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Top 10 Food & Wine Cities in Europe

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Top 10 Food & Wine Cities in Europe

San Sebastián comes in 8th, somewhat surprisingly in my opinion.

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PintxoBoy

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Madrid, Spain
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1. Re: Top 10 Food & Wine Cities in Europe

Too much inclined towards Italy...

San Sebastian...
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2. Re: Top 10 Food & Wine Cities in Europe

Indeed. Especially Tuscany region.

PintxoBoy

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Seattle, Washington
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3. Re: Top 10 Food & Wine Cities in Europe

"Tapas, tapas and more tapas awaits you in San Sebastian. Local ham is always a good bet, as is fresh seafood, but if you see something unusual on the menu, go for..."

Tapas? Local ham? With an opening like this, you have to wonder who's writing this stuff. One more reason why the Top Lists on TA are suspect at best.

San Sebastian...
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4. Re: Top 10 Food & Wine Cities in Europe

Totally agree. I've never read an article on san sebastian that wasn't at best 50% fiction.

PintxoBoy

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Seattle, Washington
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5. Re: Top 10 Food & Wine Cities in Europe

I guess a few people confuse using the term "tapas" when referring to pintxos, but I'm really interested in the "local ham". I don't know of any producers of jamón ibérico in or around Donostia, but I could be wrong, after all it's right there on TA's top list.

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6. Re: Top 10 Food & Wine Cities in Europe

just to clarify

blogseitb.us/basquetourism/…

about local ham...that´s more difficult, but he probably also thinks that we dance and sing flamenco over here, in our sunny resorts...

San Sebastian...
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7. Re: Top 10 Food & Wine Cities in Europe

I came for the basque ham, but i stayed for the molecular cuisine...

The person who wrote that intro to san sebastian has absolutely no idea what they are talking about. It's embarrassing.

Even to the point that it's the fish more than the seafood that donosti is famous for. For seafood, better head to galicia.

And they don't even mention sangria, paella, bullfighting and sevillanas. Tiipical basque...

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