My wife and I are going to the Basque Country for four days. Although we are on a budget, we'd like to have at least one meal at a premier restaurant such as Arzak, Mugaritz, Akellare, Etxebarri, etc. We've been reading up and there seem to be a number of great world-class restaurants but since we don't want to break the bank, we thought our decision could be impacted by the price of the meal. Are all these restaurants priced relatively the same? Would ordering ala carte be a more inexpensive (but still worthwhile) option? Are the lunch price-fix menus less expensive than the dinner menus?
Ideally we'd like to keep the tab under $250 USD.
Another consideration to keep in mind is that I do not eat pork and my wife is pregnant so she is somewhat limited in terms of what she can eat.
I really appreciate your advice or suggestions. Thanks!