With a warm climate year-round and captivating landscape of mountains, forest and coast, the Canary Islands prove particularly appealing in the winter months. Pay a visit to the islands at this time to make the most of their outdoor lifestyle. Dolphin and Whale Watching Set out from Tenerife’s coast on a luxury sailing yacht to encounter pilot whales and dolphins […]
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Travel in style through some of Spain’s most spectacular landscape on one of the world’s most exclusive trains. Whether traversing the mountainous countryside of the north or setting out on a journey through the Andalusian hills, each scenic train journey through Spain provides a five-star experience with an introduction to the region’s cuisine and fine wine. By setting out on […]
Nestled between mountains and sea, this avant-garde restaurant seems anomalous in the small traditional town of Dénia. Chef Quique Dacosta has been making waves on the fine dining scene for decades with his original style, attracting a string of food aficionados who travel from far and wide just to dine here. He belongs to a new generation of chefs who […]
When it comes to our annual countdown of the Top 100 Restaurants in the World, Spanish dining continuously tops the list. Get a taste of Spain with this year's runner-up, El Celler de Can Roca, third-place winner, Azurmendi, and more.
Since its opening in 1998, Mugaritz has become an institution of modern gastronomy. Andoni Luis Aduriz has taken the culinary world by storm with his high-tech cuisine, producing a menu that constantly reinvents itself according to the season and the chef’s own flights of fancy. The contemporary farmhouse conversion is set in the hills, five miles southeast of San Sebastián.
An essential destination for lovers of haute cuisine, Martín Berasategui’s restaurant is a culinary temple in the Basque country. With a warm, welcoming atmosphere, people flock to sample his imaginative and refined dishes, which excite both guests and critics alike. Light and fresh, the menu abounds with subtle creations rooted in the local cuisine of the area, refined to the […]
There is no family restaurant in Spain – or indeed the world – quite like El Celler de Can Roca. Founded by the Roca brothers in 1986, this Girona establishment has gone from strength to strength in recent decades. With the original premises founded next door to their parents’ restaurant, El Celler provides an avant-garde twist on the traditional Catalonian cuisine perfected by […]
Perched on a hillside, Azurmendi tells the story of the Basque Country’s finest produce through an all-encompassing culinary experience. Chef and owner Eneko Atxa leads guests on a journey, starting in the interior garden where a picnic with different snacks is served. Subsequently, the guest goes to the kitchen and a new greenhouse space, which has recently been expanded and […]
Deservedly recognized as one of the best restaurants in the world, Arzak is run by the father-daughter team of Juan and Elena Mari Arzak. Awarded three Michelin stars in 1989, the restaurant has remained at the top of its game ever since. Arzak serves exquisite flavors of New Basque Cuisine combined with impeccable presentation. Expect traditional classics with added flair from […]
By Andy Hayler Spain has a rich culinary history, with its range of distinct regions each proud of their local specialties, from the paella of Valencia to the varied pintxos snacks of the Basque country. Influences from abroad have brought further enrichment to local dishes. The Moors introduced spices and rice to the country, and the discovery of the Americas […]
By Andy Hayler The Basque country is arguably the most food-obsessed part of Spain. San Sebastian is one of the three regional capitals, and boasts a trio of three Michelin star restaurants. For a city of less than 200,000 people to host three of the eight three star restaurants in a country of 47 million gives you some idea of […]