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BASQUE COOKING CLASS, BOAT RIDE & TOUR

cooking class

BASQUE COOKING CLASS, BOAT RIDE & TOUR

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Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
cooking class

BASQUE COOKING CLASS, BOAT RIDE & TOUR

cooking class

BASQUE COOKING CLASS, BOAT RIDE & TOUR

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do


PLEASE NOTE: This experience is recommended for a minimum of 4 people & runs from 9am to 3:30pm. 
I will pick you up at 9am in a taxi & we'll shoot over to a local fishing port. From there we are jumping on a ferry to cross the channel & take a stroll through a sleepy medieval fishing village. Grab a coffee, take a guided walk around town & pop into Victor Hugo's old house--he lived here for awhile! By 10am you will be in the kitchen of a real restaurant prepping for lunch service. Throw on an apron & get to work! I will lay out the menu & show everyone what to do, from breaking down fish & squid, to chopping veggies & tasting local ingredients. You'll get expert instruction on how to cook a proper Basque lunch. The theme is always LOCAL & SEASON & I will translate everything into English. I will email you the recipes after class, so you can focus on your kitchen skills & relax. At 1pm you will sit down at the restaurant's best table with water views, while I pop corks of wine, cider & beer. And the food you just cooked will be served for an incredible Basque lunch! A quick ferry & taxi ride will get you back to San Sebastián by 4pm, in time for a siesta & more pintxos!

Your host

Learn more about Gregory

Gregory

Hey there, 
I’m Gregory, a chef from California who married into a local family here in San Sebastián. I’m all about food & so is the Basque Country! Let me host you on this awesome Basque cooking class & lunch. I have been teaching cooking classes for over 20 years in Japan, California, France, Spain & of course The Basque Country! I won a James Beard Foundation scholarship in 2010 and studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. I’ve been living in San Sebastián for several years and teach classes, wine tastings & lead food tours. I'm excited to share the depth of the Basque kitchen with you!

What's included

Food
Multiple course lunch of both small & big plates that YOU will prepare during class. I will provide all the ingredients...
Drinks
COFEE before and after lunch, WINE, BEER & CIDER during.

Where you'll be

A local fishing port & its medieval counterpart--a tiny, one street, village on the sea. We can also visit Victor Hugo's old house--it's a tiny museum. He lived here while in exile. I have access to a REAL WORKING RESTAURANT with a gorgeous dining room overlooking the water. Class is in the restaurant's kitchen. It's authentic, exciting & fun! Be chef for a day in this cooking class experience!

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Please note that this experience begins with pick-up at 9am & is recommended for groups of 2 or more people. This is a REAL cooking class in a REAL kitchen and is very much a REAL example of restaurant life…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

I recommend wearing CLOSE TOED SHOES, sneakers are suitable. Avoid sandals & NO HEELS!

More tips

Reach out if you have any questions. Food allergies or aversions? Tell us! The menu is focused on seafood but we can adjust as needed. ADULTS ONLY, please msg me if you have children in your group.

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Gregory
BASQUE COOKING CLASS, BOAT RIDE & TOUR
New experience
$401/person
New experience
$401/person