Elkano, Getaria, Spain, 8/8/15

exterior
exterior

About a 30 minute drive from San Sebastian is this wonderful place that specializes in fresh fish. The trick is to ask the owner, who takes your order, what is fresh today and he will direct you on what to order from the relatively small menu. His dad started the place many years ago with the cooking technique used on boats to cook the fish. Cooked over a wood fire it was novel at the time but it stands the test of time. There are a few tables on the outdoor patio for those without reservations and a nicely priced wine list. Everything was outstanding and incredibly fresh. Tastes were mild but exquisite in that way. Everyone started with the day’s amuse of white tuna tartar. The Hake cheeks were a rare find and I think my favorite was the green sauced ones. The turbot was so moist and wonderful that it was a must to hunt through the bones for any remaining tidbits. The drippings also made a good use for the bread. Both desserts were quite tasty, the hazelnut biscuit being a special that day, but I loved the caramelized French toast. The chocolates and Madeleines were a lovely way for all to finish their meal.

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Interior
Interior
Interior
Interior
owner
owner
white tuna tartar
white tuna tartar
chopped lobster
chopped lobster
Hake cheeks, fried, grilled and with green sauce
Hake cheeks, fried, grilled and with green sauce

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Grilled turbot
Grilled turbot
as presented
as presented
Extras
Extras

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Caramelized French toast with milk foam and yolk and vanilla bourbon ice cream
Caramelized French toast with milk foam and yolk and vanilla bourbon ice cream
Hazelnut biscuit with fudgy cake and ice cream with nuts
Hazelnut biscuit with fudgy cake and ice cream with nuts
Chocolates and Madeleines
Chocolates and Madeleines
outdoor grill
outdoor grill

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