The world’s largest travel website, Trip Advisor, has named San Sebastián Food as one of the world’s Top 10 Food Tours. The list, compiled based on an assessment of the review ratings and popularity, featured San Sebastián Food’s Pintxo Tasting Tour, an insider tour of the world’s culinary capital and the European Capital of Culture for 2016.
San Sebastián Food’s Pintxo Tasting Tour has been ranked one of the world’s top 10 food and wine tours by Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel site. The tour was chosen out of all the food & wine tours across the globe for the award, and appears on a list next to tours from Europe, Australia, Asia and the USA. This recognition was based on review ratings on the site and popularity of the tour.
The Pintxo Tasting Tour is a guided tour of the old town’s best pintxo bars, making it an on-trend travel offering that reflects the rise of culinary tourism. A survey of over 3,500 British travelers showed that nearly half (45%) have been on or are planning to go on a gastronomic getaway. According to Trip Advisor, visitors will “wine and dine like a local on this three hour ‘pintxos’ (Basque tapas) tour. Numbers are limited to 10 on this small-group tour, ensuring an intimate dining experience.” San Sebastián’s status as both a world culinary capital and as the 2016 European Capital of Culture means it is a culinary destination to visit now.
San Sebastián Food began six years ago with a single product: its award-winning pintxo tour. While the business has since grown, the focus remains the same: sharing Basque and Spanish culinary knowledge on fun, unique experiences. “Client satisfaction is our number one priority,” says Jon Warren, managing director and founder of San Sebastián Food. “For six years now, we’ve been building on expertise, passion, and a desire to craft a tour that clients fall in love with over and over.”
Along with the pintxo tour, San Sebastián Food also offers cultural tours, tours of Rioja wineries, and wine tastings, for a roster of twelve culinary experiences that can be booked at www.sansebastianfood.com. San Sebastián Food also adapts these experiences for corporate and private groups, both large and small. In addition to food tours, San Sebastián Food boasts a 100 m2 gourmet shop (opened in 2014) and a 500 m2 cooking school (opened in 2015) in the heart of San Sebastián, within the renowned Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection hotel. The cooking school houses fully outfitted cooking stations and the latest kitchen technology in a beautiful environment. This Basque cuisine hub also has a glass-enclosed dining room, a cosy bar, an event space, and a versatile multipurpose room.
San Sebastián Food is a pioneering food company with departments devoted to cooking classes, gourmet retail, and culinary tourism. The business of twenty food and wine professionals, comprised of locals, experts and passionate foodies with an expansive knowledge base, offers a taste of the culinary capital of the world, San Sebastián, which boasts more Michelin stars per person than any city in the world.
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