Club Mimo

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Essential San Sebastián

Price is from €505 per person (based on two sharing a twin/double room)*

The Essential San Sebastián package includes:

- Pintxo, Basque or Spanish cooking masterclass

- Pintxo Tasting Tour (Dinner)

- 2 nights at five-star Hotel Maria Cristina

- Deluxe Room w/Garden View including Breakfast

*Price is based on low season prices. Please fill in enquiry form for a quotation.

"For an initiation into the Basque way of eating, I joined a pintxos-hunting tour led by native Basque chef Eli Susperregui of Mimo San Sebastián, a guide company founded by British expat Jon Warren offering tours, wine tastings and cooking classes." -Vanity Fair magazine

Have a weekend and want to immerse yourself in Basque culinary culture? Local food culture and fun collide in the perfect package : The Essential San Sebastián package. Our guides take you to visit San Sebastian’s famous markets to select local produce, from famous boletus mushrooms to hook-caught baby squid. Then head into our beautiful cooking school, and use the produce you bought to cook in your choice of our Basque, Pintxo or Spanish cooking masterclass, under the guidance of our experts and in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

By night, experience the world-famous pintxo bars of the old part, a dish and a drink in hand. Our pintxo tour has been featured by everyone from Vanity Fair to The Financial Times, and it's truly the best way to experience San Sebastián's claim-to-fame: the pintxo. These small bites are elaborate and delicious, and our expert guides take you straight to the best bars.

The Essential San Sebastián packages all the best San Sebastián has to offer for the perfect luxury weekend experience, including two nights at five-star Hotel Maria Cristina, one of Spain's most beautiful hotels.

"Food is our thing, having run a restaurant and catering business for over 30 years, and had therefore been recommended to visit San Sebastián, and in particular The San Sebastián Foods (SSF)Cookery School. We now have and were not disappointed! We had firstly booked to take a Pintxos Tour and our guide for this was Lourdes who was born locally and was so knowledgable about the history and culture of the basque region and certainly knew her way around the pintxos bars of the old town! We learnt so much and she was so friendly that we were very sad when the evening ended. We had also booked a couple of cookery courses, one on Basque fish cookery and one on pintxos cookery and these courses were extremely well organised and professional but the amazing staff also made it all great fun. I would say that for anyone visiting San Sebastián they should at the very least visit the SSF shop or attend the school as the wonderful staff here will give you an introduction to all things Basque that certainly made our stay more special. Thank you to everyone at San Sebastián Foods."

Philip C (2016-02-04) , United Kingdom

"We so enjoyed our cooking class at San Sebastian Food. Everything was excellent... from Chef Cristina's recipes to the translators and the food! It was really authentic and took us out of our cooking comfort zone to try something new! We took the Basque Master Class, and learned a lot about the Basque region, culture, and food from the class! The market tour was also a great for us as we stayed at a rented home for two weeks and cooked at the house. It was great to know where to get the good meat and seafood and the times that the markets were open! I would highly recommend this experience for anyone travelling to San Sebastian and it is an experience I will repeat!"

EmilyT (2016-02-04)

"We joined a Tuesday night tour with Arantxa and despite the rainy weather had an incredible evening! She shared some history of San Sebastian, food facts and took us to six great locations all with incredible "specialties." All the tastings were interesting and delicious with dessert at the end. We made new friends and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. This is a great way to enjoy the local offerings, as beginners we could never have assembled this assortment for ourselves. San Sebastian Food goes above and beyond with their customer service! When our rental car plans fell through, they assisted to find us a ride to our next stop in Rioja. I highly recommend their tours and services."

kcfishing1 (2016-02-04)

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What is the minimum age for this experience?

The minimum age for the cooking classes and the pintxo tasting tour is 13 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, and a maximum of 10 guests for the pintxo tasting tour, but you can check the details in each experience’s description.

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’m a vegetarian – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. We will ensure that while on your experience, you will have the best vegetarian alternatives. However, you must let us know at the time of booking so we can organise this for you.

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 these experiences. 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.

Do you offer a child discount?

Yes, we offer the following discounts for children accompanied by parents:

    0-3 – free
    4-8 years old - 35% discount
    9-12 years old - 20% discount

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Price from (based on 2 guests): 505 €

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