A Basque word for tapas, the pintxo is everywhere to be found in stunning San Sebastian. I was fortunate enough to stumble upon Zeruko on calle Pesqueria in the old part of town. A rather hip spot that offers a generous variety of fresh samplings of some of the best in Basque cuisine.
Order a glass of wine or beer and delight yourself with exquisite bites of fresh fish, seafood and meat that are hard to resist. Slices of Spanish bread gingerly topped with different delicacies spread across the busy counter,waiting to be snatched by hungry patrons who have a hard time deciding what to choose first. A rather fun way to eat!
I couldn’t resist the pintxo de morcilla de arroz con huevo de codorniz, a slice of grilled rice filled blood pudding topped with a tiny fried quail egg, rich to say the least but absolutely delightful!
The pintxo de sardina con gelatina agridulce de cítricos was a tangy tasteful bite of fresh sardine topped with a dollop of citric sweet and sour gelatin. Quite an unusual yet delicious combination!
A more traditional one was the pintxo de melón con jamón , melon with Iberian ham topped with pine nuts ingeniously meant to resemble the fruit’s seeds. Overall, Zeruko is a fabulous fusion of contemporary creativity and old fashioned favorites!
Bar Zeruko Pescadería 10 San Sebastián Tel: 943 423 451 http://www.barzeruko.com