The Basque Country’s reputation for authenticity derives partly from its rich and flavorsome culinary tradition.
Gourmets can taste regional specialties such as Bayonne ham, Espelette pepper, the nougat Tourron, macaroons, chocolate and Basque cake as well as some of the best and freshest seafood.
During a walk at lunch or dinner, lovers of food will appreciate the rich range of opportunities to discover this regional cuisine. Numerous tapas bars are around the market where visitors can relax in a warm and welcoming environment.
The visitor looking for a good restaurant will be spoiled for choice, with star-rated gourmet restaurants in France (Le Moulin d’Alotz, Ithurria or Brikéténia) and in Spain (Akelarre or Arzac). Other smart, unusual restaurants such as Harotzen Costa in Guéthary or Jean des Sables in Hossegor are equally a fantastic find.