A good friend of ours is a Japanese chef who has been invited to cook at the James Beard House on Wednesday, May 13th, and we're flying in to attend . . . well, obviously that's dinner for one night.
I am looking for *both* tapas/pintxos, either for lunch or for pre-dinner appetizers with a great wines-by-the-glass selection, *and* for a Spanish and/or Basque dinner, also with a great wine list . . .
Yes, I've searched and read through several threads --
-- and several others, and to a certain extent, I'm a bit more confused that I was when I stated . . .
Some ideas include, in alphabetical order
Despeña Tapas Café
El Quinto Pino
La Fonda del Sol
. . . and many more.
And that's precisely the problem. How to choose? Life's too short to waste on a mediocre, or even "good" meal. So what's great?
Thanks in advance for your help.