Elena Arzak – Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef of 2012

Elena Arzak, Joint Head Chef at Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain, has been named the Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef, part of the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. Elena is the fourth generation of the Arzak family to head up the restaurantsince it opened in 1897. In … Continue reading

The 20 hottest European beaches

1 Brittany: Plage Conguel At the southern tip of the Quiberon peninsula, far from Brittany’s crowds, lies Plage Conguel, a necklace of blonde sand surrounding a rocky point that, one day, like Quiberon itself, will succumb to the waves and become an island. With one side facing the Atlantic swells and the other overlooking sheltered … Continue reading

Elena Arzak – the heavy metal of the Basque cuisine

Juan Mari Arzak serves dishes to amaze and amuse the senses. His family has occupied the same site in San Sebastian since 1897, and it remains a family affair with his talented daughter Elena at his side now. Together they offer a modern interpretation of classic Basque cuisine, including such delights as Lobster with white … Continue reading