Wonderful gastronomic restaurant in Basque country
We ate last night at a place called La Ferme Gourmande in Osses near Irisarri. The chef is Basque but spent 18 years in Lyon. He started this restaurant here about 15 months ago. For the 28 euro menu you get amuse-bouche, entree, plat (meat or fish), fromage and dessert. For the more expensive menu (36?) you get both the meat and the fish. We thought it was a wonderful meal using products of the region but not in the traditional ways. It was very much cuisine de chef. The view is spectacular sitting outside surrounded 300 degrees by the verdant, lush mountains of the Pays Basque.
By chance did you stay at Hotel Mendi Aide while there. We will be traveling through the region in Oct and thought about staying there. If not, any other recommendations for a nice room around there. We prefer staying in small local hotels or B&Bs. Sounds like this restaurant should not be missed.