1. Bilbao: Traditional Basque Cooking Class with Wine Tasting
Hone your culinary skills by learning how to make Basque Country's traditional dishes during a cooking class in Bilbao. Join an instructor who will guide you through the process, teach you little tricks, and explain the history behind the food. Enjoy a meal with wine tasting at the end. Put on your apron and try your hands at preparing a txuleta (meat chop) steak, one of the cornerstones of Basque cuisine, or the everyday comfort food of Tolosa beans. You can also attempt a tuna stew recipe called the Marmitako which traces back to men who prepared it aboard fishing boats. After the cooking class, make your way to a private dining room to taste your creations paired with a variety of local wines such as Riojas, Txakolis, or Albariños. Go home with recipes for some of the region's best dishes and an apron.