Heading for San Sebastián? Top spots for wine and pintxos

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San Sebastian: top spots for wine and pintxos
Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | March 21st, 2017 via http://www.spanishwinelover.com/newsletter/2017/03/22/index-en.html 

The chroniclers of the time wrote about how actress Rita Hayworth, during her first visit to San Sebastián in 1950, had lunch in the now defunct Salduba restaurant. She must have enjoyed what she ate, because she revisited the locale a few years later, but it seems unlikely that she ever tried the Gilda. According to the local legend, this pintxo was invented around that time in restaurant Casa Vallés, also in the Basque city.
The name Gilda stuck because the pintxo was, according to their inventors, “saucy and a little bit spicy”, like the main character of the eponymous 1946 film. Almost 70 years later, Gildas are still a classic pintxo in San Sebastian —tradition dictates that they are made with cured anchovies, olives and green chilli peppers sprayed with good quality olive oil. 
These days, Gildas share space in the city’s bar counters with their more modern versions. Such wide array of miniature bites make Donostia (the city’s Basque name) the undisputed pintxo capital of the world. For visitors, hopping from bar to bar (potear, in the local lingo) at lunchtime is a true feast for the senses. read more here 



The chroniclers of the time wrote about how actress Rita Hayworth, during her first visit to San Sebastián in 1950, had lunch in the now defunct Salduba restaurant. She must have enjoyed what she ate, because she revisited the locale a few years later, but it seems unlikely that she ever tried the Gilda. According to the local legend, this pintxo was invented around that time in restaurant Casa Vallés, also in the Basque city.
The name Gilda stuck because the pintxo was, according to their inventors, “saucy and a little bit spicy”, like the main character of the eponymous 1946 film. Almost 70 years later, Gildas are still a classic pintxo in San Sebastian —tradition dictates that they are made with cured anchovies, olives and green chilli peppers sprayed with good quality olive oil. 

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