A taste of the Basque Country

I was planning to post this in August as the G7 summit was taking place in Biarritz but due to digital problems, I was unable to post until today, 6 months later!

5 quick facts about the Basque Country:

  • The Basques are one of the oldest Ethnic groups in Europe.
  • The Basque country comprises4 regions in Spain and Three in France
  • The Basque language is not related to any other language and its origins area mystery.
  • The national sport is Pelote or Pelota, a cross between handball and squash.
  • The annual “running of the bulls during the San Fermin festival, takes place everyyearin the Basque town of Pamplona in Northern Spain

The film I suggest to accompany this menu is “Voir La Mer”, a 2011 film by Patrice Leconte, partly filmed in The Pyrénées-Atlantiques department.

And here’s the menu today:

Apéritif

Galettes de maïs

Sweetcorn fritters

Vegetarian and vegan option

Galettes de maïs vegan

Vegan sweetcorn fritters

Entrée

Tourin a l’ail

Garlic Soup

Main course

Poulet basquaise

Chicken Basquaise

Vegetarian option

Piperade aux oeufs

Egg piperade

Vegan option

Piperade basque

Basque Piperade

Served with

Riz à l’etouffée

Steamed rice

Dessert

Gâteau basque aux cerises noires

Basque cherry Pie

Vegetarian and vegan option

Gâteau basque vegan

Vegan cherry pie

 

Gogo Ona!

 

 

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