It was about 1:00pm and I was totally starving and wondering where I’d find my next meal. Life was proving hard in San Sebastián with too many pintxos suppliers. We decided to consult our trusty map for inspiration during this time of need. Something about the idea of an Irish bar did not sound too enticing, but the creator of our trusty map was quite the “foodie” with intense enthusiasm for San Sebastián and a seasonal regular. It was safe to say he knew his stuff, so we would have to keep the faith. Bideluze it was! This venue came with a noted assignment…We had to go see about Carmen from Romania.
Nervous the next stop would be too far away, I purchased some pastry. I couldn’t help but be lured in by the tantalizing smell of melted butter from the sidewalk. If only I could have bottled that fragrance and used it as perfume, I’d most likely be married by now. Everything looked so amazing that I made sure to take some pastry home for later. The vacation-stomach tends to get greedy!
One would have understood where I was coming from if they passed a shelf of pastry like this. I purchased some slathered in chocolate icing as well as two cookies.
They disappeared immediately. Aramendia gets two thumbs up from Jenzie!
We arrived at Bideluze and the façade wasn’t very surprising. It was pub-like with loads of dark intimidating mahogany and hints of brass. Of course they featured another intimidating bar of pintxos. By this point we were on the sweets and decided to order coffee and a hot chocolate.
Robin’s hot chocolate required a team effort. The entire cup was coated in the richest of cocoas, and I simply had to get myself involved.
Evidently it was time to dunk. Our assignment was to look out for egg-based pintxos, but all I saw was bread when I looked at them, very very voluminous bread! With pastry in our hands there was no room for anything else. #missionfail
After amusing the staff with our love of oversized hot beverages, we decided to inquire about Carmen. Our bartender made a couple of phone calls looking for her (so we know she really existed) but no luck. We were told to come back later in the week. This wouldn’t be the last attempt at Bideluze and trying to find her.
We returned the next day and decided to go savoury. The bar-side pintxos weren’t incredibly inspiring, so we decided to order of their menu and dine al fresco.
Here are some fried green beans (above) and some super exciting muscle croquetas (below).
Sad to report: We never found Carmen. We found a whole lotta phone numbers that day, but no Carmen!
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