Chef Victor Arguinzoniz was born in the humble town of Axpe in The Basque region of Spain. He opened Asador Etxebarri at the age of 30, working for tore than twenty years developing his cuisine and refining his ideas of what wood-fired cookery could be. He lives and resides in his home-town, where the nature provides him with constant inspiration.

FOUR Questions with Victor

Describe your culinary philosophy in 4 words…

Fire, Product, Me and my circumstances

What is your greatest inspiration?


If you could take a plan ride to any restaurant in the world, just for one meal, where would you go?

Mibu, Tokyo, Japan

What three things would you take to a desert island?

A lighter, wine and a knife.

  • 1 Michelin Star
  • Conceptual innovation or technique 2002 | Lo Mejor de Gastronomia
  • Best Product 2004 | Lo Mejor de Gastronomia
  • Best chef of the year 2007 | Lo Mejor de Gastronomia

Asadore Etxebarri Restaurant

Plaza de San Juan, 1

48291 Atxondo, Bizkaia

+34946 58 30 42

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