We are a Spain-based company highly specialized in the design and organization of culinary programs for the international traveler. Our offer includes pre-designed and customized gourmet food and wine tours throughout Spain, covering all topics and regions. Our broad range of programs includes traditional & avant-garde cooking classes, food & wine tasting and tapas tours as well as one-week culinary tours or shorter excursions, meeting your different requirements in terms of length of the tour.
They are designed to provide unique culinary experiences, "once in a life time" immersion in one of the most interesting culinary and cultural destination. We offer a genuine approach to both the most traditional roots of Spanish cooking and to the most outstanding cuisine made at the moment in Spain by revolutionary modern chefs. Discover the authentic cuisine and culture of Spain in a personalized and professional manner.
We are frequent collaborators of food writers, chefs, culinary institutions and other culinary professionals in the organization of their culinary trips to Spain. We are proud member of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) and Slow Food.
For more information about our Culinary Adventures in Spain please contact us today.
Natalia inherited her passion for cooking from her mother and, after years of cooking for friends and relatives, she undergone professional training at Le Cordon Blue of Paris, where she was granted Le Grand Diplôme.
And, for the last twenty years, Natalia has been devoted to her vocation: to transmit her culinary knowledge in a simple, pleasant and professional way.
She has worked in Spain for well-known cooking schools of Madrid, Bilbao and Valencia and in France she is regular instructor at the elegant cooking school of the Montesquieu, one of the oldest French families, in Armagnac. She has compiled the culinary secrets of the Clarisas nuns in a recipe book and is preparing a second book with her most famous recipes.
Her liking for adapting traditional cooking to haute cuisine, for fusion and new techniques has make her gain a deep knowledge of influential Basque chefs such as Pedro Subijana, who is also a close friend of her.
Natalia has prepared for us her personal selection of dishes of the star chefs of Basque modern cuisine for them to be prepared at her comfy kitchen. The recipes have been adapted by Natalia so they can easily be prepared at home. Natalia´s warm welcome will make you feel at home.
Tapas Tours, Tasting, week-long cooking tours to “untouched by time” regions, 4 day culinary adventures to the most exciting culinary destinations in Spain, one-day culinary excursions to discover flavors and products that can hardly be found in other European countries.
San Sebastian, former summer retreat of Spanish aristocracy during the 19th century is, in contrast, one of the centers of the Avant Garde cuisine of Spain. It is here were the “New Basque Cuisine” movement started twenty years ago and where some of the most influential Spanish chefs of the moment have their restaurants: Arzak, Martin Berasategui, Pedro Subijana´s Akelarre…
Close-by Akelarre restaurant is where our cooking classes take place: the road to Caserio Eguzkitza offers stunning views of the Cantabrico Sea and the rural landscape of green slopes and small orchards of the Monte Igueldo. In this bucolic and peaceful piece of land is where Natalia, our cooking teacher, has her home: a characteristic Basque country house restored by her husband-a well-known architect, where they breed wild Pottok horses native to the Basque Country.
Lunch will follow the hands-on cooking class: enjoy your avant garde menu around the chimney in winter or in the sunny garden if weather is fine.
- An exclusive and private hands-on cooking class with English-speaking instructor
- A three-course lunch or dinner (depending on the time of day), made up of the delicious dishes you’ll prepare, accompanied with fine Spanish wine
- A dossier with recipes in English, for you to practice at home!
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Created in 1999 by a group of Spanish professionals sharing a passion for the cuisine and culture of our country, A Taste of Spain was the first boutique agency specialized in the organization of innovative and exclusively designed culinary tours and services in Spain.
As native Spaniards with long professional...
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