Iñaki López de Viñaspre
An anthropologist specialised in Food, Iñaki is primarily passionate about cooking.
From when I was a child and my amona (grandmother in Basque) taught me how to cook to my days at the University studying the Anthropology of Food, traditional Basque cuisine has long been my deepest passion.
25 years ago, my brother Mikel and I opened the restaurant IRATI in Barcelona, nowadays a benchmark in Basque cuisine in the city, with one only goal: sharing traditional Basque cuisine all over the world. IRATI was the seed of SAGARDI Basque Country Chefs, our most ambitious project with which we are trying to spread Basque food culture beyond our borders. It is a solid, high-quality, authentic venture which is now present in 9 cities.
SAGARDI Basque Country Chefs represents our gastronomic philosophy, based on a quality product, a pure cuisine based on our grill and a willingness to revalue the great dishes of Basque cuisine and its exceptional products.
Our mission here in Porto, just like it is everywhere, is to explain the values of traditional Basque cuisine while reviving the flavours of our childhood. In short, we want to show affection to our customers via food. We encourage you to learn about our fascinating culture and savour its amazing products.