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I told the waiter that our meal was better than much of what we’d had in San Sebastián. He was aghast and said “but this is just imitation!” Donostia is the Basque name for San Sebastián; a city that’s now widely thought of as the gastro-capital of Europe, if not the universe. It also gives its name to this popular, unassuming ...

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Ember Yard

Chorizo skewers

When it’s done well, barbecued food is about as good as it gets and make no mistake – Ember Yard is very, very good. Small plates is definitely nothing new. All too often I find that it’s just a ploy for restaurants to try to squeeze more cash out of you by encouraging you to share tiny plates of non-Spanish, ...

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