This place is about a 25 minute drive from Bilbao, Spain. A large place with gardens, huge reception area and massive kitchen, the tables are well spaced and service is typical Michelin. The main dining room is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows that offer a gorgeous view of the surrounding countryside. The food is beautifully presented and it’s easy to see why they have such a huge kitchen and staff however, as a whole the food was very mildly flavored. The service was attentive but not personal and thus overall I would not be inclined to ever visit them again.
The meal begins with a picnic basket of savories to be eaten in the faux exterior of the entrance hall. After finishing you are given a tour of the kitchen where you partake of a few more snacks. An additional tour of the gardens can be requested but we were ready to be seated. There are 2 tasting menus to chose from, the traditional and the new(Adarrak menu), which was our choice. Standouts were the eel and tomato with the smokey eel being quite nice but its accompanying sorbet was weak and lacked the pepper taste, and the lobster which was nicely cooked and the crispy coronet was fun. There were a wonderful supply of beautiful and creative serving dishes but I fear the soul of the food was lost to the love of the appearance.