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Unique Local Chef Pintxo´s Class

San Sebastián, SpainPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Lander

4 hoursHosted in English
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Spanish cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Up to 4 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

-I´ll show you ingredients from traditional Basque gastronomy and we will locate them geographically in the territory of the seven Basque provinces, so you can tour the Basque Country through its gastronomic culture.

-We will cook and taste 6 of the most famous Pintxos of San Sebastián´s bars, while I tell you their stories, secrets and tips so you can cook like a local chef. They will be 6 bite "Basque tapas" that will include local ingredients as fish, pork, cheese, eggs, dairy products and vegetables. Dessert will include the original recipe of "the best Cheesecake in the World", from "La Viña" bar. It is possible to adapt the 6 pintxos for vegetarians, but because most of the ingredients in our culture are of animal origin, it is not a course suitable for vegans. Sorry.

-We will set up a little stand with different props for you to take beautiful photographs of the Pintxos you've prepared, so you can share your experience and new knowledge with family and friends.

Cook like a local !!
Other things to note
The class I offer is dynamic. You, traveller, will cook your own Pintxos with my help. The most important thing is to arrive hungry for cooking, learning, enjoying and getting your hands dirty!!
-I´ll show you ingredients from traditional Basque gastronomy and we will locate them geographically in the territory of the seven Basque provinces, so you can tour the Basque Country through its gastronomic culture.

-We will cook and taste 6 of the most famous Pintxos of San Sebastián´s bars, while I tell you their stories, secrets and tips so you can cook like a local chef. They will be 6 bite "Basque tapas" that will include local i…

What's included

  • Food
    -6 Pintxos of Basque Traditional Cuisine, including delicious dessert.<br /...
  • Drinks
    -I offer non alcoholic drinks like local apple "mosto", juices and water.
  • Equipment
    -Each student will receive copies with the recipes made, besides a list of...

Meet your host, Lander

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Hello! I´m Lander; born, raised and living San Sebastián´s cooking through my grandma´s kitchen. This love for food, my studies in Basque cooking and amazing experiences on the road made me a chef.

I want to share with you my passion, enjoy cooking together, exploring new ingredients, techniques and traditional Basque cuisine. I´ve cooked in the best local Michelin starred restaurants as Arzak, Alameda. I´ve also given classes at cooking schools as Basque Culinary Center, Aiala or in TV for Masterchef.

On my trips around the world I've also taught Basque cooking in Japan, Perú, India, G.B.
Hello! I´m Lander; born, raised and living San Sebastián´s cooking through my grandma´s kitchen. This love for food, my studies in Basque cooking and amazing experiences on the road made me a chef.

I want to share with you my passion, enjoy cooking together, exploring new ingredients, techniques and traditional Basque cuisine. I´ve cooked in the best local Michelin starred restaurants as Arzak, Alameda. I´ve also given classes at cooking schools as Basque Culinary Center, Aiala or in…
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Where you'll be

-The experience will take place at my Studio, where I habitually do my cooking research labor and gastronomic photography. This is a unique, private place where very few people can get access.
John
March 2020
This was hands down the best experience I've had in San Sebastian, and one of the best on either of my two trips to Spain. I first passed through the city while walking the Camino de Santiago in 2017, and was entranced with the food and culture of Basque Country, though couldn't fully enjoy it because I was sick and on a time crunch to reach Santiago de Compostela. When I brought my wife over for her birthday 3 years later, the first thing I wanted to share with her was the food in San Sebastian, but wanted a way of explaining it and learning about it that went beyond stuffing pintxos in our mouths. What Lander offered during this cooking class was all I could've hoped for and more. We met a few blocks from his home and he walked us to his small studio where he had expertly and tidily arranged everything for class. We started with an overview of the map of Pais Vasco, looking at it from the perspective of where the ingredients we were going to use had originated. As someone who is obsessed with maps, this gave me an immediate understanding and appreciation for the ingredients and the culture of local basque cuisine, which is so special precisely because of those special ingredients. We learned several recipes, from tortilla de patata (mind-blowing technique, so inspired now), to Gildas (which was a perfect introduction to the history of the pintxo), to cleaning and preparing marinated anchovy (I've been scouring the Bay Area for fresh anchovy since returning home), to a chistora and puff pastry "pig in a blanket" (which I could've eaten an entire meal of separately), to the decadent and delightful Basque Cheesecake from La Viña (which is officially the first cheesecake I can say that I unequivocally loved). Every item was prepared with delicacy and love, and you could sense the passion and focus that went into Lander's craft. We were brought into each recipe as a sous chef, guided in how to properly prep, cut, and arrange each dish all while sharing stories of his and our travels around the world. We left his home after an amazing four hours that reignited my love for this amazing region, and lit a fire for both of us to dive in and devour as many pintxos as we could over the next two days. We left San Sebastian full, in both heart and belly, and will return again to savor all this beautiful city has to offer, thanks in large part to Lander and his wonderful course.
This was hands down the best experience I've had in San Sebastian, and one of the best on either of my two trips to Spain. I first passed through the city while walking the Camino…
Rosalyn
February 2020
We had a fantastic time learning about Basque cuisine with Lander! He is highly trained, knowledgable and passionate about his home and the art of cooking. He makes you feel very welcome and at home, whilst entertaining you with facts and stories about the food and Basque culture. We learnt how to make the perfect tortilla, Basque cheesecake and many pintxos, which we will definitely be trying at home! A great experience, and highly recommended! :)
We had a fantastic time learning about Basque cuisine with Lander! He is highly trained, knowledgable and passionate about his home and the art of cooking. He makes you feel very w…
성미
February 2020
I would say this class was the best moment of my whole journey on Spain. I could learn A to Z of San sebastian’s pinxo. History, typical ingredients and famous pintxo recipes of the city. Above all the host, Lander was very considerate person so I felt comfortable and warm during the class. I highly recommend this experience. Never forgettable.
I would say this class was the best moment of my whole journey on Spain. I could learn A to Z of San sebastian’s pinxo. History, typical ingredients and famous pintxo recipes of…
Mayumi
February 2020
Thank you for the wonderful time. It is very good for us to recreate the experience we had and share with my friends and family in Japan.
Liz
February 2020
Really great course with Lander. The course flowed very well, with details of the history of the Basque region and information about the produce we used. Lander met us near to his apartment and we went back to his studio, which has been beautifully designed to create a fabulous teaching environment. We made and ate 6 Pintxos which were all fantastic. I have got home today and already made my caramelised onion ready for the Tortilla! Lander is a very talented chef and great teacher who likes to share his passion of the Basque region - it was infectious and we have really fallen in love with San Sebastian. Lander also provided lots of advice on villages to visit, what to see and most importantly his favourite Pintxos bars (we sadly didn't get to them all...).
Really great course with Lander. The course flowed very well, with details of the history of the Basque region and information about the produce we used. Lander met us near to hi…
Briza
January 2020
This class was just simply wonderful. Lander is such an amazing person and teacher! The food was delicious. I do recommend coming hungry because you will leave full. He recommended taking a walk along the beach after class which is nearby his house and it was relaxing. What a perfect day!
This class was just simply wonderful. Lander is such an amazing person and teacher! The food was delicious. I do recommend coming hungry because you will leave full. He recommended…

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    Dietary preferences

    If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
    Pescatarian
    Vegetarian
    Soy-free
    Peanut allergy
    Shellfish allergy
    Fish allergy
    Gluten-free
    Dairy-free
    Tree nut allergy
    Egg-free

    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

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

    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.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    BYOB, bring your own alcoholic beverages you will like to enjoy. In near shops you can find local beer, cider, txakoli and wines.