Savoring San Sebastián

An old city by the sea may be Spain’s culinary capital
Per-Henrik Mansson
Issue: October 15, 2011

Does the perfect city exist? Perhaps not, but there is one European town on the Atlantic Ocean whose Old World feel, idyllic charms, gorgeous beaches and vibrant food-and-wine scene might steal your heart away. San Sebastián is situated on the Bay of Biscay, along Spain's northern coast, a short drive from the French border. Yet by history and tradition the city belongs to neither nation. It is Basque, and owes its identity and culture-perhaps, above all, its culinary culture-to this unique heritage. Wine Spectator's Per-Henrik Mansson explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 20, 2011.

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