Eneko Atxa, chef of 3 Michelin star restaurant Azurmendi and Eneko, both in Larrabetzu in the Basque countryside has opened a new restaurant in the city of Bilbao. The Spanish chef from the Basque region also has restaurants in London and Tokyo.
The Basque chef has opened the restaurant in the Euskalduna Palance on May 24 with the aim of serving traditional Basque dishes and showcasing the land, the culture, the traditions, the Basque producers and their work.
This approach has already been recognised in the restaurant Eneko in Larrabetzu but he now takes the concept to Bilbao in the centre of this dynamic Basque city. The restaurant next to Azurmendi clinched a Michelin star late last year.
Eneko Bilbao is based on traditional Biscayan cuisine, ancient recipes presented in an elegant and direct manner with all the intensity of Eneko’s cooking style.
The concept of Eneko Bilbao is based on Eneko’s desire to recover and update recipes that are part of his personal culinary memory, recipes he grew up with and inherited from his childhood. He has elaborated them in a simple, elegant perspective.
The restaurant has magnificent views of the centre of Bilbao and the kitchen is integrated into the dining room at the heart of the restaurant where guests are welcomed.
Eneko has worked together with designer Patricia Urquiola to create a unique experience or the diner. The space combined tradition and modernity and responds to the canons of Basque cultural identity inspired by the gastronomic societies, fishermen’s boats, the cottages and their kitchens all to create different spaces.
All these ingredients make ENEKO Bilbao a restaurant designed for Bilbao today – a cosmopolitan space for the people of Bilbao to enjoy their cuisine and for those who visit us to discover an unforgettable experience.
Eneko Bilbao is open on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday from 1pm to 3.30pm. It is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 3.30pm and from 8.30pm to 10.15pm. It is closed on Tuesdays.
Address: Euskalduna Palace Avenida Abandoibarra 4 48011 Bilbao (Biscay) 3rd floor, direct entrance by the panoramic elevators next to the ticket offices.