Basque in Good Taste
This remarkable story mixes all the finest ingredients of the Basque country: a touch of local food, a measure of art, a generous dose of wine and a pinch of cultural history.
Start with the Chillida Leku Museum, blissfully lost in the middle of nature, surrounded by trees and mountains. Chillida was a very popular sculptor in 20th century Europe; his son will share fascinating details from a very personal perspective. Afterwards visit the coastal town of Getaria, birthplace of Juan Sebastian Elkano, a legendary Basque explorer and first human to circumnavigate the earth. Sample the best Anchovies in the Cantabrian Sea and learn hands-on how to prepare and preserve freshness. Wash it down at the Txakoli cellar next. Txakoli is a white wine produced by an exclusively Basque grape, infusing it with a very special taste.
For lunch you will enjoy Elkano, known as one of the best restaurants in the entire region, especially famous for its fish dishes. After over 51 years of offering the best quality service and food, this restaurant owned by Aitor Arregi received a Michelin Star; you'll never forget his name. After this unique morning and lunch, there are two options when choosing a museum. Either Balenciaga, the famous designer who was born in Getaria or San Telmo in San Sebastian showing the entire history and evolution of the city.