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 and groove boards, tightly placed on the railings found in the original beams as well as in the interior.
The warmth of this material also reaches the interior, where Javier welcomes us with a cocktail and some wine tasting. The restaurant menu offers more than 100 different wines from different origins; txakoli* is their signature wine, perfect for pairing with seafood caught at their fish nursery; in addition to txakoli, they grow wines from up to 40 different vineyard varieties. Oil is another of the jewels of the restaurant; it comes from their own olive grove with more than 10 types of olives.
Healthy food and flavor characterize the dishes of this special place, which at the same time, offers great flexibility when designing an event, with a capacity for 300-500 people as well as private rooms for small groups and meetings. Located next to the Bilbao’s airport and hidden in the middle of nature, it has a wonderful garden where you can enjoy games, local sports, live music and cultural activities.
We love this place dearly, and that’s why we wanted to honor them with this illustration of the artist Nerea Guinea. Would you like to create your own story in a traditional farmhouse from the seventeenth century?