LUXE Travellers will enjoy the newly launched Eneko restaurant in the riverside district of Alcântara. Eneko is an initiative of Basque Michelin 5-star chef Eneko Atxa and is set in a 600-year-old timber warehouse, once a printing factory.
The historic space has retained its industrial architecture with copper-toned iron beams, high ceilings, fluted steel columns and bold red curtains reflected in the vast arched mirrors and multi-paned, mirrored walls. Classical sculptures bring a Baroque feel to the interiors which house both Eneko and the chef’s more casual dining outlet Basque.
An open kitchen is Eneko's central highlight and offers two Basque tasting menus. The first menu is Erroak, or "roots", is a collection of iconic dishes from Eneko’s 3 star restaurant Azermundi, near Bilabo. It includes roasted and peeled lobster, juice, coffee butter and purple onion from Zalla or Iberian pork castañeta, idiazabal cheese bonbons and mushroom broth. The second menu is Adarrak, or "branches", which showcases Eneko’s latest creations such as red mullet in two services: flame-roasted red mullet and grilled red mullet with red peppers juice on charcoal, and parsley.
LUXE Travellers can find out more at Eneko's website.