Chef Gerald Hirigoyen and Piperade are proud to bring you our Basque Hotel Dinner Series.
Basque hotels and boarding houses were renown for their hospitality, but also played a large role in the Basque-American communities. They were more than just a place to stay in an unfamiliar land; the hotels were social centers where a sense of community was spread between locals and boarders who often relied on each other’s company to preserve the Basque language, culture, and legacy when in a foreign country.
The meal that typically accompanied a guests’s stay was another perfect way to stay connected – traditional dishes, served family style with a good bottle of wine, allowed for easy conversation and lasting friendships to form.
In honor of this tradition, Piperade will be offering a dinner once a month. Chef Hirigoyen will also curate a winery for the event. It is only fitting that we host our Basque Hotel Dinner series in our Lauburu Room, named after the Basque cross symbolizing Life and Spirit – which is what these evenings are all about.