Elkano: Best Turbot in Basque Country

Located in the idyllic fishing town of Getaria, Elkano is one of Basque Country’s best fish restaurants to savour turbot. Its specialty turbot dish, cooked whole on an open-air charcoal parrilla grill outside the restaurant, is served on the bone with sea salt and olive oil.

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San Sebastian: A Crawl of the City’s Best Pintxo Bars

When you have flown 7,000 miles away from home, travelled (and dragged along 90 pounds of luggage) across the Hendaye border by train from Paris to spend a weekend at the sleepy seaside town of Donostia-San Sebastian in Spain’s Basque Country, you would want to make it your most perfect 48 hours – of no…

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Etxebarri: Temple of Grill in Basque Country

Chef Arguinzoniz’s shokunin-like approach to ingredients and wood-fired grilling is worth the most arduous of journeys. Our meal here made us reconsider the way we look at the flavour potential of vegetables and seafood, and how sometimes simple is best. 

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Andaz Tavern: Modern provincial kitchen in the heart of Tokyo

Unlike what you would typically expect of flagship restaurants in luxury hotels, Andaz Tavern’s menu echoes a down-to-earth approach, featuring locally and regionally sourced produce cooked with the customer’s heart and soul in mind. It draws inspiration from classic European homestyle dishes that many can identify with – from Italian-style risottos to French duck leg confit and beef bourguignon – and shakes things up with Japanese influences in cooking and aesthetics.

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