Meaka Auzoa, 102, 20305 Irún, Gipuzkoa
tel: +34 943 62 31 30
from January to the end of Mai
In addition to the cider house menu we have
several children’s menus so that the
smallest among us can also enjoy the
cider house fun with their “aitatxos”
(fond term for ‘parents’ in the Basque language).
Today it has become a full-blown social, cultural and tourist event where, in addition to cider, guests enjoy a magnificent menu consisting of salt cod omelette, pieces of salt cod with peppers, charcoal-grilled bone-in ribeye steak, cheese with quince paste and walnuts.
While clients are tucking into their meal, the cider maker opens a small tap in the barrel to the cry of “TXOTX”. The diners make their way to the barrels, glass in hand, and stand in a queue; the moment the jet of cider hits the glass is unique as the cider ‘breaks’ against its sides to produce the “Txinparta”. Having filled the glass no more than a centimetre and a half, the glass is removed from the jet and the cider drunk down in a single gulp. The ritual can be repeated as often as you like or can take… Meanwhile, the cider maker opens different barrels to permit the tasting and comparison between brews; the conversation and atmosphere created is simply impossible to find elsewhere.
On Friday and Saturday nights we also provide live performances by trikitilaris playing the trikitixa, a typical small Basque accordion, and groups singing songs from Basque folklore to entertain the diners, creating unforgettable moments.