Unique Local Chef Pintxo´s Class

San Sebastián, SpainPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Lander

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Top-rated Host
Lander's rated 5 stars by 98% of guests.

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
  • 132 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 132 reviews.

Liene
January 2022
The experience exceeded our expectations, we received the perfect introduction to history of the Basque country food. Lander brought us through the journey of exceptional dishes throughout the whole event. We are very thankful for the opportunity to cook with Lander and to have expanded our gastronomy knowledge.
Jamie
December 2021
This experience far exceeded our expectations. Lander was an excellent host, explaining the geography and locations of the different foods as well as teaching us skillfully how to cook. Each of the SEVEN (!) pintxos were enjoyed by our group. Lander even made a special effort to include our 7 year old in the event.
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!

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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 your needs to be accommodated.
    Tree nut allergy
    Egg-free
    Gluten-free
    Dairy-free
    Fish allergy
    Peanut allergy
    Shellfish allergy
    Soya-free
    Vegetarian
    Pescatarian

    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 ages 12 and up can attend, up to 6 guests in total.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
    Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

    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.