Gastronomika: the event for those who love cooking (and good food!)

You surely agree that the best plans are gastronomic, and in that, San Sebastián has no rival. Our city has a huge culinary offer that is divided among its various restaurants with Michelin stars, its pintxos taverns, its markets, etc. Now in October, the gastronomic proposal of San Sebastian is completed with an event that you cannot miss if you consider yourself a person of good food. We are referring to the Congreso San Sebastián Gastronomika, that will turn the capital of Gipuzkoa into the epicentre of global haute cuisine. If you are visiting Donostia soon and staying at our hotel by the beach in San Sebastiàn, we strongly recommend you to attend to enjoy a unique experience!

What is Gastronomika?

Gastronomika is a congress attended by the most renowned chefs and kitchen experts in the world to present their culinary innovations. In 2018, it will take place on October 7, 8, 9 and 10 and, in addition, it will celebrate its XX edition in a meeting full of activities for professionals in the field of gastronomy as well as for the general public. 

It will be developed in the Kursaal Elkargunea Center, located in the center of San Sebastian, very close to the beach of Zurriola.

Espacio Market

As we mentioned earlier, this event will take place over 4 days. In it, the attendees will have the opportunity, not only to surround themselves with some of the best chefs in the world and to blend in an environment of the most inspiring, but to taste delicious delicacies thanks to more than 200 stands installed.

It will be in the Market Space, which will open its doors every day between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., where different tasting zones, bars and areas will be set up in which the guest chefs will carry out their demonstrations.

But the Market will not be the only place where you can savour the most innovative gastronomic proposals, since the attendees will also have at their disposal the Street food of the Kursaal porch. In particular, this will be a space to try different tapas and other Spanish representative dishes, such as fabada, croquetas, cod and a long etcetera. What is clear is that you will leave with a full stomach!

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Workshops, championships and presentation

In addition to the stand area, the San Sebastián Gastronomika Congress will be a constant learning environment. Thus, it presents a large agenda of activities ranging from monographic cooking workshops to wine tasting sessions and even championships to choose the best Russian salad or the best Spanish grill.

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All this will be seasoned with interesting presentations given by famous chefs, who will take advantage to share their knowledge with those present.

As you can see, it is a very complete event, perfect if you like gastronomic plans. Just one last tip: go hungry!

I hope you enjoy an unforgettable stay at our luxury hotel in Donostia!

Do not hesitate to contact our staff if you require any information.


Elena Estomba Garín, General Manager of Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra

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