During my day trip to Bilbao, I was very happy to eat at Bistró. There are two restaurants at the Guggenheim, Nerua, which is a 1 Michelin star restaurant run by Josean Martínez Alija, and Bistró, which is the less formal sister restaurant located right next to it. Originally we made a reservation at Nerua, but since we didn’t want to have such a huge meal, we decided to just have a shorter meal at Bistró instead. Boy, am I glad we picked Bistro because it was definitely one of the more memorable meals during this trip to Europe.
Each of the courses that we had was divine – beginning with the starters. Bonito and Salmon Tartar, marinated in soy sauce and served with a green lemon cream, and Spring Onion, glazed in their juices, thyme and Idiazabal cheese mousse. The servings for these two appetizers were pretty huge, I loved the brightness that the lemon cream brought to the salmon tartare, something I’ve never had paired together before. And as simple as the onion looks in the photo, it tasted like the best onion I’ve ever had.