And one day, seven countries came together, the stars aligned, and eight souls in love with food, cooking, sharing, and eating with friends created Pop-Up Donosti.
This is my latest project — a pop-up restaurant to grace the streets of Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain.
Like the quote above tells the story, we’re eight friends who came together to make this happen. To share our love of food, sharing meals with friends, and eating ecologically within this Basque community.
We wanted to take far away flavors and make them into real plates using local ingredients. So we chose Lebanon as our inspiration. And that’s how it began.
For the past three weeks we’ve been working hard organizing ourselves, throwing ideas back and forth then finally deciding on a set menu to serve during our fist event. We chose decorations and secured the location.
We’ve collaborated with Tedone Jatetxea – a local ecological restaurant – in Donostia-San Sebastian. I had the chance to sit down and interview the owner, Beltza. And thanks to our friend, Esteban, we’ve been able to collaborate with Otarra Bioelkartea which has provided us with local and ecological produce for the meal! (You can visit Ottara’s website here).
And now we’re in the final hours before it’s ready to roll ! Keeps your eyes peeled for the final recap within the week ~ and check out our beautiful team at POPUPDONOSTI !