Hidden within the Pyrenees Mountains exists a land that has conserved an ancient language and culture. The Basque Country is a historical region nestled on the border of France and Spain. Its people are recognized as Europe’s oldest family, and their resistance to change has helped conserve their ways and traditions for centuries. It is a region surrounded by rolling green mountains that border the jagged coastline of the Bay of Biscay. Basque cuisine is influenced by the abundance of produce from the fertile valleys on one side and the sea on the other. It is considered by many to be the finest cuisine in Spain. It is not a coincidence that a high concentration of award-winning chefs call the Basque Country their home.