If you have ever come to Basque Country, you certainly went through the famous village of Espelette. You’ve found there the traditional Basque colored shutters, the small narrow streets, and of course the Espelette pepper at every street corners…
The Espelette pepper: Basque Country gastronomic heritage
The Basque people have always been known to be brave sailors. One of them actually went discovering “the New World”, alongside Christopher Columbus, and brought back in Basque Country the famous chili, today unavoidable in the Basque cuisine. The Espelette pepper begins to bloom in June and fruits arrive quickly in the summer. Then they dry on the house walls, a unique show that you can find here!
AOC – PDO recognized, the Espelette pepper is grown on a dozen towns in the Basque Country.
The Espelette pepper festival in October 2013
In 2013, celebrations will take place on 26 and 27 October. You can buy peppers and taste good local gourmet dishes. Of course, this festival is also an opportunity to attend dances, shows and concerts, bandas parades and traditional Basque games. A good opportunity to come on holiday to discover this region’s natural heritage, culture and exceptional gastronomy!