We are winners for the National Grilling Competition in “San Sebastián Gastronomika” Congress. Champions of the 2012 and 2013 editions.
The donostiarras Ander Esarte Abrego and Marian Garmendia are the owners of the restaurant Txuleta –Parte Vieja since March 2007. They are renovating and modernizing the terrace, and changing all furniture.
With a young, hardworking and enthusiastic team, they have managed to create a traditional and seasonal cuisine with high quality ingredients. They won the first prize of the III National Grill Contest in the Gastronomika Congress, which took place in San Sebastian in 2012 and 2013.
Ander’s uncle, Pierre Abrego, owner of « Txistu » and « Tambour d’Or » restaurants in San Sebastian, asks them to go with him to Madrid to his restaurant « Txistu ». Among his activities, Ander cooked for four years for the Real de Madrid, while moving and participating in major events such as the Athens Olympics games and the Madrid 2012 candidacy in Singapore.
Ander Esarte inaugurated the "Bodega Castillo de Monjardin" restaurant. The same year, he also inaugurated the “La Rampa” restaurant on the Donostiarra harbor.
Ander Esarte went to Paris where he worked for a year and a half at « Le Cordon Bleu » restaurant. Then he worked for a few months in the « Arzak » and « Akelarre » restaurants, then in the Hotel Aranzazu where he worked as the chef assistant to Esteban Albisu, the head chef. Ander then met Marian Garmendia, his present partner at Txuleta.
Ander Esarte started his professional career when he was fourteen, working in the restaurant « Zapatari » in San Sebastian, which was managed by his aunt, Carmen Abrego, and the cook José Mari Araneta. They both taught him a lot of cooking secrets.
The Txuleta is a temple for local products, cooked without sophistication but with all of its virtues.(+34) 943 441 007