Dinner

Dinner

at Amelia on 18 May 2019
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Dinner a few weeks ago at ⭐️ restaurant Amelia in San Sebastián. Finally I am catching up to the trip to San Sebastián last month for the annual OAD (Opinionated About Dining) awards. More on that later but I was happy for my first meal back in San Sebastián, literally straight off the plane, to be at Paulo Airaudo’s restaurant Amelia. I had recently visited his London outpost Da Terra at the old Typing Room and Viajante site in Bethnal Green and so was keen to visit the Mother ship as it were. Also I was excited for him to be cooking later that week at the OAD ‘New to the List’ dinner where chefs that break in to the OAD top 100 European restaurant list are invited to cook one of their signature dishes at the awards ceremony (or massive piss up as I prefer to call it)
Paulo was there cooking for his 22 diners a tasting menu that draws influence from his Argentinian and Italian heritage, focusing on seasonal and sustainable produce provided by small producers that share his values and philosophy.
Having traveled and cooked in restaurants such as Arzak (⭐️⭐️⭐️), The Fat Duck (⭐️⭐️⭐️) and Magnolia (⭐️) it seems that he is now happy to settle in a town like San Sebastián where the eyes of the world’s chefs and food lovers are seemingly constantly focused. Indeed the restaurant is named from his daughter so it seems as though he has found his home here and I look forward to visiting again very soon.
Plus he’s a massive Star Wars fan as you will see from the pictures so because of this he is already a good egg in my book?
Highly recommended.

7 / 10