We are thrilled to announce a very special small group culinary tour... this time to the Basque Country of Spain hosted by one of The Chopping Block's favorite chefs, Chef Guillermo Delavault and our tour partner, Onward Travel.
Basque Country Culinary Immersion
Mark your calendars for September 2—10, 2022!
We will spend a week exploring Basque Country from end to end – Spain to France, effervescent Txacoli to Rioja’s reds, tapas to tasting menus, farmhouse tables to farmers markets, queso Idiazábal to chocolat, sea views to cobbled streets. Be immersed in one of the world’s most enchanting culinary destinations!
The Mercado de la Bretxa in San Sebastian is open 6 days a week and is foodie heaven.
Our home base for the week will be San Sebastián, a small city formed around a horseshoe-shaped beach where life revolves around food and dining. It’s an invigorating locale with gorgeous outdoors, world-class urban beaches, art, music and restaurants galore, plus nearby wine, cider, and artisan food producers. At night, San Sebastián is alive with Donostiarras (residents of San Sebastián) strolling from bar to bar enjoying pintxos (Basque-style tapas), and six days a week the local food market is bustling. It is seriously paradise.
Hotel Niza, the seaside hotel we’ll call home. Enjoy your ocean-front room with a balcony.
Chef Guillermo has been visiting San Sebastián for twenty years and considers it a second home. He is delighted to share this special place with our group and will be teaching a hands-on cooking class and sharing his culinary and cultural knowledge throughout the week.
Travelers with Basque-style tapas called pintxos
The Basque Country is a feast for the senses and we invite you to indulge. Click here for the detailed itinerary and registration. Please note the tour will be limited to just 14 travelers and full vaccination is required.
The beautiful views of The Bay of Biscay will stick with you long after your travels have concluded.
This nine day, eight night trip will be the trip of a lifetime! See the detailed itinerary for a list of each day's activities including Michelin-star dining, hands-on cooking and wine tasting.
We've already had great interest from our community for this much anticipated trip, so we expect it to sell out quickly. If you are interested, don't delay in reserving your spot now!