This phenomenal restaurant is located right outside San Sebastian, in the Basque country. Chef Aduriz has applied his life philosophy on this project and has created a timeless experience. The menu has its origin deep in Spanish tradition, but it integrates international influences and modern cooking techniques that make it unique in the world! A broken plate is the only decoration initially on your table, in agreement with the minimalistic ambience of the entire space. A series of small pintxo (tapas-style introductory courses) leave no doubt, about what will follow. This place is all about perfection! Every bite-sized dish takes the guest on a trip to the Basque culinary tradition, with unique tastes, textures, smells, and images. Deception is central, since all center-pieces become part of your menu. The whole experience is fun, fast-paced, laid back, and exciting. Although menus are individualized for each table, there is one course perfectly organized so that the whole restaurant stands up and participates in the preparation of the food. A symbolic gesture that brings all the guests together to share the labor in producing the food and creating a beautiful, but diverse unity of individual tables. Surprises continue in the savory part of the menu with explosive tastes, like Aduriz's version of the cronut! And when you think that the menu has been completed you are presented with the 7 deadly sins made of chocolate! Amazing concept, humorous execution, unforgettable finish to a phenomenal dinner. The service is appropriate for the atmosphere of the restaurant, fun, non-pretentious, playful, and engaging! Following are some photos from our experience. Most captions come directly from our table's written menu, and the interpretations are left to the reader's imagination!
2 Michelin stars