Travel tips and photos from John Gorham's trip to San Sebastian to speak at Gastronómika's 2016 Sinergia conference for entrepreneurs and professionals.

  • Landing in Madrid the capital of Spain:
  • If you want to see the last kitchen tools visit Klimer.es.
  • Breakfast at Perrachica (Eloy Gonzalo 10). Great coffee and ambient. Djs and modern menu for dinner.
  • Best butcher shop in Madrid Cárnico (Calle Eloy Gonzalo, 33)
  • Habanera (Génova, 28) Restaurant and drinks one of the fanciest place in Madrid now.
  • Tapas in Quintín C/Jorge Juan, 17. Quality stuff!. The big Sobrasada!.
  • Lunch in the trendy place Amazónico in (Jorge Juan 20) from Chef Sandro Silva, same owner of Ten con Ten and Quintín. Is like being in the fresh jungle.
  • At night first cocktails at the Classic Chicote in Gran Vía 12, the oldest cocktail bar in Spain. Dinner at Chef Juanjo Canals Restaurant. Con Amor (Espronceda, 34). Callos madrileños is a must have in this restaurant.
  • Night at the epic Pacha Club now named Teatro Barceló. (Barceló, 11)
  • Lunch at Filandón Restaurant. (Carretera de el Pardo a Fuencarral, Km. 1.9) Chef Gonzalo de Armas. Amazing grill place.
  • San Sebastián:
  • Lunch at Cuchara de San Telmo. (31 de Agosto Kalea, 28) One of the best places to eat in San Sebastian.
  • Don't miss to visite the most important Gastronomic Society in San Sebastián Gaztelubide to say hi!
  • Dinner at ElKano (Herrerieta Kalea, 2 Getaria). This is a top place in Spain to learn about fish and have a great sea food meal. The fish is impressive and chef and owner Aitor Arregui will explain all you need to know about fish! A master class.
  • Talk about innovation in Sinergia, Business Congress of San Sebastián Gastronómika,
  • Good to taste meat and charcuterie from Cárnicas Guicar.
  • Ubide Winmakers Great wine and amazing 100% Jamón de Bellota Ibérico and charcuterie products from San Sebastian.
  • Dinner pitxos at Casco Viejo is a must.
  • In your way back to Madrid make a stop in Burgos (Carretera Madrid Irún Km 235 Burgos) at Restaurante Landa. Best Morcilla ever.
  • Ones in Madrid, Hotel Emperatriz AC (López de Hoyos 4), great location to walk everywhere in the middle of Castellana Boulevard.
  • Tapas at Taberna La Dolores (Plaza Jesús 4). A classic pinchos taberna in las Cortes.
  • Dinner at Bibo (Paseo de la Castellana 32) from Michelin Star Chef Dani Martín.
  • Gastronomic Library Aliana (General Varela 6) in Madrid, You can find in Aliana John´s book: Toro Bravo Stories Recipes No bull.