Michelin Star Secrets Cooking Class
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.
MORNING CLASS: Start time: 10.00 End time: 15:00
Max.: 16 people
Minimum Age: 12 years
Meeting point: Mimo San Sebastian Cooking School, Okendo 1, 20004 Donostia-San Sebastián.
Vegetarian? Food allergies? Read our FAQs below.
*Not recommended for vegans.
"Learn the art of pintxos-making with local chefs on a five-hour course that concludes with a boozy gourmet lunch." - Lonely Planet
San Sebastian is as star-studded as a city can get. With the most Michelin stars per capita, this city carves out a special place for avant-garde cuisine. Join us in learning the latest techniques and secrets of what is happening NOW in these award-winning kitchens. It’s time to play with your food— from spherification to foams to modern platings, you will be surprised by how easy it is to replicate haute cuisine at home. Take local knowledge from the stars to use at your next dinner party and wow your friends with a taste of haute Basque Country.
- bilingual instruction with the local chefs
- aperitif & digestif
- hands-on preparation of avant-garde dishes
- plating techniques
- recipe booklet
- gourmet lunch with wines
Each Michelin Star Secrets 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 created using your newly acquired techniques.
We attended the cook school to take part in a Secrets of Michelin Cookery class. From the moment we walked in to through the door we were wowed by the professional appearance and atmosphere. Being dressed in chef's whites with Mimo aprons, we were already starting to look the part! However we didn't for a moment think that we would be able to create of a Michelin standard, but with expert instruction and professional tips we were stunned at the quality of dishes we put together. The fun was not only the light-hearted approach of the chefs but also the other participants. People from literally 4 corners of the world attended and I think we were really lucky with the mix because we all had a great fun day. The finale being able to sit down (in the fabulous dining space) and enjoy the fruits of our hard work. Topped with fine wines which were paired for each course. It really doesn't get much better. We hope to be back to enjoy another cook school experience when we next return to San Sebastian. In the meantime, keep doing what you are doing! Rod and Ann Marie
Rod and Ann Marie (2017-09-17)
An essential tour and do as early as possible in your visit preferably in your first day. One of the best tours my partner and I have ever done. We had Lourdes who was sensational and with a broad knowledge and passion for her job. Words can't describe our amazing experience. Thank you so much Danny and Evelin
Evelin P (2017-09-06) , U.S.
I try to take cooking classes when i travel. So far, i have managed Vietnam, Greece, Peru, Chile, Myanmar and now, Basque country. Patricio is clearly an expert Michelin class chef, but was very down to earth, loves his job, his craft and the people he works for and with. It was like being in his kitchen as his guests. It is very hands on, which is the way I like it, because i want to be able to replicate it when i get home. Wine and or cider was served throughout. Why, because cooking is art, and art requires cava or txokoli. We prepared and flash fried foie gras, pureed apples baked in butter as a sauce then dusted it with cocoa, vanilla and coffee. Roasted asparagus wtih garlic / egg froth a clam, white bean and pepper stew but wait, there's more. There was lamb, like i have never had lamb before, slow cooked with a sous vide with just pepper and olive oil. Best lamb ever. Just fell off the bone and so flavorful. Couldn't believe how little went into it! We also made a fruit custard tart, from scratch, with an almond flour crust, and hands down the best custard i have ever had. And he walked us through it step by step. Each course had its own wine. He then had us put it all together like we were working in the michelin starred restaurant it was. Apparently, you can spend 800 dollars for dinner at some of the restaurants there. YOu can spend the whole afternoon, make it yourself and/ or with new friends, get a feel for Basque culture, and have a superlative meal. Eskerrik Asko, Patricio! Topa!
ElCaballoAustin (2017-09-02) , Texas
Disfruté mucho, muchas gracias por todo! Hasta pronto!
Debbie Wong (2016-04-21)
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)
"Sherry tasting with Andrew, visiting the farmers' market with Lourdes, cooking masterclass with Ismael and Eli providing the translation, pintxos hunting with Eli, coastal/countryside trip with Agu and last but by no means least, gourmet shopping with Nagore - all wonderful and so enjoyable! Anyone who appreciates anything to do with good food and wine will love the experiences that San Sebastián Food offers. My husband and I are planning a trip back for San Sebastián Food's "Michelin Star Secrets"! Basque cooking/food is certainly one of the best in the world. The team at San Sebastián Food are not only passionate about Spanish Basque but are really charming too."
ABorkowski (2016-01-29) , United Kingdom
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