Thursday 1 March 2018

Amelia, Donostia / San Sebastián #1MichelinStar

Born in Argentina from Italian heritage, chef Paulo Airaudo is a truly global chef. He has worked in the UK, notably at The Fat Duck and Restaurant Adam Simmons, and held a Michelin star at La Bottega in Switzerland. In addition to this, his food borrows heavily from French and Nordic influences.

Having previously worked at Arzak, in 2017, Paulo returned with his family to open Amelia, named after his daughter. Within seven months of opening, Michelin awarded the restaurant its first star.

Not a “Spanish restaurant”, Amelia offers locals and food savvy travellers in Donostia / San Sebastián something different.

What Michelin say, “This centrally located restaurant, with its unusual contemporary-industrial decor, embodies the unique skill of Paulo Airaudo, an Argentinian chef whose family originally hails from Italy. The focus here is on the very best seasonal products and refined culinary skill that will fascinate guests. A visit to his kitchen is included!”

Langoustine, red pepper & chard / Cigala, pimiento rojo y acelga

Celeriac, egg & truffle / Apio nabo, huevo y trufa

Our bread with butter, EVOO & chicken liver / Nuestro pan, mantequilla, aceite de olivio y paté de higado de pollo

Squid ink risotto with oyster leaf / Risotto al nero di sepia

Chicken wings & onion / Alitas de pollo y cebolla

Red mullet, artichoke, shrimp & citrus butter / Salmonete, alcachofa y gambas

Veal sweetbreads black garlic & carrots / Mollejas, ajo negro y zanahorias

Duck, pickled cauliflower & sprouts / Pato, coliflor y col de Bruselas

The cheese – Goat’s cheese with sweet potato caramel / El queso

Apple, fennel & camomile / Manzana, hinojo y manzanilla


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