LOVE FOOD, LIVE FOODIE:
Sat down on boxing day and you've probably thinking about all the food you've eaten and whether you needed it all.
However, the indulgence of yesterday is based on a month of celebrations and eating.
Plum Valley in Chinatown certainly opened up my stomach with the excess amount of chinese food. More importantly is an excesa of good food.
So much food. It just kept on coming.
that is the motto of this visit and restaurant it seems.
Even after the starters most of us were stuffed, however, the food and the waiters seemed to be coming back. The tables seemed unprepared too as there was hardly any table. Our lazy Suzy ( the spinning plate on our table) was dizzy with the amount of spins due to the need to switch dishes.
I think you get the theme here. Plum Valley in Chinatown makes sure you are full and stuffed.
A wide range of dishes and a room catered for private parties. To be honest i have no idea of the cost but would recommend this for a work party or get together. One caveat, the gluten free options are limited.
The menu didnt scream out Christmas, but to be honest, I think that was a good thing.
What the menu did say was: sharing, social, excess and variety.
Ive always known not to overdo the starters. Yet like my drinking, I still go overboard. Once again too much Meze and bread left me feeking absoloutely stuffed.
The menu was like your favourite singers greatest hits album. Banger after banger, your sing a long tunes one after another.
this made choosing really difficult.
First off a big thank you to Seetal and Raj for their recommendations and info on where to go in San Sebastian.
For a birthday surprise and treat for my dad, the family (seven adults and two children) went to San Sebastian. Dreams were made a reality by some forward planning and a gentle nudge by my cousin too.
Why was this a dream for my dad (and Me)? San Sebastian is know by many as the Foodie capital of the world or as the airport likes to state, San Sebastian is THE Culinary Nation. A key reason is due to the fact that the city is host to the most Michelin starred restaurants per capita. I think, the last count was at 11, 3 starred restaurants.
As well as the Michelin starred restaurants,, San Sebastian is known for its Pintxos bars. These bars serve Pintxos (their version of Tapas) all over the city and customers are treated to hand held delights in all varieties.
What I expected:
Well initially, my mind was fixed on pintxos (the Basque version of Tapas). Rows and rows of food laid out for your delight. From jamon to croquettes, but what we got was so much more.
What I got:
What I loved, is that the whole environment and atmosphere in the city was very relaxed. It was bustling and crowded, but everyone seemed happy and jovial. I will try to keep smiling as much as those in the Basque country.
I won't waste too much time with recommendations as Seetal's blog further up does that for you.
This one - http://www.savlafaire.com/top-10-pintxos-bars-san-sebastian/
But a few standouts are:
So So good. These are must visit places; and if money isn't an issue, do go to one of the many Michelin starred restaurants.
What a city. What an amazing trip. Foodie delight. Amazing city and culture. A lovely beach.
San Sebastian, thank you for a lovely few days.