Your readers can be the first to join us on a new nine-day
Wine & Gastronomy tour of the Basque country led by Cobblestone
Small Group Tours, Americas specialists in Basque travel.
If the Basques themselves have a passion for art, it
is the art of cooking. Theirs is a cuisine of the freshest
ingredients and the most savory sauces, says Atlantic
Spains San Sebastian has the best food youve
never heard of, says Food & Wine, pointing
to an exhilarating, exuberant food scene that hasn't
received the attention it deserves.
Spains great red wine is a stately Rioja,
continues Food & Wine. Unlike other reds,
which are often released within a year or two of their vintage,
the superb red Riojas make their debut as dowager beauties.
They are almost as common on the Basque table as fresh seafood.
The Basques are considered Spains best cooks,
says the New York Times, as well as its most
enthusiastic eaters and drinkers.
Find out what all the excitements about. Accompany
our guides on an insiders tour of a culture that celebrates
the art of dining, from elegant restaurants to traditional
repasts of lamb grilled over grapevines.
a Gastronomic Society evening, a traditional event where
men display both their well-developed cooking skills and
their vocal prowess for a small group of visitors. A chorus
of several men – plumbers, bank presidents, set designers
and many other professions in real life – sing Basque
folk songs between the many courses.