From San Sebastian: Flavors of French Basque Country Tour
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8.5 hours
Embark on a guided gastronomic adventure through the French Basque Coast of Iparralde, one of the most picturesque regions on the Atlantic Coast. Explore the seaside villages of Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz & Guethary and sample its local specialties. Be introduced to the history of the area. Meet your guide in the morning. Enjoy a spectacular drive along the corniche basque to Saint Jean de Luz. Start your culinary journey with a visit to the local ‘affineur’, an expert who receives cheese from producers and holds it in their shop until it’s ready to eat. Sample a selection of ‘raised’ by affineur cheeses. Sip French Basque wine from Irulegui. Next up, take a stroll along the streets of the town listening to the thrilling stories of local pirates, corsairs, sailors and fisherman. Enjoy free time to visit the 13th-century church of St. John the Baptist with its remarkable hull-shaped w...
Immerse yourself in the Basque Country's world-famous gastronomy scene in a cooking class with a local chef. The experience begins with a private guided tour along the Old Quarter of San Sebastian. Explore the main sites as well as some hidden gems often missed by visitors. Learn about Basque history, culture, and traditions while picking out the best seasonal products at a local market. Once the shopping is complete, walk to the private cooking area where the class will take place. Learn the main elements of a Basque meal and how to prepare them according to local tradition. At the end of the course, sit down to enjoy your culinary creation with a glass of local Basque wine.
This tour will include a nice walking tour in the morning, showing you and buying seasonal products in the local market gathering with local people. You will be shown how to cook the products after the walk while drinking txakoli, a white local wine, Rioja red wine or cider. Have an exclusive and unique chance to feel the experience of being in a private cooking club where locals gather. Taste some typical fresh Basque and seasonal food and also learn how to cook it too. The main rule of the cooking club following the history of why those clubs were founded, was that only the men were allowed to cook and to access the kitchen, and the women were only able to watch, be served and of course, to enjoy the experience but not to work.
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