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.