Our second day in Biarritz obviously started with a surf session. We went on the Grande Plage, the main beach, rented two surf boards & spent the following 3 hours into the waves!
Btw, they’re super kind at the surf shop on the Grande Plage.
Hungry for all the surfing, we went to a nice place we noticed the day before for a yummy sandwich.
is an Italian deli store, where they prepare fresh sandwiches on demand with a special Italian bread & you can chose from a large variety of meats, cheese & vegetables coming from their own farm in Tuscany.
Our strength regained & keen to explore more the surroundings, we rented a scooter & off we went.
Stopping here & there to admire the view
& the people paragliding
We eventually arrive to our final destination Saint-Jean de Luz, which we heard to be a very cute town.
We wandered the little streets
Visited Saint-Jean-Baptiste church, where June the 9th 1660 King Louis XIV married Maria Theresa, the Infant of Spain.
We walked along the beach
Saint-Jean de Luz beach is different from the other beaches nearby, for it is protected from the waves by three sea walls, resulting in a calmer & relaxing place, suitable for all the family to swim & play in the water.
The beach is surrounded by beautiful houses
We passed the port & we finished our walk through Saint-Jean de Luz with a drink in the main square.
We also tasted the mouchou, a local biscuit, similar to a macaron, but softer. I actually liked it most than macarons.
We just had the time to go back to the hotel to change ourselves, that it was time to go out again.
A friend of mine who lived in the region, suggested Briketenia
, a Gourmet restaurant with Michelin starred chef, located in Guethary.
& that’s where we went for dinner to celebrate our first wedding anniversary <3
We had the season menu, which consists of a starter, a fish based main dish plus a meat based main dish & dessert. Everything was delicious, but for me it was a little bit too much, I should have had only one main dish, as I ate so much that it took some of the pleasure of the dinner away.
Anyway, we started with a champagne cocktail & some nibbles
Followed by a yummy gaspacho soup
To continue with our starters, confit trout with soya, asparaguses & wasabi for me
& fois gras (French people can be barbarian sometimes, I know) with red fruits for hubby
Then it was time for gifts!! *excited emoticon here*
The first year we were together I offered hubby a photo book to remember all the things we did during the passed year. Since then, I’m offering him a photo book every year.
I include photos of our travels, but also of the little things of our everyday life, work life, etc… I think that when we will be grey & old & we’ll have dozens of those books, it’ll be so nice to look back at them 🙂
As it was our 1st wedding anniversary, we decided to make each other a beautiful gift. So I offered him a pair of Cartier cuff links. You can’t see them well in the picture, but they’re so beautiful. They have blue stones & I made them engraved: on the first one there’s written “1 year” & on the second one “Many to come” 🙂
& I had a pair of Louboutin!!!!! :))) I had a little note with a quiz & the answer was Louboutin & then we’ll go together to choose them. It was the first time that hubby didn’t choose a gift on his own, but I’m so glad he didn’t as it’ll be fun to go together to try & choose my dream, red soles shoes 🙂
Let’s back to dinner, shall we? Our fish arrived & it was delicious – though I cannot remember which fish was – & look at the beautiful shell-shaped dish too
Followed by the meat – cannot remember exactly what was it neither, sorry 😉
Then you can have optional cheese, before dessert, that obviously hubby wanted. A waiter will then arrive with a huge cheese platter, from which you can choose the ones you wanna taste.
& then dessert arrives. A wonderful chocolate affair!
As if it was not enough, after the dessert another dessert arrived! A sort of a coconut mousse & lollipops
So that was a special, wonderful dinner! 🙂 if you’re looking for a fancy restaurant in the Pays Basques you should definitely give Briketenia a try. In addition to the delicious food, waiters are really kind & you’ll enjoy a beautiful view over the countryside from the windows.
I’d like to say that after all this food we at least had a digestive walk to the hotel, but we were actually quite far & took our scooter instead! 😉
More Biarritz adventures tomorrow! <3