Basque takes a summer break after brief, busy first season


Basque, the modern Spanish tapas restaurant tucked into West Palm’s historic Hotel Biba, has closed for summer hiatus. 

“We had a great first season and we look forward to reopening after a short summer break,” co-owner Manny Bornia said Tuesday. 

The restaurant, which occupies an indoor/outdoor space brimming with Old World décor touches, has enjoyed a busy stretch since its March debut. A good part of the draw has been executive chef Miguel Angel Rebolledo’s authentic and imaginative dishes. 

Before coming to Palm Beach County to open Basque, Rebolledo opened a string of Spanish gastro pubs in Miami and Tampa, served as executive chef for culinary star Jose Andres and cooked under Spain’s visionary chef Ferran Adria at El Bulli. At Basque, he cooks out of a tricked-out food truck that’s parked outside the restaurant. 

Basque at Biba: 320 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach


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