© Number 10 B & B 2016
Another long hot day was on the horizon so it was perfect to take some time off and head up into the mountains. We had heard about the Auberge d’Ahusquy, or d'Ahüski in the local Basque dialect, and decided to go for lunch.
High up in the mountains
The sun shone and the scenery was breathtaking and we had fun drive up into the mountains on tiny roads which seemed to get even tinier the higher we climbed.
We understood the Auberge was in an amazing setting and we were certainly not disappointed.
We had booked a table on the terrace so we could enjoy the wonderful setting and the view to the full.
Lunch on the terrace
Lamb features heavily on the menu which I guess was to be expected bearing in mind the location.
We opted for the €23 menu and were not disappointed to enjoy:
Gigot de mouton -
Accompanied by a very drinkable rosé .
Although it was quiet when we arrived, it was soon very busy with people arriving not only by car and motorbike but some seriously 'keen' cyclists who had undertaken the climb despite the heat.
Its location means the Auberge is only open between May and October but we cannot think of a more perfect spot for a very pleasant lunch on a beautiful day. Plus we did find an easier route for our return journey!