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Slow Food BILBAO-BIZKAIA

Founded with the intention of recovering the art of eating well, this association emphasises the use of locally produced food, to guarantee maximum quality and economic sustainability of responsible production.

Learn about Slow Food Products and Producers as well as a novel initiative by this association, the so-called "Km 0 network".

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Star Restaurants

Check out our list of the finest restaurants in Bilbao and Bizkaia, and learn about their philosophy and seasonal dishes.

These haute cuisine restaurants awarded with Michelin guide stars will evince quality, creativity and attention to detail in very bite of their sumptuous dishes.

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Restaurants Guide

Many visitors’ best memory of Bilbao is to do with the moments of pure delight that they enjoy when they linger over a meal at one of the city’s restaurants. Not only is it the opportunity to try the famous Basque cuisine, but you can also discover the many different facets that make up the gastronomy of the Basque Country.

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Pintxos

Since 1997, the city's best pintxo venues compete for top prize in the annual "Pintxo Bar Contest – Bilbao Bizkaia - Pintxo Txapelketa".

This section will both delight you and show you how to make any one of a wide range of Bilbao's prize-winning Pintxos, a mouthwatering bite-sized version of haute cuisine.

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Our wines

Wine has always played a leading role in day to day life in Bilbao.

Thus it is no mystery that the city promotes both txakoli from Bizkaia and Rioja wine, as part of a global network of eight big cities within internationally known wine-growing regions.

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Bilbao-Bizkaia 2011 Txapelketa Pintxo Bar Contest

Txapela de Oro (Gold Beret), Txapela de Plata (Silver Beret), Best bar, Best product, Best Classic Bar, Best Spanish Omelette and Premio Berlysbest Pintxo With Bread

The Bilbao-Bizkaia Txapelketa Pintxo Bar Contest has been held since 1997 as part of an initiative to promote bar top hospitality, turning into a fun food activity for all, to sample, savour and be seduced by.

Having become a mark of quality over the years, the distinctive competition sign is displayed in the best pintxo venues in Bilbao, and number of choice venues throughout the province of Bizkaia. The sign announces this annual event held during the months of May and June where there is a select offering of specially prepared finger food cuisine for the event. Marked with a toothpick sized flag, the pintxos are both enjoyed by the public and judged by a panel of gourmets.

TXAPELA DE ORO (GOLD BERET)

GURE TOKI: Plaza Nueva, 12  BILBAO Tel: 944 158 037
PINTXO: Idiazabal soup with eggs, cheese and wild mushrooms.

TXAPELA DE PLATA (SILVER BERET). ACCESIT 1

CRUZ BLANCA: Direccion: Alda Urquijo, 80  BILBAO Tel: 944 273 794
PINTXO: Oxtail in almonds with homemade dumplings.


TXAPELA DE PLATA (SILVER BERET)
Accesit 2

ORBANEJA: Avda. Agirre Lehendakaria, 2. Basauri Tel: 944 496 932
PINTXO: Surprise baskets flavoured with txakoli.

BEST BAR
TXIMINTXE: Basauri, 10. (San Miguel) Basauri Tel: 944 402 553
PINTXO: Grilled octopus with ham cheeks and parmentier.

BEST PRODUCT

THOMAS TAVERN: Plaza Solaberria, 1. Basauri Tel: 944 020 842
PINTXO: Infusio

BEST CLASSIC BAR

CAFÉ BILBAO: Plaza Nueva, 6. (Casco Viejo) Tel: 944 151 671
PINTXO:  Garlic and squid croquettes with crab sauce

BEST SPANISH OMELETTE

CAFETERÍA DEL ENSANCHE: Henao, 12, Bilbao Tel: 944 244 075
PINTXO: Spanish Omelette

PREMIO BERLYSBEST PINTXO WITH BREAD

RESTAURANTE VÍCTOR: Plaza Nueva, 2. (Casco Viejo) Tel: 944 151 678
PINTXO: Fresh sautéed vegetables oven cooked with tenderloin tuna fish and double cantabrian anchovies.

+INFO: depintxos.net

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