For Part 1, please see this.This was simply delicious in every respect. Even the rebellious, had they made it this far into the meal, would have found a reward here. This showed even more Asian influence and would not have been out of place in the very finest Japanese restaurants.
My son and I had submitted and we were very happy that we had. This was an extraordinary meal made all the more extraordinary by the flights we took throughout. Little was what it seemed and much was challenging, at times even difficult, but I have been to few restaurants that were ultimately as rewarding. That said, despite the superb, efficient, but unstuffy service and the relaxed environment, this is not a restaurant for everyone. I imagine that it could be quite miserable for a picky eater who would only eat and enjoy what is recognizable and within a certain comfort zone. For those diners who enjoy an intellectual and emotional component to their meal, Mugaritz is truly extraordinary.