San Sebastian

Visiting Juan Mari Arzak and Elena Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain

Visiting famous chefs Juan Mari Arzak and Elena Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain

CHRISTINE CUNANAN writes of a day spent with Juan Mari Arzak and Elena Arzak, the famous chefs of San Sebastian, Spain It was an overcast morning in San Sebastián, Spain when I walked into the restaurant Arzak. I was excited to spend a few hours with the legendary culinary team of Juan Mari Arzak and Elena Arzak. Elena is …

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A day with Juan Mari and Elena Arzak. And about the best restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain.

That’s me and Juan Mari Arzak having a tete-a-tetein San Sebastian It was an overcast morning in San Sebastián, Spain last July, when I left the Maria Cristina Hotel and got into a car that world-famous Spanish chef Juan Mari Arzak had so kindly ordered for me. It was a short drive to the restaurant, so …

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A visit to a mens' cooking club and great tapas bars with the help of a Tours by Locals guide in San Sebastian

One of the best things we did in San Sebastian, Spain, several weeks ago, living a Travelife, was to hire a private guide to take us around the city on a walking tour. Iker, a local foodie who I hired via an innovative company called Tours By Locals.com, appeared at our hotel, the lovely Maria …

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A wonderful holiday in France and Spain, including Bordeaux, San Sebastián and Paris

At a lovely chateau in France Good evening from the most civilized middle of nowehere possible in France, living a Travelife. I just finished a six course dinner that ended up becoming eight courses, and then some. So very delicious, in fact, that we’ve decided to have dinner there again tomorrow night, In the Loire …

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The Paris sales 2014 and a driving trip through France and Spain

Luxury hotels and chateaux, Michelin-starred restaurants, and my favorite shops on sale. And excellent company. Talk about a great combination for a summer holiday. So little by little, our nth foodie trip around France and Spain is getting organized. There’s never enough time to do everything we want, but it’s a respectable two weeks of fun, starting in Paris and …

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