Culinary arts: 16 photos that prove San Sebastian is the ultimate food destination

"Food is art," says chef Dominique Crenn, the only woman to run a Michelin two-star restaurant in North America. "I use a paint brush and I use food as a palette.
"If we don't have diversity in life, we have nothing."
It comes as no surprise then that the French chef/owner of San Francisco's Atelier Crenn decided to travel to San Sebastian for inspiration as part of CNN International's new series, Culinary Journeys.
Led by legendary restaurants like the Michelin three-starred Arzak, gastronomy is a way of life in this small Spanish city.
Even if you can't score a reservation, you can enjoy the city's culinary arts in the form of pintxos right on the cobblestone streets.
Need a little inspiration before you're willing to hop on that plane and experience the city's legendary food?
We asked six of San Bebastian's hottest restaurants -- Arzak, Akelarre, Martin Berasategui, Mugaritz, Bar Zeruko, A Fuego Negro -- to share a selection of their most beautiful dishes.
They're almost too pretty to eat.
Emphasis on the "almost."