Basque Cooking Class Immersed in Nature

Bilbao, Spain

Experience hosted by Irene

  1. 6 hours
  2. Hosted in English
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What you'll do

• Enjoy a very personal and real Basque home cooking experience in my villa in the middle of the mountains and 5 minutes away from the sea

• Learn how to prepare the most sophisticated and delicious Pintxos & Tapas of Northern Spain

• Cook with seasonal products and ingredients from the farmers market, our greenhouse and vegetable garden

• Relax drinking wines and traditional alcoholic drinks of Northern Spain (Open Bar)

• Visit Castro Urdiales a fisherman town village considered as one of the most beautiful towns of Spain
Other things to note
If you are a solo traveller or prefer to swap lunch for dinner please send me a DM before booking
I´m flexible with picking up and dropping off locations
Feel free to request dates/times not posted
• Enjoy a very personal and real Basque home cooking experience in my villa in the middle of the mountains and 5 minutes away from the sea

• Learn how to prepare the most sophisticated and delicious Pintxos & Tapas of Northern Spain

• Cook with seasonal products and ingredients from the farmers market, our greenhouse and vegetable garden

• Relax drinking wines and traditional alcoholic drinks of Northern Spain…

What's included

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  • Food
    All ingredients for the pintxo course and drinks will be ready for you. Let...
  • Drinks
    With stunning views of Castro Urdiales
  • Tickets
    Considered one of the most beautiful places in Spain
  • Transport
    A luxurius van to get to our villa

Meet your host, Irene

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 42 Reviews
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Hola,

I´m Irene, a little world explorer born in Northern Spain, my hometown and favourite part of this world. I have one of the most enjoyable jobs, I take my clients to discover the best gastronomy, wines and charming places of Northern Spain. THAT IS MY PASSION!

I´m a graduate in Business Management but as I love eating and drinking wine I decided to go to cooking school and to take the big wine exam from Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET level 3).

I live in a caserio (the traditional houses of Basque Country where farmers lived) with my two doggies following a healthy and organic life.
Hola,

I´m Irene, a little world explorer born in Northern Spain, my hometown and favourite part of this world. I have one of the most enjoyable jobs, I take my clients to discover the best gastronomy, wines and charming places of Northern Spain. THAT IS MY PASSION!

I´m a graduate in Business Management but as I love eating and drinking wine I decided to go to cooking school and to take the big wine exam from Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET level 3).

I live i…
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Where you'll be

Castro Urdiales is a wonderful town, with plenty of history and stunning views. It is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain.

Our caserio is very unique. There are not many left in the Basque Country and everyone who comes always have a fantastic time. It is fully equipped with a modern and traditional kitchen.

The famous Camino de Santiago passes just in front of the house so if you are up for it we can give it a try after lunch.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 42 reviews.

Mike
September 2021
Irene and David were excellent hosts and made us feel immersed in the Bilbao culture. Their home is beautiful and they paid attention to the details to make the experience super special. We will absolutely go back and stay in their guest house next time to get even more immersive time in the region. Moreover, Irene generously wrote a list of restaurant and vineyard/winery recommendations for the next leg of our trip in La Rioja; completely unnecessary but super helpful and thoughtful—such great hosts!
Rosie
September 2021
We had such a lovely time with Irene :-) her knowledge of the area was excellent and doing a tour of the town was a great intro to the Basque region. Then we had the cooking course at Irene's beautiful home in the mountains. We learned a lot and cooked lots of delicious food, with great wine to accompany it! Irene was easy to communicate with and make travel arrangements with. I would highly recommend this unique, fun and delicious experience!
Bo
August 2021
Great introduction to pintxos! It was great to see the care and detail that goes behind making them. Also wonderful to learn about the history of the Basque region. Thanks again!
Saswat
August 2021
The cooking class with Irene and David was the highlight of our trip to Basque Country, both for the experience and the pintxos. They were both so knowledgeable about Basque cuisine and the region. They use the highest quality ingredients, which makes the pintxos the best we had on our trip. Irene is also very knowledgeable about local wines and made some delicious pairings. Most importantly, it was a pleasure spending a whole afternoon with them on their property.
Lauren
February 2020
Irene's experience was fantastic. Her home was lovely and she was so patient throughout the cooking experience. I think the experience was supposed to end around 4pm, but we ended up staying until around 6:30pm just talking. This is a must if you are in the Bilbao area!
Ingrid Wathne
February 2020
We are all amazed by the town, Irene’s knowledge, the projects in Casa Montaña, the food, the introductions, the atmosphere in the beautiful home we were spending time in. It’s been an amazing day for all of us.

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 16 and up can attend, up to 6 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.