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waterfront dining


Make a day of it! Far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city to feel like a vacation and close enough to make it an afternoon trip! There is no better place to sit and sip sangria watching the fishing boats pull in and the sun dip below the Redondo Beach horizon.

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waterfront dining


Make a day of it! Far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city to feel like a vacation and close enough to make it an afternoon trip! There is no better place to sit and sip sangria watching the fishing boats pull in and the sun dip below the Redondo Beach horizon.

 

a basq kitchen- redondo beach

136 N. International Boardwalk

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

 restaurant: 310-376-9215

catering (Jessica): 310-926-6393

abasqkitchen@gmail.com

 

PARKING: Easiest place to park is on the lower level of the parking structure at the corner of N. Pacific Ave and N. Harbor Drive. 

 

DIRECTIONS (IT'S EASY)

COMING FROM THE NORTH ON PCH: Turn right onto N. Catalina Dr. and pass under the "Redondo Beach King Harbor" sign. Turn right on N. Pacific Ave (no light) and take it all the way to the end where you will find the PIER & BOARDWALK PARKING STRUCTURE. Once in the parking lot, turn right to go down to the lower level of the parking structure and drive all the way to the end to park closest. 

COMING FROM THE SOUTH ON PCH: Turn left on Carnelian (right past the library), make a right onto N. Catalina Ave and immediately get into your left lane. Turn left at the first intersection (no light) onto N. Pacific Ave and take it all the way to the end where you will find PIER & BOARDWALK PARKING STRUCTURE. Once in the parking lot, turn right to go down to the lower level of the parking structure and drive all the way to the end to park closest. 

*DO NOT USE WAZE/MAPQUEST/YOUR CAR GPS! Google Maps knows best!

 

THERE IS NO WALL BETWEEN YOU AND THE OCEAN.

Fantastic food in a fantastic location. Stroll the boardwalk and enjoy the marina view at the lively Redondo Beach International Boardwalk. Smell the fresh sea breeze and watch the fisherman unload their fresh catch as you sip wine and dine on fresh oysters. Make a day of it!


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welcome to euskadi... BASQUE country!


Not Spanish... Not French....? What is Basque Country?

A border does not define a country... Along the coast of the Pyrenees in Europe there is a minority group of independent peoples (numbering about 3m) who have lived there for thousands of years. Over time, the borders have moved with the Romans, the Gauls and now Spain and France but the people have stayed the same! Many famous "Spanish" towns including Bilbao and Pamplona (where the San Fermin Festival with the running of the bulls is held each year) are actually Basque.

The Basque People have a distinct language, "Euskara" that is linguistically more similar to Japanese than any other European language and they have the highest "O" blood type than any other group on Earth! This is an ancient culture with deeply rooted culinary traditions including secret gastronomic societies. They are known throughout the world as fishermen, sheepherders and especially Chefs! The food tells the story of their culture and their struggle for political recognition and independence.

 

welcome to euskadi... BASQUE country!


Not Spanish... Not French....? What is Basque Country?

A border does not define a country... Along the coast of the Pyrenees in Europe there is a minority group of independent peoples (numbering about 3m) who have lived there for thousands of years. Over time, the borders have moved with the Romans, the Gauls and now Spain and France but the people have stayed the same! Many famous "Spanish" towns including Bilbao and Pamplona (where the San Fermin Festival with the running of the bulls is held each year) are actually Basque.

The Basque People have a distinct language, "Euskara" that is linguistically more similar to Japanese than any other European language and they have the highest "O" blood type than any other group on Earth! This is an ancient culture with deeply rooted culinary traditions including secret gastronomic societies. They are known throughout the world as fishermen, sheepherders and especially Chefs! The food tells the story of their culture and their struggle for political recognition and independence.

 

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ABOUT THE OWNERs

Chef Bernard was born and raised in the Basque Country. He began his culinary career under the direction of Chef Arrambide at the (currently 2) Michelin starred “Hotel Les Pyrenees” in Saint Jean Pied de Port while simultaneously attending culinary school. He left Europe at 22 to further his knowledge of international cuisine. His first stop was Canada where he worked in various positions for Four Seasons Hotels in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Seattle and then Houston where he was promoted to Executive of Chef of the property before moving to Asia to open their first two properties in the Far East, Tokyo and Singapore and also served as the Executive Chef of the Shangri-La Resort Singapore. In 1997 he became the Executive Chef of the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong where one of the highlights of his career was hosting the British government dinner during the handover of Hong Kong back to China. Following that, he moved to Las Vegas to lead the culinary program of the Mirage Resort and Casino for Steve Wynn and after eleven years there was given the opportunity to take on the new challenge of planning and opening the multi-billion five star five diamond Aria Resort and Casino in 2009. In 2013 he was offered the position at Terranea where he works currently and has elevated the resort’s food and beverage program with the establishment of a local produce farm, beehives and sea salt farm. 

Jessica Ibarra is the daughter of Hong Kong immigrants and was born in Canada where she learned a deep respect for nature and appreciation of the culture of food growing up in Vancouver. She graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and got to work right away in both fields of design and hospitality, getting to do everything from designing theme park concepts to R&D for submersible fire shooters to being a casino host for notable companies such as WET Design and MGM Resorts International. Career highlights include overseeing the $40m Fine Art Collection at CityCenter Las Vegas and traveling to China with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on the 2014 Discover LA trade mission. None of them quite prepared her for owning a Basque restaurant. She and Bernard live together in Redondo Beach with Bernard's 12 year old son, Keita and collectively they speak Basque, French, Spanish, English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

A Basq Kitchen is our family restaurant, a way to introduce others to Chef Bernard's "home cooking" that explores the traditional family recipes of his native Basque heritage as well as his artistic take on contemporary local favorites. With respect for both the land and the sea, we strive for authenticity in all that we do, from showcasing the natural flavors of our ingredients in our food, to the way we treat our co-workers and guests.

“I didn’t know then, but I loved food,” Ibarra said. “There were so many things that made me realize how important it was. Then as I grew up and became a little bit older — that is, when I became politically aware — I realized Basque cooking meant you have a culture, like a language.”
— Easy Reader News, Mark McDermott

 

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