San Sebastian, the world’s best food destination

A couple days before San Sebastian (Basque Country-Spain) ranked first on the world’s best food destinations, we received a request from a Canadian group to create a customized gastronomic program in the city. The agent who contacted us was surprised when we asked to interview them so we could understand what was the group’s culinary tastes. San Sebastian is a city that, despite being small, offers very different and high-quality possibilities ...

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Gathering at a 17th century farmhouse

Entering the Aspaldiko Restaurant means leaving your everyday life. A reference to traditional Basque architecture, the building was built more than 400 years ago and has been classified as a Basque Cultural Property (monument). The last time we went there, the first thing that drew our Norwegian guests’ attention (referents in the creation with wood) was the structure of the façade, built entirely with lumber and its façade sealed with tongue ...

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Let’s party

If you would like to organize an event in Bilbao for a group, associated with gastronomy, in a unique place, with possibilities to organize meetings in different rooms, with an auditorium for an official company’s act as well as diaphanous spaces that can be arranged depending on the needs and the size of the group... we know who will take the gastronomic baton. Raquel López always welcomes us with a hug ...

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Gymkhana at the Bilbao’s Old Town

If you see a crew with a txapela* and an arrantzale’s* scarf tied to their necks, iPad in hand, walking around the medieval quarters of Bilbao: It is us. It is very difficult to resist the proposal of playing an obstacle race (gymkhana), supported with technology, and with the aim of being part of the local life. We divide our guests into different teams. Each one has a tablet displaying the ...

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Sustainable business centre

"It looks like you're in the bow of a glass vessel, docked in front of the Guggenheim Museum". This was one of the comments we heard at the last event organized at the Torre Iberdrola Bilbao (Spain). An emblematic building referenced by its design, technology and sustainability, built by the same architect that built the Petronas Towers, César Pelli. The "Suspended inclined dome" of Cristina Iglesias (creator of one of the ...

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go Basquing values

We met at an entrepreneurship’s conference. go Basquing was just starting and Stéphanie was at a crossway, willing to find new opportunities. At the end, she approached me and said: "This project sounds good to me. I'd like to get to know it better". At that time we had no expectations of introducing the company to the French market (Stéphanie is native French and Basque adoption), but we stayed for coffee. A ...

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Emotional Material

This is what comes to mind when you step on the land of the López Heredia-Viña Tondonia’s vineyards. When you arrive to their door, you are warmly welcomed by Elvira. This family has dedicated more tan 150 years in Haro (Rioja-Spain) to produce exceptional wines, and after we see all the prizes and recognitions that they have won, we can definitely say they have accomplished it. There is much talk today ...

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100% genuine!

The txalaparta is a Basque percussion instrument that was born to convey joy. In the sixteenth century, after the making of cider, the farmers bit on the same board that pressed the apples to summon the neighbors join them and celebrate until dawn. The txalaparta is a music device consisting of two wooden planks on which is placed some insulating material (sheets of old rolled sacks, dry grass ...) and it ...

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Dreamers

Having a close person that makes your life easier, is priceless!. For a company like ours, it is essential to collaborate with professionals who breathe positive attitude, make things flow, know how to react to unforeseen circumstances, and are empathetic with our guests, etc. Txapas is one of them. He says he is not adventurous, and that adventurers are the ones who are going to work in the asphalt jungle. However, ...

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Artisans of the Good Life

Hosting group of guests and guide them to connect with the local soul has its own art. Listening, knowing preferences, creating a quality program or event that makes sense to everyone … it has a lot of hospitality, flexibility and professionalism. Due to this, specialised artisans collaborate with us to make each program become a reality. Persons that we are close to, sharing values. Unai is one of these artisans. It ...

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