Tour Organized and Led by
Writer-Photographer & Spain Expert
Premio Nacional de Gastronómía 2003
Food Arts Silver Spoon Award
Ferran Adrià and Gerry Dawes at Bar Basque, NYC, Oct. 13, 2010.
Tour accompanied by Dr. John Sconzo,
food aficionado & photographer extraordinarío.
Author & photographer of
Doc Sconz - The Blog: Musing on Food and Life
Day 01 Saturday, Nov 27 Arrive Madrid, transfer to flight to Bilbao
Gerry Dawes will meet guests at the Bilbao airport. We will take a short trip into Bilbao and see the Guggenheim Museum from the outside and have some tapas in the old quarter.
After lunch, we will drive an hour to San Sebastián, where we will check into the magnificent turn-of-the-19th century Hotel Maria Cristina by 5 p.m.
Siesta time until dinner at 9:30 p.m. at either Restaurante Arzak, Juan Mari Arzak and daughter Elena’s three-star temple of gastronomy, or Martín Berasategui’s superb three-star Restaurante Martín Berasategui in nearby Lasarte. All three chefs are long-time personal friends of our tour organizer.
Day 02 Sunday, Nov 28 San Sebastián
Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastián
Sunday morning will be free to explore the old quarter and walk the magnificent la Concha beach and esplanade.
Lunch will be a short ride outside San Sebastián at Mugaritz, where Chef Andoni Aduriz is considered one of the most innovative young chefs in the Spanish cocina de vanguardia movement.