Basque Country by Ibérica


With the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, Spain’s Basque Country is a foodie paradise. Some of the best produce in this region is “pintxos”: eaten standing up in a bar with a glass of Txakoli (local white wine). Basque Country by Ibérica will showcase the best wines and food from northern Spain and encourage Taste of London visitors to celebrate World #TapasDay Thursday June 15.

Spain has long been known for its excellent cuisine such as traditional tapas or the pintxos of San Sebastián or Bilbao. The basis of Spanish cuisine is good quality ingredients and simple home cooking, both key elements of Ibérica’s menu.

Visitors will be able to experience the culture of pintxos as if they were in the Basque Country with a pop-up pintxos bar “Basque Country by Ibérica”. The pinxtos bar will be hosted by a group of head chefs from Ibérica, César García, and created by the Basque Country and Spanish Tourist Office. Pintxos have been specially designed to delight Taste of London guests and to highlight the diversity of Basque Country’s many twists on traditional dishes.

Ibérica Restaurants’ head chef César García will lead exclusive, interactive cookery demonstrations and renowned chefs from the Miniature Pintxos Congress will also be in attendance. Shows will start on Wednesday at 6pm and will also run throughout World Tapas Day on Thursday.

Stop by Basque Country’s stand to get the chance of winning a gastronomic trip to the Basque Country. Besides, to celebrate World Tapas Day, the Spanish Tourist Office is offering the chance to win a sumptuous dinner for two at any of Ibérica’s restaurants across the UK worth up to £150. Participants need to upload their Spanish tapas or pintxos pictures on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #TapasDay

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a glass of Basque Txakoli (local white wine) with a complementary delicious “Pintxo” sample

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