Building on a long-standing relationship that strengthened with the annual edition of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in the Basque Country in 2018, 50 Next is proud to announce Biscay as its official Host Destination. As natural partners in gastronomy, together we will hold the first 50 Next event at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in 2021, circumstances permitting.
Welcome to Biscay, a small land with big dreams; a place that has grown from its industrial past to become Europe’s vanguard in design and innovation. Every year, millions of visitors are drawn to Biscay by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, an icon of modernity and a symbol of transformation of the area and its people.
Biscay is a land of deep-seated values and customs, with a unique culture and a carefully preserved identity. It is a place where good food is a passion, which is why it strives to be a global reference in this field, and why the region was so proud to host The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony and events in 2018.
Today, Biscay dreams of championing the next food revolution, inspired by the work of its chefs and producers, capable of delivering excellence through respect for their origins. Biscay aims to become a European benchmark in FoodTech, one of the mainstays of the Biscay Bay Startup Campus.
Biscay invites you to savour the region and to enjoy a culture that spills out onto the streets. Come and immerse yourself in vineyards, bodegas and authentic places where tradition is slow-cooked on hot coals. Explore the markets and the products that make Basque cuisine unique. Eat at its famous restaurants and meet its avant-garde chefs. Soak up the local atmosphere by trying the culinary works of art that in Euskadi – the Basque Country – are known as pintxos, bite-sized morsels of fine dining that will delight you with their variety and quality.
Welcome to Biscay, a small land with big dreams. Welcome to the Culinary Nation!