Many years have passed but it is always interesting to remember that Iruin cider house in Zubieta was the pioneer in Gipuzkoa to implement the cider house menu as a closed menu. It is a widespread idea currently but the Astiazaran family devised with the aim of "making things easier for customers by fixing a specific price", emphasize Mikel and Ion Astiazaran, current managers of Iruin.
The traditional cider menu includes cod omelette, fried cod with peppers, tasty grilled steak and cheese, apple sweet and walnuts as dessert. And all these dishes accompanied by all the cider to the txotx that the visitors want to taste of the barrels located in the cellar. All in all, it is a great experience beyond the enjoyment of a good meal because the atmosphere of gangs that enjoy the cider around the “kupelas” is an experience that undoubtedly leaves no visitor indifferent.
Txopitos and antxoas with peppers, star dishes in the menu of the Iruin cider house
The menu of the Iruin cider house of Zubieta, available between June and December, encompasses an incomparable gastronomic tradition. The “txopitos” and the anchovies with peppers are two of the most successful dishes that are served in the sagardotegi.
Known as “puntilla” in Andalusia, a few years ago the Astiazaran family decided to add this exquisite dish to their menu. This is because of andalusian roots of the mother of the current Astiazaran brothers made them consider bringing a little bit of Andalusian taste and establish it in the letter of the Iruin cider housein the form of “txopitos”. And his choice is a sure hit. The shrimp pancakes, also present in the menu, are a further nod to this Andalusian heritage.
Another of the most famous dishes of the menu of Iruin are the anchovies with peppers. Prepared with a lot of dedication, they are an irresistible temptation for the palate thanks to the combination of the fried sweet pepper with the salting of the exclusive Cantabrian anchovy.
Come to the Iruin cider house of Zubieta and enjoy the authentic taste of good gastronomy.