The Basque Country is one of the most prestigious gastronomic areas in the world. Gastronomy in the Basque Country
and for Basque people is everything! It occupies a large part of the culture of the Basque Country.
The origins of the Basque culinary traditions can be found at Sociedades Gastronomicas or «Txokos» private cooking clubs not opened to the public, some of which are still men-only. These clubs date back to the XVIII century. Originally members gathered in old taverns and sidrerias (cider houses) to chat about the day and share their passion for cooking. Men meet in private gastronomic clubs, where they enjoy cooking together and to communicate with friends.
I have opportunity to organize your visit and your meal in one of the oldest private gastronomic clubs so you will have a happy chance to be introduced to this unique Basque tradition.
During your stay in the Basque Country, you can enjoy fine dining restaurants with Michelin stars, taste traditional snacks and, of course, get to know the culture of wine, visit the famous wineries, sider houses - restaurants, which produces and serves cider, cheese factory. Taste mouth-watering snacks pintxos with a local white wine chakoli, Rioja Alavesa, or cider. This dishes on a smaller scale, real works of the Arts, which every day win the hearts of more and more people.