Inspiration for this lunch stop on our way from Bordeaux to San Sebastian came from French Restaurant Blog Simon Says. I read this page a few months ago and when the time for planning our road trip came, it found its way back into my mind. I never checked on a map though where it was exactly and so it was a nice surprise when our GPS guided us through beautiful small roads across the country side to the only restaurant that was open on a Sunday afternoon. How lucky again! Because I didn’t check opening times either. But sometimes one is rewarded when relying on luck only (and Simon’s recommendation): it was delicious Basque cuisine we were being served at l’Auberge du Pas De Vent in a warmhearted and charming environment. Definitely a recommendation I can pass on.
Le charnu de cochon gascon frotté au poivre, confit lentement et pressé d’ail à la crème double… I think I never had slowly cooked pork this way, basically melting on the fork. Quite delicious also with a nice pepper flavour!