A truly wonderful and memorable evening deserving all the great reviews. I was rather nervous at first since it was a surprise menu but since there are 14 courses/bites, I knew there would be more than enough to eat and was right. Interesting and different, beautifully presented, attentive service. Chef Paulo Airaudo is clearly extremely passionate about delivering the best in every respect - whole experience was worthy of 2 M stars. It was our wedding anniversary which was acknowledged on arrival and were offered a small glass of sparkling, lovely touch. The wine list is varied (leaning on Italian),chose a white which was extremely well priced and excellent so don't feel obliged to take the wine flight.
Hard to remember all the 14 courses (apart from a few standout dishes - blinis, chicken wings, fish, aubergine and desserts to mention a few) since I took no notes or photos but at the airport while waiting in the Lounge, I wrote a list, then found, left on a table a printed menu from the night before us! Working my way through what we ate, there were minor alternatives of core ingredients, clearly keeping all ingredients so fresh based on availability, very clever especially since apart from the chicken wings there was no meat as such; there were sweetbreads which I couldn't eat, I tasted a tiny bit and gave the rest to my husband who enjoyed both plates!
My only disappointment was since Paulo is Argentinian I though he may present a course linked to his heritage, also it would have been nice to receive a menu on departure, not before as loved the surprises!
We came to San Sebastian for a couple of nights just to 'eat'. Amelia did not disappoint, if we lived here, we'd be back frequently!
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