July 05, 2008

Basque Hooky- pintxos & tapas


Sometimes it's hard to convince some people that I am working.
Really I am.
R&D Basque style means research and devour along the gorgeous coast of Biskaia.



Tapas.
Pintxos.
Raciones.
Jamon de Jabuga.
Pelletas.
Bellota.
Bacalao.
Guindilla.
Pimient de Padron.
Kokotxas.
Txacoli.




Get the picture?
This was a week of Basque Hooky with an eye to the products and markets of my favorite parts of the coastfrom San Sebastian/Donostia to Bilbao. Yes, we also squeezed in a visit to the Guggenheim, that looks amazingly in scale now as Nuevo Bilbao grows up around it.



But my favorite night this week was the 4th of July in the old port area of Getxo.
Young, old, dogs and just 2 English-speaking voyeurs indulging in sangria, sidra and pulpo, chorizo in cider, anchovies and olives and the lights of the Port of Bilbao replacing the fireworks.


Perfect.

Milesker

4 comments:

Pirouette said...

Lovely photos. Sounds like an amazing trip.

Sarita Leone said...

I feel like an armchair traveler! Thanks for sharing! :)

Katie said...

Beautiful pictures! What is France like?

kaicevy said...

Guindilla