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Basque Cooking Class: France, Navarra & La Rioja

Price: 165€

Duration: 5 hours

Includes: Welcome drink, expert chef instruction, aperitif, 100% hands-on class, multi-course lunch comprised of the dishes made in class, a selection of Spanish wines, digestif, keepsake recipe booklet and pen, gift.

Minimum Age: 12 years

Meeting point: Mimo San Sebastian Cooking School, Okendo 1, 20004 Donostia-San Sebastián.

MORNING CLASS: Start time: 10:00  End time: 15:00 Max.: 16 people

*Vegetarian? Food allergies? Read our FAQs.

*Not recommended for vegans. 

Start time: 10:30  End time: 15:00

Max.: 16 people

"San Sebastián is considered Spain’s premier food city, and classes at Mimo’s new cooking school in the five-star Hotel Maria Cristina are not to be missed." -Wine Enthusiast

The culinary traditions of French Basque Country, Navarre, and La Rioja Alavesa taste of smoky spices, earthy stews, and the freshest of vegetables. In this culinary journey, you will learn to prepare the famous Basque dishes from Southern France to the mountains of Navarre to the vineyards of La Rioja Alavesa. Bring the history and traditions of Basque Country to life in this hands-on cooking class.

  • bilingual instruction with the local chefs
  • aperitif & digestif
  • hands-on preparation of Basque dishes with top-quality produce
  • basque recipe booklet
  • gourmet lunch with wines
  • souvenir

Each Basque Cooking class ends with a delicious lunch and carefully chosen wine pairings.  You will gather around our rustic wooden table to enjoy what you and your fellow classmates have cooked using your newly acquired knowledge.

Impressive food journey, warm welcoming, professional and stylish kitchen, vivid instruction and attention to details. All food and wines in the class are of top quality. We had a wonderful time in learning the cuisine, the philosophy behind the food and to meet friends for a engaged conversation on each other's journey. Thanks!

Robert L. (2017-09-02) , The Netherlands

I liked the atmosphere and getting to know everyone. Really enjoyed our time, absolutely brilliant!

Fred Billingham (2016-08-03)

Fantastic food and hosts. Thank you for an amazing experience

Lauren Shapiro (2016-08-03)

It was all excellent, really enjoyable day. All of the chefs and staff here at SSF were really friendly and professional. We will be all back!

Vanessa Cousin (2016-04-20) , France

Well run courses by professional and personable team. All excellent.

Nicki Evans (2016-04-20) , France

Since this company is already rated rated #1 in the category, I don't think it's necessary to write too much except to say it's obviously excellent. I joined the Essentials of Pintxo cooking class. The facility is superb, the staff/chefs are extremely friendly & helpful, this class is very conversational and a lot of fun. The class & staff doesn't feel like they're following a strict script; they genuinely enjoy what they do and truly want to show you a good time and how to cook their local dishes. Amazing experience that I would highly recommend to anyone!

A TripAdvisor Member (2016-02-18)

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What if I am a vegetarian or I have food allergies?

Preparations in this class contain meat & seafood. However, upon request, a special lunch adapted to dietary needs can be provided at the end of the class.

What is the minimum age for this experience?

The minimum age for the cooking classes is 12 years old.

How big are the groups?

We like to keep our groups small. Generally, our cooking classes have a maximum of 16 guests per experience.

What do I bring to the cooking class?
Come as you are! We provide aprons. A good tip might be to bring a notebook and pen, so you can take notes to remember all the small facts and tips our chefs will give you.

Are the classes presentation-based or more hands-on? 

Hands on. Although if you prefer presentation, let us know and we can adapt accordingly.

What’s included in the price?

All food and drinks and VAT are included in the price of our experiences. There is not anything extra you ever need to pay for. The experiences also include your expert Mimo bilingual guide/translator. More details of what is included in each tour are provided under each product on the website.

Do your guides speak clearly in English?

Yes, all guides speak fluent English with years of experience living in English speaking countries. Some guides are native English speakers and all have very high levels of proficiency, speaking many languages.

Where is the meeting point for your experiences?

Mimo San Sebastián Cooking School, Calle Okendo 1, San Sebastián, 20004.  The entrance is located at the rear of the Hotel Maria Cristina. A useful map can be found here

When does the experience start and do I need to arrive early?

All start time information is displayed on our website under each experience. We strongly recommend guests arrive at our studio between 5 and 10 minutes before any experience starts.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we offer private tours. Contact us or see specific information on the website for further details.

Are experiences available in other languages?

All tours are run in English but private tours can be arranged in other languages.

I am allergic to certain foods – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know. We will ensure you will have the best alternatives.

I don’t drink alcohol, is there a discount?

If you do not drink alcohol, we cannot offer a discount but will make sure you have the best alternatives available with a wide range of excellent soft drinks and juices available.

What happens if the experience I booked does not reach the minimum number of guests required?

We require a minimum of 2 people for this experience. If we do not reach the minimum, we will contact you before the experience date to inform you that it may be cancelled, and will contact you again to confirm if we are finally running the experience. If not, we will provide you some other alternatives or the full refund of the amount paid.

What if the experience I would like to do is not available on a certain date?

Email or call us and we will do our best to open a new date in the calendar.

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Availability is shown in blue. If we do not show availability, please contact us and we will do our best to help you. For groups of 8+ or for private tour requests, please contact us. Thank you.

Next available date

Sunday 29th October

Start time: 10:00

Price: 165€

  • Central location
  • Souvenir gift
  • Trip advisor excellence
  • Bilingual guide