June 15, 2006

Lunch on a hill

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This post was written 7 years after the meal, so memories are VERY hazy…

After a day visiting two three-star restaurants, we're lunching at Akelaŕe today.  The restaurant sits on a hill just outside San Sebastián west of Monte Igueldo, with fantastic views of the Bay of Biscay.  Pedro Subijana has earned himself a little star, and we were all looking forward to this meal.

Once again we are able to order everything in half portions, and I'm absolutely loving the practice here in Spain!  Make your own dégustation menu!

Bacalao en costra de bacalao (half portion)

Panceta de Ibérico y gelatinosa menestra (half portion)

Manitas de cerdo con carrilleras (half portion) - yummy piggy goodness with trotters and cheeks.

Foie a la sartén con sofa de nueces - all of us shared this.

Cienhojas de mango asado

One of the others tried the Gin-Tonic en plato, which is a deconstructed gin and tonic as a dessert.  Very cool.

We had a bottle of 2002 Kastanienbusch Riesling, but can't remember the winery…  I also had a glass of 1998 Disznóko Tokaji 5 Puttonyos.

Nice lunch in a lovely restaurant on a beautiful day.  What more can you ask for?

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