|Pacharan! The new one for me.|
Made a first call last evening to the Chez Kake. The Basque menu above, five courses for 20 euro, was the attraction.
The starter was superb, a great variety of charcuterie on the one plate. They had run out of the first part of the main dish but we got extra of the beef mince and those spuds were balls of flour! Then followed the cheese course, the Etonki with the cherry jam. The Gateau Basque was the best we've come across this trip, just a narrow band of the creamy custard, between two slices of almond flavoured pastry.
And then came that drink, Patcharan (sometimes Pacharan), new to me. It is a lovely warming aniseed flavoured drink, with an ABV in the early 20s.
Purchased some more of it in a local wine store the following day (Saturday). Saturday in fact was something of a day of rest, almost: a trip to the market, expanded for its Saturday session in the port, a swim in the pool, a call to the tourist office to book a bus trip to San Sebastian, then a walk along the rugged cliffs (the path was pretty rugged also!), later a call to that wine store where we were served by a guy from Cardiff, then to the beach to see over a hundred surfers or more do their stuff, then back to see some of Euro 2012 on a fast talking Spanish station. And that will take us through to Sunday for which the forecast is pretty dire, so that Ireland v Croatia game could come in handy!