Located on the northeastern coast of Spain, the Basque region is enchanting and filled with great wines and great cuisines.
For such a small nation (just over 2 million population) the Basques have an amazing number of 28 Michelin stars and members of the “50 Best Restaurants” List.
Put idiazabol, a creamy sheepsmilk cheese, txakoli, the white wine of the coast and the famous Rioja wines on your list too.
Today’s Basque autonomous community in Spain is divided into three provinces: Araba, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa. And although Bilbao is the biggest city, San Sebastian is the most familiar to visitors.
Their language – Euskara is not related to Spanish or French – or to anything else. Linguists call it an “isolate.”