Opening Ceremony

San Sebastian Gastronomika – Euskadi Basque Country welcomes all participants and begins the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Congress in the city.

The tribute award: Juan Mari Arzak

The creator of everything. Since the mid-1970s, the chef has been the image of new Spanish cuisine in the world. Today, still working in the kitchen, but with the responsibility of managing in the hands of his daughter, Elena, and her team, Juan Mari is the symbol of our culinary revolution.

For this reason, for his unstoppable culinary creativity and the immense generosity that characterises his professional and personal life, this year, 2018, he will receive the tribute award from the Congress.

Sweet surprise

As every year, we will enjoy a sweet surprise to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the San Sebastian Congress.