WHAT THEY SAID
" "Signing up for a gourmet tour with San Sebastian Food is the ultimate way to savour Europe’s foremost foodie city". EasyJet Magazine's Top 50 Greatest Experiences in Europe "
EasyJet Magazine (November 2012) / Saturday 3rd of November 2012 / GOURMET & CULINARY
" We booked 3 activities over last weekend. Starting with Pintxo Tasting Tour on Friday evening, great introduction to the city. On the Saturday, we were entertained to a passionate demonstration of local culinary skills. In the evening we enjoyed wine tasting at the San Sebastian Food's shop in the Old Town. To get the absolute most out of a weekend break in a city we didn't know - it was ideal. "
John W (Trip advisor) / Thursday 18th of October 2012 / GOURMET & CULINARY
" When I decided to add the Basque Country to my culinary tours, I came up with San Sebastian Food's website. The site looks exactly as they are - good looking, professional, fun and knowledgeable. We couldn't have had such a successful tour without Jon. When New Zealanders come this far to eat pintxos, they have to be sure everything will be perfect. And it was. "
Peta Mathias - Celebrity Chef, author and broadcaster / Monday 20th of August 2012 / Basque Cooking Class
" My friend and I went on the Pintxo tasting tour with Lourdes and had the most wonderful time. Lourdes' warm personality, and knowledge and love of the city made the experience truly memorable. Given the incredible amount of variety, it's often hard as a visitor to know which bars to go to and what to order. I would unhesitatingly recommend this tour to any visitor to San Sebastian. "
Jupra (via Trip Advisor) / Saturday 28th of July 2012 / Pintxos Galore
" Just returned from a week in Spain guided by San Sebastian Food. The 5 day itinerary was the perfect way to see, taste and experience the best of the Basque country. I can not sing San Sebastian Food enough praises. The staff of San Sebastian Food was wonderful! "
DTRLaw (via Trip Advisor) / Saturday 28th of July 2012 / 5-Day Ultimate Gourmet
" We did the half day cooking class. It was sensational...great chefs, great guide, great company AND we got to eat the great pintxos we had helped prepare. A winner all round from a very professional operation. "
happyaussieNewcastle (via Trip Advisor) / Tuesday 24th of July 2012 / Pintxos Galore
" Simply put, sensational! We did the Basque Cooking Class and had an absolutely fantastic day. Even though the tour is only a few hours, it is very hands on, we learnt a HEAP and had a great experience. Do yourself a favour and book with San Sebastian Food! We booked by chance and we are so glad we did. We will definintely be back!! "
mic291 (via Trip Advisor) / Tuesday 24th of July 2012 / Basque Cooking Class
" Chef Alex and his team showed us the ins and outs of cooking a seafood feast with the fresh catch of the day. I learned to clean and prepare squid, and my wife cut up an entire tuna! We also worked on hake, a local fish that is popular in Spain. Afterwards we were able to enjoy the fruits of our labour with another great multi-course lunch! "
WoKong27 (via Trip Advisor) / Tuesday 24th of July 2012 / Basque Cooking Class
" The food I got to sample on this tour was some of the best I had on my three-week trip to Spain. Elli and Lourdes are very warm, friendly women who made each member of the group feel comfortable and welcome. All in all, it was a wonderful experience that was well worth the fee. I highly recommend taking this tour the next time you are in San Sebastian! "
bobcajun (via Trip Advisor) / Tuesday 24th of July 2012 / Pintxos Galore
" This was one of the best experiences I've ever had on a vacation, not just my favorite cooking class!I had fun, learned ,and was very impressed by this organization. Why should you listen to me? Because I've been a producer for 30 years and put people and things together in a very tasteful and organized way for a living. San Sebastian Food has it all together...they really get it right! "
MakeItNice17 (via Trip Advisor) / Tuesday 24th of July 2012 / Basque Cooking Class
" At first I did think it was a little high, however, after the first spot I knew it was the best thing ever to do as a visitor to San Sebastian, and well worth the price. It was a great mix of traditional vs modern and our guide was A+++ "
Amy Birdsong & Emmel Golden / Friday 15th of June 2012 / Pintxos Galore
" The pintxos tour at night was a great way to learn how these tapas bars work, as they can be a little overwhelming. Our favorite was "Zeruko", the food was amazing, defineately not for the faint hearted!! We met a great bunch of people, and when you taste all these great foods you just can't keep your opinions to yourself. I highly recommend these tours with the San sebastian food company...ENJOY! "
Jeannette T (via Trip Advisor) / Friday 15th of June 2012 / Pintxos Galore
" We went on an all day Rioja Country wine tour with Jenny Sidall. It was an outstanding and very enjoyable day as Jenny's a Master's level wine expert with an unrivaled knowledge of Rioja. She's a marvelous guide and a very gracious host and my family and I highly recommend San Sebastian Food and Jenny to all planning a visit to San Sebastian. "
Arthur H (via Trip Advisor) / Wednesday 13th of June 2012 / La Rioja Uncovered
" Wow!! My tummy is in heaven! Speaking as a foodie/writer, this was a home run-out-of-the-ballpark! I ran out of descriptive words beyond exquisita, superfantástico, awesome... "
Peg Rhodes / Saturday 26th of May 2012 / Basque Cooking Class
" There are so many bars in the old town that it's very difficult to know where to start which is where Jon and his tour comes in. Not only were we taken to some great places but we also learnt things about the pintxo tradition and the customs of this part of Spain that we couldn't have got from anywhere else. My advice to anyone on a visit to San Sebastian would be to book the tour. "
HaleBlue / Saturday 16th of July 2011 / Pintxos Galore
Our tour was given by Lourdes, who is great company. Lovely lively honest and down to earth commentary and good conversation. We visited a number of very interesting places with great Pintxos and good wine. It's not cheap, but I can recommend unreservedly.
JanEnschede (via Trip Advisor) / Sunday 19th of May 2013 / Pintxos Galore
We tasted great tapas and it was a nice introduction to the food and the area. If you are going to San Sebastian, I highly recommend checking out their tour options.
kb2397(via Trip Advisor) / Sunday 19th of May 2013 / Pintxos Galore
I was part of a 26 strong group that toured the City with members of Jon's team. The organisation, professionalism and passion shone through. I could not praise the experience highly enough!
Jonathon S (via Trip Advisor) / Sunday 19th of May 2013 / Pintxos Galore
The guide, Lourdes, was fluent in english and knowledgable about the history of San Sebastian. She knew the best places to taste the wonderful food and which Pinxtos bar specialised in which foods - and the best wines to couple them with ! A great orientation for us-we re-visited many of them the next night. It really helped us appreciate just what a lovely place the old town of San Sebastian is.
Jon S (Via Trip Advisor) / Saturday 4th of May 2013 / Pintxos Galore
By taking this tour on our first day, we had much more confidence ordering at the bars and our next few evenings on our own were 1000 times better because of it. The tour with Lourdes was fun with a wide variety of food and wine. She took care to match the food and wine and to find us the best pintxos in the bars that day. Well worth it!
citygirl987 (Via Trip Advisor) / Wednesday 17th of April 2013 / Pintxos Galore
We had a great variety of tapas, wonderful tapas! And a lot of great stories of the cities and region.
John & Mara Luoma / Thursday 4th of April 2013 / Pintxos Galore
From booking via email to the end I had a wonderful experience. Our guide was knowledgable + extremely friendly and has given us so much to look forward to.
James Galbraith / Wednesday 3rd of April 2013 / San Sebastian Walking
Was perfect. Wish I could do it all day.
Steve Treacy / Tuesday 26th of March 2013 / Spanish Wine Tasting
We spent a great couple of hours and learned about wines and pairings. Really had a great time. Delicious wines and food. Very knowledgeable people.
Dan Treacy / Tuesday 26th of March 2013 / Spanish Wine Tasting
A guided tour over two days was arranged for a group of eight of us from the UK. We were delighted with the service and Jenny Siddall was very professional and knew a vast amount about her subject, the production of Rioja wines. We had a varied itinerary, visited a number of wine makers, had a comfortable hotel and were introduced to a number of excellent restaurants.
MikeR (Via Tripadvisor) / Saturday 9th of March 2013 / La Rioja Uncovered