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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:15 AM

John Sconzo and Gerry Dawes have planned an escorted trip to the regions of northern Spain, with an emphasis on innovative Spanish cuisine and wineries. It sounds like a fabulous trip, with a well thought through list of places to dine and enjoy. I'm impressed with the number of very exclusive places for which they have access.

I've always resisted guided tours, but...

Sample afternoon and evening:

First we will have several exceptional seafood appetizers at Elkano, one of the greatest fish and seafood restaurants in the world, then walk down the hill to Kaia (in the same family as Elkano), which has spectacular views of the fishing port from its perch on the hill and offers whole turbot grilled outdoors over a wood fire, accompanied by wines from one of the most enticing wine cellars in nothern Spain. Gerry Dawes has had multiple experiences in both restaurants and we will get special insights into Basque seafood cooking.

After some post-prandial patxaran (Basque liquor), we will explore a little more of the coast, then return to San Sebastián where guests will be have free time until dinner.

Dinner will be at Rekondo, a game specialist and one of the few restaurants open on Mondays. First, we drive past Rekondo up Monte Igeldo for spectacular Ipanema-like night views of San Sebastián. Txomín Rekondo is a friend of Gerry’s and will show us his phenomenal wine cellar, which is one of the best in Europe.


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