Basque Cooking Class, San Sebastián

Join a professional chef for a Basque cooking class, where you'll make four dishes to feast on, accompanied by local drinks.


Get a taste of the Basque Country with this hands-on cooking class in San Sebastián. Head to a family-run restaurant in the city's historic center, where you'll be guided by a professional chef who'll teach you about the region's rich food culture. You'll learn to create four signature Basque dishes, including steak with red piquillo peppers and the signature cheesecake. Afterward, enjoy your handmade meal with regional drinks like Basque cider and chilled wine.


  • Take an immersive cooking class at a family-owned restaurant in San Sebastián
  • Learn to prepare four traditional Basque dishes from a professional chef
  • Pair each homemade dish with a carefully chosen drink, including Basque cider and red or white wine
  • Learn the importance of gastronomy in the Basque region

Know before you go

2.5 hours
Recommended for
12 years old & up
Small group, 10 people or less
Food & Drink
Cook and eat four dishes, paired with drinks.

What you'll do

Dive into the vibrant culinary scene of San Sebastián with a hands-on cooking class. Begin by meeting your guide in the Parte Vieja (Old Town) at De Valle Lersundi Plazatxoa, then take a short walk to a revered family-run restaurant. Here, you'll be warmly welcomed into the working kitchen. A professional chef will be your mentor, introducing you to the traditional cooking methods of Basque cuisine.

Learn to cook four of Spain's traditional dishes: tortilla de patatas (potato omelet), bacalao al pil pil (codfish in pil pil sauce), steak with red piquillo peppers, and the iconic burnt Basque cheesecake. As you cook, the chef will tell you about the rich history and traditions behind each of these beloved dishes. 

Afterward, sit down to feast on your creations. Each dish will be paired with a handpicked drink: Basque cider (which you'll learn to pour), red and white wine, and a special iced apple cider. This fermented beverage, made from the natural juices of frozen apples, is a regional favorite and a perfect finale to your meal. Bid farewell to your hosts and leave with a recipe card to recreate your Basque cooking adventure at home.

Start times

  • Monday
    11:00 am, 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    11:00 am, 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    Not available
  • Thursday
    Not available
  • Friday
    11:00 am, 5:00 pm
  • Saturday
    Not available
  • Sunday
    11:00 am, 5:00 pm

What's included

  • Cook four dishes paired with drinks
  • Local guide
  • Professional chef
  • Recipes to take home

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