Its no surprise that a region with so many Michelin-starred restaurants is also home to world-class food producers. Hour to fill up the picnic basket for a Basque country food odyssey
Price aside, eating at a one of the Basque country’s many Michelin-starred restaurants and sitting on a ocean wall with a picnic have more in common than you’d imagine. The region’s greatest chefs- including Eneko Atxa, Elena Arzak, Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz, and Victor Arguinzoniz of Asador Etxebarri- all say the fertile land and seas, fresh create, independent artisans( cheesemakers, winemakers, bakers ), plus a culture with food at its heart, make for a transcendent gastronomic experience. It’s this holistic convergence that attained Bilbao the destination of option for the World’s 50 Best Eatery event this summer.
You’ll recollect a meal in one of the Basque country’s restaurants for a lifetime. But visit the region’s artisan producers yourself and you’ll get the ultimate barbecue- and a lot more euros left in your pocket. I set off on my epicurean treasure hunt from Bilbao, visiting shops, food producers, and wine and brew manufacturers, to enjoy the tastiest treats and finest drink in the most scenic picnic places.
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