Our I Rising Star Sammic Scholar, Clifton Su, officially finished his three-month stage in the countryside of Basque Country. After staging at Roberto Ruiz’s Fronton, TPT, and solana.4 pintxo bar, he is off to America to continue his culinary journey. But not before we fit in a goodbye lunch, at Etxebarri in Bizkaia, Basque Country.
Feasting on all manner of smoked and grilled meats and vegetables wasn’t a bad way to send off one of our BasqueStages. The goose barnacles, a local delicacy, were gigantic and spot on.
Sea cucumber with fava beans, all grilled to a perfect smoky state. The tasting menu was incredible, and you can read more about it on Clifton’s blog. A great way to say goodbye.
Sammic and BasqueStage will miss you, Clifton. Ondo pasa and come back soon!