Reading Restaurant magazine's just-released list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants at www.theworlds50best.com /, I'm happy to see that three of the top ten are considerably less than a day's drive away.
Xai amb pa amb tomaquet translates as "lamb with tomato bread," a variation on a rustic Catalan dish of toasted bread, tomatoes, garlic, salt and olive oil. It's eaten at breakfast and as a snack but I've never ever seen it look this elegant. www.cellercanroca.com
Number Three on the "best" list, Mugaritz http://www.mugaritz.com/ is near San Sebastien. Very modern Basque cuisine with lots of reviews on-line. Also near San Sebastien is Arzak which holds the Number Eight position. http://www.arzak.info
Even less than a day after the news came out, I probably don't have a hope of making a reservation at any one of them any time in the next six months.
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