Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Dining in San Sebastian, Spain

We head out to dinner in San Sebastian and stop at a pintxos stop that looks good as we walk by.  They have several kinds of octopus and I have to have them all!

Mussels and octopus ready to serve

Octopus two ways, another octopus, plus ham/mushroom and pepper/sardine/olive

We continue on our pintxo crawl (it is my birthday) and, at the next stop, have a glass of wine as we watch the diners inside and the passing traffic in the street.  The sausages on baguette look good, but we're full

 Next stop

Very tempting!

The next night, we decide to try San Sebastian fine dining and wander the streets of Old Town in the afternoon, reading menus posted outside the restaurants.  We choose La Muralla and return in the evening for an incredible experience.

 La Muralla

We start with Iberian ham cut by hand and mushroom and fungi ravioli.

Iberian ham, mushroom/fungi ravioli

The starter is followed by roasted hake on confit potatoes and sliced squid in black ink.

Roasted hake, sliced squid

And, for desert, baked cheesecake and a Basque cheese plate.

 Cheesecake, cheese plate

At the end, a glass of local liquor for the happy diners.

 Finishing up

Wow, we have to do this more often!  And, we do!

For our final dinner in San Sebastian, we wander back into Old Town and pick another pinxtos restaurant for great assorted plates of ham, vegetables, shrimp, sausages, and cod.

Final pinxtos stop

Our choices

We then wander through Old Town and stop for a glass of wine at a familiar spot, before heading back to our hotel.

Final stop

The walk back through Old Town and along the promenade is beautiful and we enjoy the sound of the water in the bay and the sights of the city as we stroll along.

 Through the park in front of city hall

 Along the promenade

What a great city!

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