Bilbao Cooking Class


Bilbao is a city of acclaimed and rising stars in the culinary world and creative pintxos bars, meaning the city's food scene could not be more exciting. However, to truly get to know Basque gastronomy, enjoy an experience with a local Basque chef. The class includes a hands-on preparation of tapas-style dishes using top-quality ingredients sourced from the local markets.

In this course, you'll learn to prepare the famous Basque dishes from both the coastal fishing villages and the region's mountainous interior. Additionally, you'll learn the history and traditions of Basque cooking.

You and your chef will prepare three tapas and a dessert using fresh, local, and organic vegetables, fish, meats, and cheese sourced from Bilbao's famous markets. After you prepare the dishes, enjoy tasting your delicious creations—the highlight of this Basque cooking experience!

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