Tag Archives: San Sebastian Food

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Mugaritz

San Sebastián-Donostia is home to many Michelin stars, and if you are visiting the city with a view to the gastronomic, you have probably heard of the world’s 14th best restaurant with two Michelin stars: Mugaritz.

In which case, you’re going to want to check out the unique dining experience in a special package recently developed by San Sebastián Food and Mugaritz.

The waves lap the shore from two directions

Visiting the Basque Country

There are new flights available to arrive in the Basque Country. Googling “Paris to Biarritz” or “London to Biarritz” will bring up flight options with airlines AirFrance, easyJet, RyanAir & more.

You can fly into San Sebastián AirportBilbao Airport or Biarritz Airport.

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King Tides & Basque Octopus

I strolled across the beach and walked the glowing sand past where the sea usually lies, a rare privilege bestowed by the king low tide. Three metre tidal changes are not uncommon here in the Basque Country, and with the king tides the octopus are more accessible.  Having learned some tricks from local octopus fisherman, I searched around where the sand meets the rocks and was rewarded under the first rock I checked. (I’d just like to mention that catching these very strong and intelligent creatures requires a fishing licence and the bag limit is 2 per licensed fishermen per day with size restrictions…Regulations are important!)

Enjoying a walk down the main street of Segura

Getaria to Goierri

Yesterday, Fernando of Embajada de la Huerta gathered together a few of us from Gipuzkoa and we joined others from Bilbao & Gasteiz as a group of gastronomy, culture and Basque Country enthusiasts known here as “Igers” (see their photos on Instagram below).

Cliff Zumaia by Jason Coon

Basque Coast

Over the previous week, under drizzle and burst of sunshine, I’ve been exploring the Basque Country: Zumaia, Getaria, Donostia-San Sebastian & beyond (scroll down to see the photos).

Photography by Jonathan McCallum & Jason Coon

Zumaia Sea Caves, Photo by Jason Coon

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Beronia Wines

Beronia Wines in collaboration with San Sebastián Food offer a delicious collection of award-winning wines. Matías Calleja from their winery highlights their unique touch, saying, “We combine leading-edge technology with traditional wine making methods.”

RosadoI appreciate the detailed descriptions of the products and food-pairing suggestions from the website.  Here is a glimpse of their “Rosado”:

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Olentzero & Holiday Hampers

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.