If we were ranking the awesomeness of various cooking methods, grilling ranks way up there. Grilling over volcano heat? It scores pretty freaking high on the charts.
At El Diablo restaurant in Lanzarote, on Spain's Canary Islands, you can experience firsthand how your meat and seafood tastes when it’s roasted by geothermal forces instead of a plain old oven or grill.
As Daily Mail reports, the restaurant, located around the volcanoes of Timanfaya National Park, uses a grill placed over a hole in the ground to cook food via the bursts of heat and hot vapor created by the dormant volcano beneath it. Because of the unusual cooking method, the architects who designed the grill had to use nine layers of volcanic basalt rock, capable of handling the heat, to build the cooking area.
So just how hot are we talking? The temperatures of the grill range from from 482-932 degrees Fahrenheit, which means you probably don’t need to worry about your chicken being served to you undercooked.
You also don’t need to worry about lava blasting out of the hole and disintegrating your food (and you), because the last eruption within the park occurred more than 175 years ago, in 1824.
Guests at the restaurant are treated to a three-course meal of local Canarian cuisine, as well as panoramic views of the surrounding Fire Mountains, created by the eruption of more than 100 volcanoes in the early 18th century. For an additional 50 Euros, you can also take a tour of the incredible kitchen tour and view the impressive grilling set-up at close range.
That is, if you can stand the heat.
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