Eneko Atxa’s 3 star gastronomic restaurant Azurmendi was the main reason for our trip to Spain. All the food bloggers that we follow are raving about it and the restaurant gained its third star only five years after opening. The setting, at the top of a hill overlooking a motorway, is unique and the ambience of the restaurant is relaxed and friendly hosted by people that are clearly passionate about their job. We had a very pleasant meal and took advantage of the excellently priced wine list. Our favourite dishes were the appetisers that we were served at the garden, the egg (cooked by the truffle that is injected to it), the tartlet, the lobster and the deep fried lamp brain.
Later in the week, back in London, we had a four course dinner at a restaurant that is only associated with the name of the chef of a one star restaurant, at a slightly lower cost… You have to love Spain.
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Appetisers in the garden: avocado airbag, CaipirTxa, anchovy millefeuille Hazelnut, peanut, almond and mushroom leaveEgg from our hens, cooked inside out and truffledBloody “Mar”Oyster, vegetable and sea pil-pil accompanied by anemone and seaweedsTomato, cheese and basil tartletRoasted lobster out of the shell on oil herbs and sweet chivesSquid noodles, crunchy and infusionDeep fried lamb brain and tapenadeWhite tuna belly charcoal roasted and roasted red peppers infusionPigeon, deuxelle and cauliflowerDry croissant of fruits and creamy ice creamEgg and dairy products: farmhouse milk ice cream, butter toffee, “homemade eggs”, milk skin and yoghurt jellyApple