One of the many attractions of Basque Country It is its gastronomy, recognized both nationally and internationally. One of its secrets is that Basque cuisine is based on the use of quality products and raw materials, although made in a simple way. Fish stand out, which are made in different ways and with exquisite and varied sauces.
As explained from the official tourism portal of Euskadi, the gastronomic firmament of the Basque Country is full of stars. Logically, we are referring to the establishments that have received the distinction of the famous Michelin Guide, which are no more and no less than twenty restaurants. Today in Hard Hobbit To Break we want to talk to you about the four that have achieved the three stars. Can you come with us?
Akelarre Restaurant, San Sebastián
First of all, we want to talk about the Restauarnte Akelarre, which is located in the Igeldo neighborhood of San Sebastián, the capital of Guipúzcoa. It is run by the chef Pedro Subijana, which since 1970 develops a personal kitchen that has turned its restaurant into a classic of the so-called new Basque cuisine.
One of the best things about this establishment is that it offers spectacular views of the coast Cantabrian through its large windows. It has three dining rooms with simple and elegant decoration and offers impeccable service. In addition, it offers cooking classes and guided meals, on request and tailored for groups. Beyond having three Michelin stars, the Subijana restaurant has been awarded three Repsol Soles.
Arzak Restaurant, San Sebastián
Also in San Sebastián we find the Arzak Restaurant, an internationally prestigious establishment that is located in a large house built in 1897 to be a cellar and tavern. Later he went on to specialize in banquets, but it wasn't until 1966 when Juan Mari Arzak he took charge of the kitchen, raising the restaurant to the culinary summit. Today he is accompanied by his daughter Elena.
It is important to note that, although new dishes do not stop appearing on the menu, these are always characterized by their traditional roots. We can not speak of the Arzak Restaurant without mentioning its spectacular wine list, which is not short of the best broths of the Denominations of Origin. It has also obtained the three Michelin Soles, in addition to being considered one of the 50 best restaurants in the world.
Martín Berasategui Restaurant, Lasarte-Oria
Another establishment that can boast of having three Michelin stars is the Martín Berasategui Restaurant. We are talking about a modern farmhouse located in Lasarte-Oria, which offers views of the countryside. With its avant-garde signature cuisine and full of surprises, the chef Martín Berasategui shows that he is a genius of the stove. One of the peculiarities of the restaurant is that it houses its own orchard of fruit and vegetables.
In addition to its excellent desserts, we must highlight its cellar, which holds almost all the Denominations of Origin, its cigar menu and its liquor menu. As for the Provencal room, it is glazed and has quite separate tables. Of course, it also has the three Repsol Suns.
Azurmendi Restaurant, Larrabetzu
Finally, we must talk about the Azurmendi Restaurant, which is located in a beautiful place surrounded by green, in Larrabetzu. Your cook, Eneko Atxa, offers original proposals that are based on Basque cuisine.
The complex has a 2,500-square-meter warehouse where top-quality txakolí is produced and stored. Of course, it can be visited. In addition, it has a 650-square-meter room for celebrations. In addition to having been distinguished with the three Michelin stars and the three Repsol Suns, it is considered one of the 50 best restaurants in the world.
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