Spanish pintxos walkabout and cooking class in San Sebastian
In my mind, the best way to get the lay of the land in a new city is always a culinary walking tour. In San Sebastian, Spain, Gabriella Ranelli (Tenedor Tours) offers all sorts of delicious options. I loved the half-day tour I took which included visiting a small Jamon Iberico shop, an artisanal cheese store (tasting as we walked!) as well as stopping in several of her fave bars for pintxos and wine. Grand finale: ending up at her darling "business" kitchen and apartment for a hands-on cooking class, lunch, more wine, more laughter, more fun! Gabriella was named one of the Top 10 food guides in the world by the Wall Street Journal; she's a wealth of info about the Basque food scene in every way (she married a Basque man and moved to San Sebastian from the USA more than 20 years ago).