Azurmendi is located in the Biscay province of the Basque Country, Spain, near Bilbao.
Bilbao is one of the most successful examples of the Creative City Project in the world. It is an artistictly renowned city, with its Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry and its famous gastronomy.
The Basque Country is rich of 30 Michelin star restaurants, among which, the 3 Michelin stars and rank 38 of the World's Best Restaurants : Azurmendi.
BASQUE'S GASTRONOMY & ART
The Basque Country is located in the northern part of Spain, at the border with France. Its language and culture can also be found in Navarre (Spain) and southern France.
When you think about Spain, you might picture an arid land because of the strong sunshine, but northern Spain, including the Basque Country, is actually called "Green Spain", because of its verdure, its beautiful mountains and its clear waters.
Beside spanish, Basque is the co-official language spoken in the Basque Country. It is said to be the oldest language in Europe and its origins are still undetermined to date.
Recently in addition to its artistic cities, the Basque Country is also becoming famous for its gastronomy.
Surronded by sea and mountains, the region developed a unique local cuisine offering both delicious sea and land products.
Fish dishes are usually served with rice or potatoes, sometimes ressembling japanese cuisine and making basque cuisine an up and coming trend in Japan.