Gastronomic getaways in Gipuzkoa
Gastronomic getaway to San Sebastián. Terrace in La Perla © San Sebastián
If you're looking for a place to enjoy gastronomy to the maximum, then come to Gipuzkoa in the Basque Country, in the heart of northern Spain. World-famous chefs such as Juan Mari Arzak, Martín Berasategui and Pedro Subijana have chosen this region to establish their restaurants. Once there you can enjoy its famous "pintxos" (portions of haute cuisine in miniature), visit its traditional cider halls, explore its famous capital San Sebastián… It couldn't be easier because we've designed a series of Gastronomic Getaways which give you everything on a plate. Would you like to know what they are?
San Sebastián, a gastronomic destination The Gourmet Getaway “Traditional menu and new Basque cuisine” offers the chance to sample a set menu with traditional cooking and another with more sophisticated creations. Pintxo territory In the Getaway entitled “Flavours of San Sebastián”, a professional guide will accompany you on a tour of well-known establishments in the historic part of town so you can sample miniature portions of their cuisine. You can also opt for the “Pintxos route” around the bars in the city. Or would you prefer to create your own menu yourself? You can design your own "pintxos" in the “Pintxos workshop” in the fishing village of San Juan, five minutes outside San Sebastián. The world of cider halls Going to a cider hall in Guipuzkoa is a unique gastronomic and cultural experience. People sit at large wooden tables eating cod, steak, cheese and quince jelly with walnuts, and of course, drinking cider served directly from the "kupelas" (wooden casks). And when someone's thirsty, a cry goes up of "Txotx!" Curious, isn't it? Experience it on the Getaway entitled “The World of the Apple”, where as well as eating in a cider hall you'll be given a variety of products and taken on a guided visit round the “Sagardoetxea” Cider Museum. Quality products in special places How about signing up for the “Gastronomic Getaway to Getaria”? This is a perfect destination to explore at a leisurely pace, to enjoy its famous grilled fish… Another option is the Getaway entitled “Txakoli Experience”, which offers the chance to visit attractive coastal locations such as Zarautz and Orio, and try the popular white wine known as Txakoli. Most of these getaways include accommodation and extras such as guided visits, and are available in Spanish, English and French. Find out more and reserve directly at http://www.sansebastianreservas.com/
Traditionally baked bread in a XVII century mill: Igartza
Cookery course in a gastronomic society.
Fishing tradition and delicacies from the sea: Craft conserves with anchovies in Getaria
Learning and savouring traditional basque cooking: Pintxo workshop in San Sebastián