In the basement of the Hotel María Cristina, what was once a blah swimming pool is now a state-of-the-art luxury cooking school. Hitting all the right notes of local, fun, and on trend, the San Sebastián Food Cooking School is a great spot to spend one of those (190 per year) rainy Donosti days. Learn everything from the art of the perfect paella to how to make a pil-pil sauce, the local emulsion of olive oil and fish gelatin. Trust, it’s delicious.
Pintxo tours round out the activity offering. San Sebastián Food also has an incredible, beautifully arranged gourmet shop above the school, with walls of beautifully packaged Spanish food stuffs.