Unique Local Chef Pintxo´s Class

San Sebastián, SpainPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Lander

4 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 6 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
  • 129 Reviews
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Hello! I´m Lander Ganzo; born, raised and living San Sebastián´s cooking through my grandma´s kitchen. This love for food, my studies in Basque gastronomy and amazing experiences on the road made me a chef. Nowadays developing my project "Ama Ur" with delicious cooking classes.

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. Now at my own Ama Ur Cooking Studio.

On my trips around the world I've also taught Basque cooking in Japan, Perú, India, Thailand or England.
Hello! I´m Lander Ganzo; born, raised and living San Sebastián´s cooking through my grandma´s kitchen. This love for food, my studies in Basque gastronomy and amazing experiences on the road made me a chef. Nowadays developing my project "Ama Ur" with delicious cooking classes.

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.…
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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.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 129 reviews.

Andres
October 2021
Lander is an exquisite host. He welcomed us into his home and gave us a proper introduction into making pintxos at home. He focused on hyper local ingredients and accommodated my pescatarian friend. Truly a fantastic experience. The food is very good and I can't wait to cook it at my home!
Kami
September 2021
This was an afternoon I'll never forget. Lander takes great care to teach you about the different culinary specialties of Spain, and you then make and eat heavenly pintxos. I delighted in learning how to pour txakoli! He is so much fun to spend an afternoon cooking. Oh! and the cheesecake we made was easily the best I've ever eaten. I highly recommend this experience.
Yahya
September 2021
this is a must class if you visit the city, the class was informative, and I learned couple of the the amazing pinchos I tasted in the city. many thanks ✌🏽
Stephan
September 2021
A great way to explore and learn about the local culinary scene, the produce and the techniques. We were a small group of three family members doing it which made it a homely experience. Lander is a great chef and host, with patience to teach really well. I would make this course compulsory to anyone visiting Donostia and also enjoys the culinary scene. Another recommendation is to do the course at the start of your trip so you can learn some great tips beforehand. Topa!
Meredith
August 2021
The experience was great, and Lander kindly customized the experience so that I (gluten free) could enjoy all the food that we prepared. Great way to spend an afternoon.
Clea
August 2021
Great introduction to pintxos! It was great to see the care and detail that goes behind making them and to learn about the ingredients typical of the Basque region. All tasted amazing, especially the tortilla and “risotto”!

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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.
    Gluten-free
    Dairy-free
    Shellfish allergy
    Fish allergy
    Soy-free
    Egg-free
    Peanut allergy
    Tree nut allergy
    Pescatarian
    Vegetarian

    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 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.