Discover Excellent Value Wines And Great Restaurants In San Sebastian

San Sebastian continues to be a magnet for food and wine lovers. Michelin starsare generously sprinkled throughout this beachside city and even those who don’tcare for modern Spanish gastronomy can’t resist the lure of pintxos (tapas) thatare unmatched anywhere else in Spain. Walk through the lively Parte Vieja, theold town of San Sebastian, and all around you are small, packed restaurants withthe bar counters stacked and brimming with beautiful, fresh pintxos.

Foodies interest in all things Spanish began with the rise of Spanish culinarygeniuses like Ferran Adria of El Bulli Foundation, the Roca brothers and JuanMari and Elena Arzak. It is these talented Spanish chefs’ abilities to modernizeand some say revolutionize the way we approach food and dining, by taking thescience of food as seriously as its flavors, that have attracted the attention of bothfood lovers and professionals worldwide. Some call this new food movement‘molecular gastronomy’, others refer to it as modernist cuisine, both are justlabels to capture a new culinary approach inspired by top Spanish chefs. Theterm that is used to define and categorize this movement is less important thanwhat is at its core: dedication to innovation, food science and creativity.

In San Sebastian, there are plenty of restaurants that are at the vanguard of thisprogressive, modernist approach to food. Seven years ago, on my first trip to SanSebastian, I remember being mesmerized by the dishes at Martin Berasateguiand awed by the presentation of the dishes at Arzak. A few visits later, I found thecontinual tile and stone plates used by the Michelin-starred establishments to berepetitive and the numerous finger foods a bit tiresome. My recent meals atMugaritz and Martin Berasategui in June 2017 made me want to reject yetanother alginate sphere and say, “Been there, done that. Can we move on now?”

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Discover Excellent Value Wines And Great Restaurants In San Sebastian

LATEST NEWS | AUGUST 7, 2017

Discover Excellent Value Wines And Great Restaurants In San Sebastian

San Sebastian continues to be a magnet for food and wine lovers. Michelin starsare generously sprinkled throughout this beachside city and even those who don’tcare for modern Spanish gastronomy can’t resist the lure of pintxos (tapas) thatare unmatched anywhere else in Spain. Walk through the lively Parte Vieja, theold town of San Sebastian, and all around you are small, packed restaurants withthe bar counters stacked and brimming with beautiful, fresh pintxos.

Foodies interest in all things Spanish began with the rise of Spanish culinarygeniuses like Ferran Adria of El Bulli Foundation, the Roca brothers and JuanMari and Elena Arzak. It is these talented Spanish chefs’ abilities to modernizeand some say revolutionize the way we approach food and dining, by taking thescience of food as seriously as its flavors, that have attracted the attention of bothfood lovers and professionals worldwide. Some call this new food movement‘molecular gastronomy’, others refer to it as modernist cuisine, both are justlabels to capture a new culinary approach inspired by top Spanish chefs. Theterm that is used to define and categorize this movement is less important thanwhat is at its core: dedication to innovation, food science and creativity.

In San Sebastian, there are plenty of restaurants that are at the vanguard of thisprogressive, modernist approach to food. Seven years ago, on my first trip to SanSebastian, I remember being mesmerized by the dishes at Martin Berasateguiand awed by the presentation of the dishes at Arzak. A few visits later, I found thecontinual tile and stone plates used by the Michelin-starred establishments to berepetitive and the numerous finger foods a bit tiresome. My recent meals atMugaritz and Martin Berasategui in June 2017 made me want to reject yetanother alginate sphere and say, “Been there, done that. Can we move on now?”

Read more here.

Discover Excellent Value Wines And Great Restaurants In San Sebastian

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