The bar Sardara in Hondarribia wins with “Barbalada” the XI Championship Euskal Herriko Gold- Amstel Pintxos Pintxo Txapelketa

foto-campeonato-pintxos-2016The Pintxo “Barbalada” from bar Sardara in Hondarribia yesterday won the Amstel Pintxos Championship XI Euskal Herriko Gold- Pintxo Txapelketa held at the Kursaal Palace. Gorka Souto and Martin Merino created a pintxo with whole cod in three textures. A crispy skin, a low deslascado cod brandade temperature and which are accompanied by three sauces: smoked mayonnaise, garlic aioli black and red jam, lime and chile pepper.

The jury had as president Raül Ballam, restaurant Moments of Barcelona.

Undoubtedly, one of the great moments in delivering award was staged Jose Ramon Elizondo and Conchita Bereciartua, from bar Aloña Berri in the San Sebastian neighborhood of Gros, who received the Honor Award of the Hospitality Association of Hondarribia hands of its President, Miguel Soto.

The list of winners of this edition is completed:


  • “BULLION ORANGE DUCK” Bixente Muñoz and Erika Medina form Gran Sol of Hondarribia.

Third place:

  • “Lumagorri RULO OF MUSHROOM” Iñigo and Koldo Kortabitarte from the Kobika of Durango.

Special mention:

  • “TXI-TXA-RRO” Mikel Fiestras from La Regadera of Vitoria-Gasteiz.

The best weds pintxo with wine El Coto de Rioja PRIZE to:

  • “Costilla Giroa” Roberto Vega from bar Giroa of Ermua.

PAIRING AMSTEL GOLD AWARD to the best pintxo with beer:

  • “Lumagorri RULO OF MUSHROOM” Iñigo and Koldo Kortabitarte from the Kobika of Durango.

The award for Best Pintxo GIRALDO Cod:

  • “Flysch: the slide facing the sea,” Hector Cabello from coffee Oquendo of San Sebastian.

The PARADORES PRIZE to the image of a more aesthetically pleasing to Pintxo Championship:

  • “BARBALADA” Gorka Souto and Martin Merino from Sardara of Hondarribia *.

* This pintxo will be the cover image of the book “Pintxos 2017” summarizing everything that happened in the contest.


  • “BULLION ORANGE DUCK” Bixente Muñoz and Erika Medina from Gran Sol of Hondarribia.


  • “Sardinatraka” Gorka Irisarri from bar Danontzat of Hondarribia.



  • “VEAU / MOUTARDE” Roget Guillaume from Le Brouillarta of Saint Jean de Luz.
  • SHRIMP ON RAPE embuchado CRUJIENTE ALGAE “Luismi Leon and Pedro Espada from Iruña Pamplona.
  • “Foie tarragon RAPE AND OYSTER LIQUIDO BOMBON” Paul Arrillaga from the Zazpi of Donostia-San Sebastián.
  • “ROOSTERS TO MADRILEÑA” Alex Mugica from La Cocina Alex Mugica of Pamplona.
  • “IRUÑANGUILAZARRA” Gorka Aguinaga and Pedro Asensio from Iruñazarra of Pamplona.
  • “MELOKOTOIA DAGO NON?” David Rodriguez and Naiara Abando from Danako of Irun.



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