The Beauty of the Basque Country: A Rich and Colorful Culture

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The Basque Country or as the local called this area, Euskal Herria, is located in Northern Spain and South-West of France, near the Bay of Biscay and the Western Pyrenees Mountains. According to most historians, the Basque are among the eldest ethnic groups in Europe.

Chef Oskar Urzelai

Around 5,000 years ago, before the arrival of Indo-Europeans, Basque people already lived in the South-West part of Europe. Their language, Euskera, is the eldest living language in Europe.

Spanish Omelette

This city has 16 Michelin-star restaurants that are spread across the area. The most popular cuisine travelers should try when visiting San Sebastián is called pintxos. Pintxos are basically small snacks usually eaten in bars, similar to tapas. Typically pintxos are made of small slices of bread with various toppings. The word Pintxo itself means ‘spike’, which in this case the toothpicks used in order for the topping to stay in place. This cuisine is usually being served and paired with txakoli. Txakoli is a slightly sparkling young white wine, dry due to its high acidity but with low alcohol content, served by pouring it from a certain height to make it more airy and bubbly.

Burrata Salad

The uniqueness of the Basque Country can be appreciated not only from the beauty of its cities and beaches but also, as the region stretches between Spain and France, in its richer and more colorful culture. The easiest way to experience the Basque culture without having to travel there is through the gastronomic scene which they are also famous for.

Seaweed and Squid Mellow Rice

Luckily, people in Indonesia who are interested to get to know more about the Basque Country and its people can now visit Txoko Jakarta. Txoko is a Spanish restaurant specialized in Basque Cuisine, located in Jl. Suryo No. 6, Kebayoran Baru, where you will be able to find not only the food that has made this region so popular, but also some elements about their culture. Do not hesitate to try Txoko Jakarta, and we can guarantee that your gastronomic and cultural adventure will be be fulfilled.