Location: Tolosa Hiribidea, 37, 20018 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Date: June 21, 2016
Rating: Nice seafood
Another evening, another San Sebastian restaurant.
Again follow a friend’s recommendation we headed to Abakando. This was the only non starred “white tablecloth” restaurant we ate at in town.
The interior is very modern.
After visiting Rioja I’ve been discovering the pleasures of Rioja Blanco.
Homemade croquettes txangurro. Stuffed with crab and some of the usual béchamel.
Tomato salad country, tuna and romescu.
Seafood soup with clams, cockles and shrimp. That rich local soup again.
Seasonal mushroom ravioli, prawn and Idiazabal cheese sauce. Really nice and cheesy.
Mushroom risotto seasonal. We were given the impression by the waitress that these were tiny portions and ordered two each. They were huge and stuffed us.
Black rice with aioli begi-haundi. This one was great, with a nice sweet brine.
Hake and fries.
Hake in green sauce with Galician marine clam. This is a very traditional dish, wand was quite lovely — too bad were were all so full.
DO Castilla Suckling lamb baked at low temperature. Not the most attractive meat, but tasty.
Overall, Abakando was tasty, but it filled a strange middle ground. It wasn’t as amazing and inventive as the starred places, nor as fun and casual as the tapas/pintxos bars. Plus, we drastically over ordered and were really stuffed.