More than a hundred Suns are already shining in Euskadi
With the new additions, the Basque Country has a total of 101 Suns in 66 award-winning restaurants: 9 with Three Suns, 17 with Two Suns and 40 with One Sun. The Gipuzkoa restaurants 'Ama' and 'Narru', the Bizkaia restaurants 'Gotzon', 'Jauregibarria', 'La despensa de Etxanobe' and 'Remenetxe', and the Álava restaurant 'Kea' have been awarded One Sun for the first time.
In addition, the Basque Country now has two new restaurants distinguished with two Repsol Guide Suns: 'Arrea!', in Kanpezu (Álava); and 'Bodega Katxiña', in Orio (Gipuzkoa). With the new additions, the Basque Country now has a total of 66 restaurants recognised by the Repsol Guide: 9 with Three Suns, 17 with Two Suns and 40 with One Sun.
The presentation of the Repsol Guide Suns was held yesterday at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre in San Sebastian and under the slogan "The main course is coming" was attended by the Basque Government's Minister of Tourism, Trade and Consumer Affairs, Javier Hurtado, and the CEO of Repsol, Josu Jon Imaz.
The new Tres Soles distinguish the commitment of 'Iván Cerdeño', in Toledo, and the Padrón brothers of 'El Rincón de Juan Carlos', in Tenerife, for incorporating socio-cultural influences into their kitchens.
During his speech, the Minister explained that, as well as being a sign of identity, gastronomy in the Basque Country is an industry. "The Basque Country of the last two centuries has been characterised by the weight of its industry, which has marked the evolution of its people until transforming it into the plural and heterogeneous society that it is today. And in this process, gastronomy has always been present and has been gaining relevance, especially with the rise of tourism. The intrinsic relationship between tourism and gastronomy in the Basque Country is shown by the fact that it has become the main motivation for tourists to visit us".
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