In our Food and Wine tours we help you enjoy the Basque Country’s wonderful cuisine – not just the food itself, which is already world famous, but also the traditions which surround it. Imagine going to a local cooking club and learning to make a traditional dish. Or going for pintxos (Basque tapas) in the historic old city to learn the specialites at each bar and enjoy the lively atmosphere in the streets.
The Basque Country has a multitude of climates and landscapes which give each region unique gastronomy. In the coastal zones, you can enjoy fish and seafood, normally accompanied by local white wines such as txakoli. In the interior, meats and fresh produce reign supreme, notable for their superior quality. One traditional place which combines all of these products is the cider house.
There, you can enjoy the traditional fixed menu, made up of fine Atlantic cod and the area’s best beef, grilled to perfection over a bed of coals. For the most refined palates, looking for exclusive access to the most avant garde cuisine, we have some of the most renowned restaurants in the world, like Arzak, Mugaritz, Akelarre, and Zuberoe, all of which are found in San Sebastián and the surrounding towns.
The quantity of world class chefs, top quality ingredients, and centuries of gastronomic traditions make San Sebastián a world destination for fine dining.
There is certainly no shortage of options in the Basque Country, especially in San Sebastián. If you are a foodie, we highly recommend a visit to loose yourself in these abundant lands and enjoy what you find.