The geographical diversity of Navarre is also reflected in its gastronomy; dairy products and game dishes in the Pyrenees make way for lamb and wines in the central area and end up with the wonderfully abundant vegetable gardens of the southern plains along the Ebro valley. Although all of these products are present all over the region, each area also offers its own specialities.
Some eating establishments have gained international prestige thanks to a balance between tradition and modernity, and also to the superb quality of their basic ingredients, which boast many D.O. classifications.
We should not forget the 'mini haute cuisine' represented by ‘pinchos’ (tapas); it is a popular tradition that has been in evidence for some years in the form of novel, imaginative and exclusive creations, the widest and most varied choice of which can be found in the capital, Pamplona.