This city is renown for its gastronomic decadence. San Sebastián, and the surrounding parts of the Basque country, is home to an incredibly high concentration of restaurants exulting Michelin stars, such as Arzak (San Sebastián), Berasategi (Lasarte), and Mugaritz (Errenteria). But these are a particular type of experience. Where the real gastronomic treasure lies is in the Old Quarter, where a trusted guide can expertly guide you to some of the best of Basque cuisine, such as: Kokotxas (hake cheeks), Txangurro (spider crab), or Percebes (gooseneck barnacles) – not to mention the myriad of pintxos (tapas) worthy of exploring.
For the wine lover, the region of Pais Vasco is home of Txacoli (Chacoli), a light bodied white wine that is cider-like in style, with often, but not always, a slight spritz. This effervescence can either be experienced in local bars by a lanky bartender pouring the wine from a great heights into a small tumbler like glass, or can be enjoyed on a full day tour in a the surrounding vineyards. Typically accompanied by traditional Basque lunch, you can take in stunning vineyards, gorgeous wineries, local culture, and if you’re very lucky, meet one of the famed members of the historic gastronomic society – the core organization that has helped Basque cuisine make its international mark!
Below find our current list of recommended culinary experiences to be enjoyed in and around San Sebastián. Or better yet, contact us for a Customized Tour just for you!
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