Discovering Spanish Basque cooking and visiting the ARZAK restaurant has been amazing!
San Sebastian lies in northern Spain, on the Cantabrian sea, around 20 km from the French border. The local traditional cuisine ranges from the so-called “Pinchos” (typical appetizers called “Tapas” in the rest of the country) to molecular gastronomy starred restaurants.
In fact, San Sabastian has been the city with most Michelin starred restaurants in the world since 2016!
Wine Princess had lunch with the Arzak family (three Michelin stars) and could taste some wonderful recipes paired with equally interesting wines.
Taste, finesse and lots of creativity!
Special mention to the 2017 Verdejo di Josè Pariente and the vino tinto Figuero Vinas Viejas, 100% Tempranillo vine.
Wine Princess suggests
You surely cannot miss the Cava Brut Nature Torelló, Gran Reserva, traditional method, with Macabeo, Viura Xarel and Chardonnay grapes.
Who should drink it: those who love sparkling wines, they’ll be surprised at its original aromatic tones!
When to drink it: in a Spanish tavern, with any type of Tapas or Pinchos (as they call them in the North of Spain), it will go perfectly with all of them!
A wonderful opportunity: when travelling to Spain, have a glass of Cava paired with Jamón Ibérico … You’ll be delighted!
God save the Arzak Family and Cava!
Dios salve a la Familia Arzak y el Cava!