CASA JULIÁN DE TOLOSA
TOLOSA I SPAIN
Mr Xabi Gorrotxategi
ORIGIN OF MEAT
Mainly self dry aged meat
TYPE OF GRILL
Various bespoke wood / charcoal grills
St. Klara Kalea 6
An authentic Iberian temple of meat in Tolosa.
The Casa Julián de Tolosa was a simple fruit shop at the beginning, which then developed step by step from sandwiches and small delicatessen into one of the best meat restaurants in Spain.
The restaurant itself is still a humble and very charming place - there should be more of this kind these days. For us, Casa Julián de Tolosa is the quintessence of a Basque asador which quality and performance has convinced us even more this year.
The best beef from local breeds prepared in the most puristic way. In this case, old oxen with a high amount of melting and flavourful fat, accompanied by the incomparable peppers from the grill or the sensational local asparagus.
That´s all it takes to be happy. Not quite - I forgot a bottle of Rioja.