Table of Contents
- 1 Dish Our Town’s Guide to San Sebastian, Basque Country in Spain
- 2 Getting to San Sebastian from NYC.
- 3 Where to Stay in Sebastian, Spain
- 4 Where to Eat in San Sebastian, Spain
- 5 For the Travel Story, click here.
Dish Our Town’s Guide to San Sebastian, Basque Country in Spain
Getting to San Sebastian from NYC.
Where to Stay in Sebastian, Spain
Zubieta 2, 20007 San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa) – España · Tlf. +34 943 44 07 70 – [email protected]
We spent time in San Sebastian in the summer of 2003. We stayed at this fantastic old-world hotel. It was right on the boardwalk of La Concha. Every morning, we would wake up to the splashing sound of the sea. We would wake up early and head straight to the beach. It was one of our most memorable hotel stays. We would also have drinks at the bar right before heading out to dinner and pintxos. It’s walking distance from the old town.
Where to Eat in San Sebastian, Spain
We decided to visit San Sebastian after seeing an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s A Cook’s Tour. We’re New Yorkers who love to eat and travel so of course, we love him. We’ve been watching his shows from the beginning and his episode on San Sebastian was one that intrigued us enough to book a ticket to the Basque Country right away. I recommend you look it up and watch that episode. All of these recommendations were direct from his show on San Sebastian, which we followed during our visit.
Avda. Alcalde Jose Elosegui, 273 20015 Donostia/San Sebastian.
Closed Sundays and Mondays
Holidays: June 14 – July 1 and November 1 – 25.
In Anthony’s show, he shows how Arzak himself greeted them at the door of the restaurant. Prior to going there, I thought it was because Anthony Bourdain was a VIP. Well, I believe that every guest is a VIP to Sr. Arzak and his daughter Elena because we were greeted at the door as well. This was really a treat, I thought because it is a Michelin Starred restaurant, It would be a very uptight environment. On the contrary, it was so very cozy and we all felt a warm welcome. The food was one of the most extraordinary cuisines I’ve tasted. Definitely, a must while you’re in San Sebastian.
c/San Jeronimo 21
Tel: 943 42 25 75
Closed Sunday afternoons and all day Monday.
This was the first place Andrew and I ever saw or tasted the peppers called Padron. They had the peppers laid out on a big mound on top of the bar. Once tasted, we had to have it every time we stopped at this bar, which was quite often.
Euskal Herria 3 – 20003 Donostia-San Sebastián – Tel. 943 42 58 67 [email protected]
This is where we had Pastele Pescado – which is a fish cake. Delicious!
|Calle Puerto 6|
|943 425 019|
Amazing Churros (Spanish sweet fried pastry, much like a donut but not the same shape) and Chocolate. We love Churros and in the past we couldn’t have it unless we traveled to Spain. Fortunately, these days, in NYC, there is a place to have it anytime we want, called:
La Churreria on Mulberry St. and Houston.
Books and shows we used to guide our travels in San Sebastian
For the Travel Story, click here.
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