/Basque Country
14 07, 2011

Basque Country, The Highlights

2017-02-17T15:26:36+01:00July 14th, 2011|Categories: Basque Country, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Mamma Parla, Restaurants, Spain, Travel|10 Comments

Well I don’t even know where to start. The trip through Basque Country was phenomenal. Thank you so much for sending me there! And thanks to everyone for your advice and comments along the way. The biggest thank you goes out to Mamma Parla who was so calm even though I […]

11 07, 2011

Ermintxo in Natxitua

2017-02-17T15:26:41+01:00July 11th, 2011|Categories: Basque Country, Food & Wine, Spain, Travel|3 Comments

Throughout our trip in Euskadi we met some really lovely people who gave us some really stellar tips. Maria, who we met through our mutual friends Hande and Theo of Vino Roma, gave us some of the best advice. She suggested taking a detour to Ermintxo, a little hotel and restaurant in […]

9 07, 2011

Driving the Basque Coast

2017-02-17T15:26:43+01:00July 9th, 2011|Categories: Basque Country, Culture, Food & Wine, Mamma Parla, Spain, Travel|2 Comments

Getaria moments before a storm. After a few days in Donostia-San Sebastián, we gathered all the advice we had received from readers, laid out the map, and decided to drive the Basque coast from east to west. We had taken the (quicker) internal road on the previous leg of the journey and missed out on [...]

7 07, 2011

Grazing in Donostia-San Sebastián

2017-02-17T15:26:46+01:00July 7th, 2011|Categories: Basque Country, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Spain, Travel|4 Comments

Beef cheeks are delicious. Fact. They are tender and fatty and meaty and great reader advice led us to a perfect pair in Donostia-San Sebastián on our first night in town. Marcy Benson (@ProsecoPrincess on twitter) and Maria and Jimmy Howlin all directed us to La Cuchara di San […]

5 07, 2011

Lunch at Zuberoa

2017-02-17T15:26:48+01:00July 5th, 2011|Categories: Basque Country, Restaurants, Spain, Travel|3 Comments

Much of the past 10 days has been dedicated to learning the basics of Basque cuisine. Accordingly, Mamma Parla and I have spent a lot of time eating pintxos, perusing markets, quaffing txakoli, and frequenting simple taverns. It has been hard to resist the restaurants of the world’s leading chefs, especially in San Sebastian, but [...]

4 07, 2011

Happy Independence Day From Euskadi

2017-02-17T15:26:49+01:00July 4th, 2011|Categories: Basque Country, Culture, Spain, Travel|0 Comments

A statue of John Adams in downtown Bilbao. The journey through Basque Country continues and on this fair July 4, 2011, I would like to send out a brief salute, evoking the words of John Adams, second president of the […]