Eating is a compromising act.
The way we choose to do it implies countless decisions and has a direct impact on how different social and cultural landscapes evolve.We are a small part of that privileged, ever-changing map.
We believe in the cultural nature of gastronomy as a form of expression for different food options.All of these options arise from sensitive balances and are subject to specific contexts.In short, they are ways in which we meet a vital, basic need.Perhaps that is why human beings develop such powerful identification mechanisms towards food customs.
Mugaritz has a marked cultural identity and maintains strong ties to its geographical environment through its suppliers.Meanwhile, the different customs and forms of expression we have observed around the world have helped us to understand other ways of eating and have fuelled our restless spirit.
At Mugaritz, eating is a path to experience, a path scattered with histories, aromas, textures, flavours, incredible sounds, provocations, uncertainties, games, memories, desires and numerous other pleasurable stimuli.
That is why we create and suggest forms of service that prompt situations in which our diners can give free rein to their senses and interact with only the barest of rules for engaging on a culinary voyage.We strive to transcend the customs that curtail our freedom.
The products we use to create our dishes are sensitive to the weather, the season and the firmness of nature, which means that we are forced to accept whatever these things impose.So although we select our products one by one, we can never tell you what you will be eating in advance because the situation changes every day.
We propose a personalised menu consisting of approximately twenty dishes that sum up our experiences and methods, forged from years of research, hundreds of experiments, and thousands of kilometres on our culinary journeys.
If we need to take into account any food allergies or intolerances, if you are vegetarian or have celiac disease, or if you want to alert us to any restriction, please let us know when you make your booking.That way we can create a menu to suit your needs.
The challenge is on the table, you choose how to address it.A table, an experience.