant, Spain

August 5, 2012 by

An active volcano bubbles molten lava six feet below the El Diablo Restaurant in Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands off the coast of Spain. So, what do the chefs do? Use the geothermic heat to cook your meal.

El Diablo, which appropriately translates to “The Devil,” makes its way onto the list of unique restaurants by cooking meats atop a specially designed well-like grill that allows the 400 – 500 degree heat from the volcano to char chicken, steak and other meats.

The volcano last erupted in in 1824, so guests should be more concerned with getting their food prepared medium rare than finding themselves in the midst of a volcanic eruption.

The restaurant is perched on a volcanic rock on the Fire Mountains, made of glass and stone to somewhat blend in with the landscape of the Timanfaya National Park. The designers and architects that worked on the restaurant took nature into consideration in every detail, allowing for sweeping views of lava fields and a live tree growing through the dining room.

Visitors are invited to simply tour the restaurant and volcanic fire grills, or sit down for a meal at around 50 euros per person.

Photo source: Sonia Baptista

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