Nerua Guggenheim Bilbao

Basque in New Town

The Museo Guggenheim Bilbao’s modernist, white and very minimalist restaurant is under the direction of Michelin-starred chef Josean Alija (a disciple of Ferran Adrià). Needless to say, the nueva cocina vasca (Basque nouvelle cuisine) is breathtaking, with nine- and 18-course meals that you'll be remembering (and perhaps paying for) long after you return home.

Reservations are essential. If the gourmet restaurant is a bit much, try the museum's Bistró.