Basque gastronomy temples 

Mar  23  –  25 , '23

Pintxos crawl and visits to the most difficult-to-book gastronomy temples in the Basque region. 

Basque cooking holds a reputation for being one of the best cuisines in the world, Meca for foodies, who respect and adore the quality of local products and their simple preparation, not forgetting the roots of traditions.

During the “Basque gastronomy temples” tour, the guests will be invited to visit some of the most important, ingredients focused, culinary temples in Basque region. We will also join Pintxos crawl along narrow stone streets of San Sebastian.

Casa Julian: which is one of the top restaurants in the world specializing in grilled-to-perfection beef.

Elkano: which is a specialist in local ingredients and special turbot. Hands down, no one outsources and grills turbot as precisely as Aitor Arregi and his grill masters. Slowly and patiently grilled on charcoal ashes, the turbots are served whole on your table with some tiny bit of sea salt and olive oil to mesmerize your buds. World’s best turbot at Elkano- it’s all about the terroir product and not ruining it.

Asador Etxebarri: an impossible-to-book restaurant that was voted the third best restaurant in the world according to World’s 50 Best. The restaurant has gathered a cult of followers from across the globe for its bud-clutching culinary offers.
For Etxebarri chef Vittor Arguinzoniz, food is religion, and ingredients are sacred. The chef mastered the art of grilling any food, capturing the heat of the fire, and honing the skills to achieve legendary levels of cooking. Victor Arguinzoniz is the ultimate shokunin and artisan who has dedicated his life to his craft. Years of painstaking practice are the only secret to this unique level of artisanship you’re about to explore.

“Everything is based on a lot of work, a lot of sacrifices, trying to do the things I like in the world of this ancestral technique. But, in reality, for me, success is the sum of small daily achievements, those small daily achievements are adjustments, changes and improvements.”

Bittor Arguinzoniz

Accommodation (Optional)

Maria Christina Hotel San Sebastian

5-star hotel Maria Cristina is located opposite San Sebastian’s Victoria Eugenia Theatre. Surrounded by gardens with views over the Cantabrian Sea and Urumea River, the elegant, refined Hotel María Cristina is situated in the center of San Sebastian. Dating from 1912, María Cristina Hotel offers elegant rooms decorated in the style of the Belle Époque (Golden Age). The hotel has hosted celebrities of the stature of Coco Chanel, Woody Allen, Elizabeth Taylor, and Bruce Springsteen. It’s the hotel where the stars visiting the San Sebastian International Film Festival stay.

The Hotel Maria Cristina can be booked separately at special rates. Please write to evelina@luxeat.com for more information.


The ticket price includes all food and beverages on the set menus during the tour, taxes, domestic transportation, tours and tastings.
The ticket price does not include flight tickets, accommodation, travel or medical insurance, and transportation to and from the airport.


Refund policy. Cancellations before 31st January will receive an 80% refund; cancellations from 1st February onwards will not be refunded.

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