Stepping into Donostia’s “Zapore Jai“ fine food store, Sylvain met me with a smile and a warm handshake, characteristic of his way in the shop. I had seen the store’s name on products in San Sebastián Food’s shop, and Jon Warren had mentioned that I should drop in to the store to meet husband and wife co-owners, Sylvain and Aurkene. They offer the world’s best Iberian cured ham (jamón serrano), sausages and cheeses to experienced and novice palates alike, transporting them to the arid terrain of acorn trees and wild-roaming black-footed pigs.
Dropping in to San Sebastián Food’s wine tasting space today I met with winemaker Andrew Halliwell. Walking in, the long table caught my eye—a glass-topped Basque fishing boat—and I knew I was in an artistic culinary explorers’ scene. Andrew lucidly guided me through the origins and the processing of a few bottles before I could find out more about the man himself. When he handed me his own “Viña Pomal” from Bodegas Bilbainas, I knew I had to hear more about the skill behind such a piece of liquid art.
We are delighted to announce that our founder and Managing Director Jon Warren has been awarded a prize on behalf of his company San Sebastian Food for services to gastronomy in San Sebastian.
The prestigious Glutton Club Award for business was presented at a gala dinner attended by over 100 guests at Restaurant Ni Neu in San Sebastian on 13th December 2013.
All across Spain, jamón is king. Whether you are in the Basque Country, Catalunya, Madrid, Andalucia, or the Canary Islands, everyone in this part of the world loves Spanish cured ham.
“Pintxos are all about having fun with your food, sharing good times with friends,
enjoying a drink or two and celebrating the delicious side of life!”
-Jon Warren, Founder San Sebastian Food
Due to popular demand, San Sebastian Food’s “The Basque Pintxo Cookbook” is now available as an eBook for immediate download on amazon.com