Txokolate (chocolate) make in Euskadi

  Although it is not originally Basque, chocolate is a product with a long tradition in the Basque Country. Especially in municipalities such as Tolosa, where the Gorrotxategi family has been a benchmark in the world of chocolate since the seventeenth century. Also, in Onati, you can find the Chocolate Interpretation Center “Txolateixia” where you can find documents testifying to their presence since the eighteenth century or “mendaro” where we can visit one of the oldest chocolate…


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Tolosa Beans – Recipe

Ingredients (serves 4): 1/2KG beans from Tolosa 2 Litres of water Olive Oil Salt Ibarra Chillies in Vinegar Iberian Pork Bacon Black Pudding Cabbage Garlic   METHOD: Wash the beans thoroughly under a cold tap Place the clean beans in a saucepan and add 4 litres of cold water with a generous swirl of olive oil Fire the heat to the maximum setting until they come to the boil at which point you should lower the heat to the bare minimum setting allowing the beans to cook slowly and gently…


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Harvest in Euskadi, tradition and beauty

Autumn is coming which marks the start of harvest for Euskadi, a moment that is held with great fondness in the towns of Rioja Alavesa. The grape has already reached its optimum point of maturation and the entire region turns to its collection, the production of a new vintage that is expected to be of recurrent quality. There is an ancient tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation where the “Rioja Alavesa Wine Route” becomes available to visitors who want to experience…


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And your vote this October “Mushrooms or Rolex “?*

* Two Basques were scaling the mountains looking for mushrooms when suddenly one of them found a gold Rolex on the ground, sharing the discovery with joy to his friend, he reacted angrily, “Patxi, let’s see if we can focus, are we here for mushrooms or Rolex’s?” Sneaking into our kitchens from this month are the famous Tolosa Black Beans, Roasted & Hand-Peeled “Piquillo” Peppers, and “Beltza” Mushrooms. Discover the seasonal wild mushrooms that come to us directly from the mountains:…


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“Beltza Mushrooms” with free-range egg yolk

Care to try one of our new, seasonal star dishes at home?   Ingredients: 160 grams of fresh "beltza fungus" / your own seasonal mushrooms 1 tablespoon of meat jus or stock 1 egg yolk Chopped chives Coarse sea salt   METHOD: Add sliced mushrooms to a hot pan using a tiny amount of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt Slowly heat the meat jus or stock in a separate pan on a low heat Once the mushrooms are golden brown, add the chopped chives and stir for a further 5 minutes…


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