Sunday 19 May 2013

A Fuego Negro, San Sebastian.

Is there anything more boring than looking at other peoples holiday photos? Probably yes, listening to foodies going on about San Sebastian! I understand, but unless you've been there for yourselves you just don't know! I am asking for your patience just once more, as I'm going to go on about it for one last time (until next year anyway).
A Fuego Negro was the last place on our little pintxos trail on a sunny May afternoon. We were lucky, it apparently rains a lot up there. It was different again from the other places on our 'marcha.' (tapas crawl). More like a trendy bar with black walls and modern fixtures. It was buzzing. We took a seat at the back where it's waitress service. (She was friendly but seemed to rule the roost with a rod of iron like a headmistress). We were 'good students' though, we ate everything she put in front of us.
First a tasty little Basque appetiser; 'gildas' olive,anchovy & pepper on a stick.
Then a Tigretón; tomato purée and mussels topped with béchamel foam and pork scratchings; fabulous!
Finally the signature dish: a little Makobe with Txips (mini burger & chips). The meat was so tender, so bloody good, Mrs B decided that this was the best burger she's ever eaten! It sure was up there, but you don't need me to tell you again, it was in San Sebastian, what do you expect!

We blinked into the  sunlight and walked down to the beach for an afternoon nap, that tune going round my head; "We're up all night to get lucky, we're up all night to get lucky…"

Lyrics from 'Get Lucky' by Daft Punk.

A Fuego Negro is in the Michelin Guide.

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