Category Archives: Gastronomy

Vine Leaves around rice

Beirut, Lebanon

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Flying out from Bilbao in the Basque Country, stopover in Istanbul then on to Beirut, Lebanon, I spent a week. Here is a glimpse of the food scene:

Walking through the sauk, light catching smoke rising, into the restaurant.  Meat, garlic sauce, mango juice so thick you can use a spoon, vine leaves. A culinary paradise:

Coastal Views of Biarritz

Biarritz’s Coastal Charm

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For those that have visited Biarritz, a longing to return or dwell there is often the sentiment expressed.  One of the most delightful ways to relax, eat and enjoy the sweet atmosphere of Biarritz’s coastal charm is at Miremont (see my other post here about the 1872 tearoom and patisserie).

Photo by Anna Medearis

Irresistible Miremont

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Etienne Singher, a young confectioner from Saint-Moritz opened the Miremont tearoom and patisserie in Biarritz in 1872.  Almost one and a half centuries later, we enjoyed the lunch plat du jour on the second floor of this patisserie-restaurant, looking out at the lighthouse and the surfers launching off 2 metre waves.

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Olentzero & Holiday Hampers

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HolidaySSFThe Christmas season is approaching and the team at San Sebastián Food have prepared a delicious assortment of Basque and Spanish goods in a holiday hamper.

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A Full & Filling Day Touring Donostia

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It is hardly surprizing that “Pintxo Hunting” and the “Pintxo Cooking Class at the Gastronomic Society” are two of the most popular tours offered at San Sebastián Food. Here is one day captured through the lens in Donostia with San Sebastián Food guide Eli Susperregui & friends.

 

Desserts found around Donostia

Pariès – Gourmandises Basques

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My eyes were delighted by the sights of pastries and confections and my mouth was in sweet ecstasy from the chocolates and turrones of Pariès – Gourmandises Basques.  You can see the tempting sweets below, and the range of chocolates was from rich and dark to sweet and creamy.

Txoko Getaria Collage

Mexican Night at Restaurante Txoko Getaria

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Jonathan McCallum Basque Country

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I love to write about restaurants, fashion, food, culture, history—connecting travelers with local people and businesses within the Basque Country and abroad.

If you would like to be interviewed or if you are interested in having your product, restaurant, etc. reviewed (without cost), contact me below. (If you live outside of the Basque Country, it may still be possible for me to interview or review from afar.)

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Restaurante Kaia-Kaipe

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Pulpo a la Parrilla, Patata Glaceada y Ajo Frito

Txoko, a Delicious Review

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