20 Aldura Aldea
Tel: 34 943 522 455
Concierge.com's insider take:
If you're just looking to sate your hunger, steer clear of this restaurant just outside San Sebastián. Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz's place, set in a rustic yet modern caserío (country cottage), is better suited to those seeking gustatory revelation. Aduriz's dishes combine flavors and textures in unexpected, always delicious ways: Flourless gnocchi are made with kudzu starch and Idiazábal cheese and served with an Ibérico ham broth; lamb shoulder, cooked at a low temperature for 30 hours, is paired with root vegetables and glazed with a slightly bitter honey. Desserts like violet ice cream with chocolate shavings and almonds are similarly wonderful. You can order à la carte, but it's a much better idea to indulge in the heavenly tasting menu (eight to 12 courses).
Closed Mondays. No dinner Sundays; no lunch Tuesdays.