Euskal Kazeta

Two longtime restaurateurs from SoCal pass away

May 6, 2012

Two longtime Southern California Basque restaurant owners have passed away recently -- Jean Irola and Jean Baptiste "J.B." Sabarots. Jean Irola Jean Irola, longtime owner of the popular Jean’s restaurant in Colton, Calif., passed away April 26. He was 78. Irola continued to run his restaurant up until recently, ...

New Basque Restaurants to Open in San Francisco, Shell Beach

January 20, 2012

Update: Alphy's closed in 2013. Two new Basque restaurants in California are scheduled to be opened in San Francisco and Shell Beach. In San Francisco, Bask is expected to start operating within several weeks in an area n...

Landmark Louis’ Basque Corner in Reno Has New Owners

March 30, 2011

After more than 40 years under the same owners, the venerable Louis' Basque Corner restaurant in Reno has changed hands. The landmark restaurant had been run by Louis and Lorraine Erreguible since it opened in 1967. Unlike ot...

Mattin Noblia Selling Iluna Basque in San Francisco

September 22, 2010

San Francisco chef Mattin Noblia, who appeared last year on the popular Top Chef show, is selling his Iluna Basque restaurant. Noblia opened the trendy restaurant in 2003 on the edge of the city's tree-lined Washington Square. H...

Basque Chef Takes Part in Haiti Quake Charity

February 3, 2010

Basque Top Chef contestant Mattin Noblia will be taking part in a nationwide charity effort with other chefs from the popular reality TV cooking show to help Haiti earthquake victims. Hearts for Haiti was the idea of Ron Duprat, a Florida-bas...

Basque “Top Chef”

January 23, 2010

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Carrying On a Basque Tradition

January 21, 2010

Update: The Chalet Basque closed in 2010, after co-owner Steve Osowiecki passed away. The waitress piled grilled lamb chops and roasted garlic chicken onto plates at the monthly barbecue at Le Chalet Basque, a tradition that ...

Jaialdi 2010 Countdown

September 13, 2009

This is one in a series of Euskal Kazeta reports leading up to the huge Jaialdi 2010 International Basque Festival. Here are links to other Jaialdi reports: Pelota Takes Center Stage at Jaialdi Oinkari Dancers Plan Jaialdi Reu...

Mattin Noblia, Basque on “Top Chef” Show

July 21, 2009

By Nancy Zubiri Mattin Noblia opened his San Francisco restaurant Iluna Basque in 2003. Just 23, he was believed to be the youngest restaurant owner in the City, according to a local newspaper report. The ambitious youn...

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