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Pintxo Cooking Class: Learn the Secrets of Basque Cuisine with Claudia

Join Claudia from her home in San Sebastian and discover what the Basque Country’s answer to tapas, called pintxos. You’ll cook 4 pintxos: grilled shrimp skewer, beef sirloin, grilled mushroom & white anchovies with olive tapenade.

NOTICE:This experience is available as a private experience exclusive for your group. Get in touch for pricing and availability!

What’s Included

  • Virtually travel to San Sebastian and spend 1.5 hours with Claudia, a born-and-bred San Sebastian local and professional chef who is passionate about her region’s food and culture.
  • Learn how to cook 4 Basque pintxos. Grilled shrimp skewer, beef sirloin, grilled mushrooms & white anchovies with olive tapenade.
  • Get an insight into local life, culture and customs in the Basque Country considered to be one of Spain’s foodie hotspots.
  • Spend time with your family or friends in a unique and entertaining way—and bring your food-loving kids!
  • Receive the recipe for the dish beforehand so you can cook along with Claudia at home—or simply sit back with a glass of wine to watch and learn, and put your newfound cooking knowledge to test at another time!
  • If you’d like this experience private for your family, friends or team, please contact us for pricing and information.

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Please note that the times available for this experience are in CET (Central European Time). To check the time in your local timezone check this timezone converter.

As Anthony Bourdain once stated, “There is no better place to eat in Europe than the city of San Sebastian”. And with the most Michelin star restaurants per capita and an extraordinary amount of pintxo bars crammed in the city center, we’d have to agree. It’s no wonder that San Sebastian has become known not just as Spain’s culinary capital, but one of the foodie hotspots of the world.

And who better to share with you the secrets to the exquisite Basque cuisine than Claudia, born and raised in San Sebastian and a master’s student at the prestigious Basque Culinary Center. Learn the difference between pintxos and tapas, learn to cook three delicious iconic Basque pintxos, and go away with a better understanding of what makes the food and culture from the northeastern corner of Spain so special.

For private classes, choose three pintxos from the following selection:

– Grilled shrimp skewer with homemade vinaigrette

– Pintxo of beef sirloin

– Pintxo of boquerones (white anchovies) with sweet berry jam or olive tapanede

– Grilled mushroom pintxo 

Gilda (A delicious spicy skewer, the first pintxo ever invented!)

Indurain (San Sebastian’s local variation of the Gilda)

Pimientos rellenos (peppers stuffed with delicious a meat and bechamel filling)

Croquetas with Idiazabal (Spanish cheese)

Chorizo a la sidra (cooked in cider)

– Burnt Basque cheesecake (San Sebastian’s award-winning recipe)

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About Our Expert Guides

Basque and French, Claudia was born and raised in San Sebastian surrounded by a family that loves food, cooking and sharing meals. When she was just 19 years old, she cooked at Sublimotion Ibiza, the most expensive restaurant in the world. She’s currently studying Gastronomic Sciences and Culinary Arts at the prestigious Basque Culinary Center.

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