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Get a Local Food Expert's Tips On the Best of San Sebastian’s Gastronomical Delights

A few years ago a leading panel of UK food professionals named Spain’s San Sebastian “the greatest gastronomic resort on the planet” for its one-two punch: a food scene which was described as “fiercely distinct, passionately produced and on the gastronomic cutting edge” and its overall qualities as a holiday destination. During a recent visit it became as clear as the Cantabrian Sea waters that San Sebastian pretty much sums up everything we look for in a vacation spot.

Eating here has been elevated to an art form, which might be one of the reasons why San Sebastian was designated the 2016 Capital of European Culture by the European Union. Not only does the city hold the second highest Michelin stars per capita in the world (Kyoto is first) but they are also world-renowned for their pintxos (Basque-style, bite-size tapas) bars.

Janice Nieder

Janice Nieder could be the love child of Indiana Jones and Julia Child. She was a specialty food consultant for 12 years in New York, with a client list that included Tavern on the Green, Dean & Deluca and Sign of the Dove. After being bitten by the travel bug, her culinary adventures took her to over 90 countries, where she shared a smoked monkey dinner with a generous Shuar Indian family deep...(Read More)

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