The unassuming gilda is perhaps the most famous of all pintxos and an unmissable experience for serious foodies. The gilda was named in honor of Rita Hayworth’s most famous film role because it’s green, salty and a little spicy, or in Spanish ‘verde, picante y salado’. The gilda seems simple, a chunky olive, anchovy and pickled pepper skewered on a stick, but the resulting flavor combination is famed for its complexity. Make your way to A Fuego Negro, one of San Sebastián’s more adventurous pintxo bars, for an early afternoon vermouth and a couple of gildas for the perfect start to a pintxo-filled evening.
A Fuego Negro, Calle 31 de Agosto 31, San Sebastian, Spain, +34 650 13 53 73