Metropolitan Kitchen: San Sebastian Gastronomika

In this fifteenth edition of San Sebastian Gastronomika, London and its guest chefs will show to public their cosmopolitan cuisine. Title? London metropolitan cuisine. The best restaurants of the “City” will jump on the stage of Kursaal auditorium to delight the audience with their culinary creations. As every year a unique event, definitely a must go. Enjoy the finest cuisine during your stay at our hotel in San Sebastian.



The upcoming 7, 8, 9 and 10 of October, San Sebastian will turn into the world capital of the kitchen (if at any moment it has ceased to be): San Sebastian Gastronomika 2013 begins.

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The most provocative avant-guard trends, the most frenetic formats, the most exotic styles from Asia and the latest trends in street food will feature on the stage and in the rooms and kitchens of the Kursaal in San Sebastian. The congress will be visited by influential figures in the gastronomy of this cosmopolitan, multiracial and talented city: Heston Blumenthal, Clare Smyth from Gordon Ramsay‘s restaurant, Atul Kochhar from Benares, James Knappett from Bubble Dogs…

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Nor will the event be missed by the Spanish chefs based in this great city, such as Alberto Criado, from Cambio de Tercio, César García, from Ibérica and José Pizarro.

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The most classic ones, as always, will find some of the "monsters" of the domestic kitchen such as Arzak, Berasategui and other big names.

Just for you, we have collected all the best of the “alta” programming and the “off” programming during the three days of the gastronomic fair.

Alta: 11.10h – 12.30h Spanish in London. From Prendes to the “City”. Iván Ortiz & Neftalí Cumplido, Restaurante Hispania (London). Ansturian and british, César García restaurant Ibérica (London). Hispanic fine style, Alberto Criado, Restaurant Cambio de Tercio (London). Between tapas and high kitchen, José Pizarro, Restaurant Pizarro (London)

Off 12.00h – 12.30h Learning from a Master Sommelier, Xavier Rousset MS, restuarant Texture (London)
Alta: 17.00h - 17.30h The vanguard of London. Obsession for feedstock. Mikael Jonsson Rest. Hedone (London)

Alta 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The vanguard of London. From Frankfurt to infinity, James Knapett. Bubble Dogs Restaurant (London)
Alta 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. The vanguard of London. For the first time on the same stage three icons of the vanguard British cuisine. Along with the great creator, Heston Blumenthal, two head chefs, Jonny Lake (Fat Duck) and Ashley Palmer - Watts (Dinner by Blumenthal Hestin) Live recreating the latest achievements of the two restaurants. Future kitchen and cuisines, from the remote past, are projected to infinity.
Alta 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The world in London / China, Exquisite subtleties, Chef Peng, Hunan Restaurant (London)

Alta 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Off London pub kitchen with two stars. Tom Kerridge, Restaurant Pub Hand & Flowers (Marlow, UK)
Alta 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sorrento Evolving orchard. Directly from the Sorrento Coast, one of its most contemporary emblems, chef Gennaro Esposito will not only bring the sun of southern Italy to Congress, but present in Italy as the guest the next San Sebastian Gatronomika 2014
Off 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. IV National Grilling Contest

No doubt there are many more events and lectures that will entertain you in a myriad of tastes, smells, fun and culture. In the link you can find the full program:

I hope you have a great experience during your stay in Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra and enjoy your time in San Sebastian.
If there is anything we can assist you with please do not hesitate to ask our staff.

Best Regards,

Elena Estomba Garín

General Manager at Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra

Tags: Restaurants, Fairs, Eating Out

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