San Sebastian has a long held reputation for fine dining and excellent restaurants. Situated in the Basque Country on Spain’s northern coast partly tucked away in the Bay of Biscay. San Sebastian’s location on the sea shore and on the edge of fertile growing area gives it a head start in producing fabulous local produce.
Two of San Sebastian’s restaurants are in the World’s Best 50 Restaurants list for 2016 and they are Mugaritz and Arzak.
Arzak is run by Juan Mari Arzak and Elena Arzak Espina and they serve Modern Basque cuisine. One of the their signature dishes is Pigeon with Potato Feathers.
The restaurant, located on the top of a hill, has been in the family for generations. It was Juan Mari, now 74 years old, who made it into what it is today. It offers Tasting or A la Carte menus which display their skills and flair. If you want to try some different wines you won’t be disappointed, their wine cellar is said to hold over 100,000 bottles!
Mugaritz prides itself on a Techo-emotional style of food cooked by Chefs Andoni Luis Aduriz and Juan Vargas. Andoni follows in the footsteps of the pioneering chef Ferran Adria.
In their elegant restaurant why not try the 20-course tasting meal with elements chosen from the mountains and the sea.