Beginner to Advanced
2 to 2-1/2 hours
Beginner to Advanced
2 to 2-1/2 hours
Transport to Spain's famous wine country to learn how to make Rioja Chicken Stew
In the north of Spain lives the famous wine region of La Rioja. La Rioja is the largest and most celebrated wine region in the country, producing acres upon acres of Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes. The northern regions of the country get quite cool in autumn and winter months, and stews are popular around the dinner table. This gorgeous chicken stew uses the region's Rioja wine as a base. It's hearty enough for winter, but light enough to enjoy any time of the year. The fragrant smells of tomatoes, bacon and peppers simmering away on your stove while you complete your meal with a country-style potato salad and Bandarillas - the traditional pickled skewer starter.
Take a virtual trip to Rioja with our chefs, coming into your kitchen live from Spain, in this beautiful class where you'll learn classic dishes to grace your own family's dinner table. After many stories and laughs we're sure you'll make a new friend.
Complimentary 20 minute Kitchen Prep Session with a Personal Kitchen Assistant who will get you ready for your cooking class
2-1/2 hour Private Cooking Class via Skype with a highly accomplished chef who lives where the recipe originated
Personalized step-by-step coaching
An awesome and authentic meal
Music Playlists featuring artists from the chef's country to get ready for your experience
Recipe Booklet to recreate your dishes again and again!
What You Get
**Classes make a hearty meal for up to four people to enjoy. If you have a larger group eating, please know, additional fees may apply. Please message us in advance of booking to ensure you have an amazing experience.
Meet The Chef
San Sebastian, Spain
As featured in Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Ottawa Citizen and more
Chef Bendur (Ben, for short) is based in the beautiful region of San Sebastian, Spain.
Ben has worked in the culinary arts in New York, London, Madrid and San Sebastian over the past 25 years and honed his skills working a variety of different restaurants.
After attending culinary school at El Txoko del Gourmet, in San Sebastian, he went on to have apprenticeships and training at different restaurants in the region-- Spainas Casa Nicolasa and Casa Urbano. After finishing cooking school, his innate curiosity led him to start travelling around the world to learn about different cultures and food traditions.
His first stop was London, England. London opened his mind to many diverse cooking influences from European to Asian cuisines. He spent 5 years working in highly regarded restaurants and hotels, including Lauceston Place, Konditor&Cook and the Harrington Hall Hotel. His second stop was New York where he joined Ibuco NYC as a sous chef.
After travelling and working abroad for seven years, he returned to San Sebastian, where he continued working in different restaurants until he became a partner and co-ower of Don Vito Cafe/Restaurant, an 80 seat popular spot in the heart of San Sebastian´s old town. Both Basque and Mediterranean food offerings on the menu.
Ben soon began teaching at San Sebastian Food Company a cooking school for tourists in San Sebastian. He quickly became head chef/head teacher and discovered a new passion meeting new people from all over the world and teaching them about Spanish food.
He now owns his own cooking experience, CHEFBENSANSEBASTIAN, that he runs with his wife Maria.
Cooking with Ben is an introduction to the Basque/Spanish culture of food. His motivation is to share, enjoy and cook together will have you wanting to return for more. You will enjoy a wide variety of wholesome, ethically raised food. He sources the freshest ingredients of the season. Now, he can't wait to go into your home to teach you about his beautiful Spanish traditions. Book a class with Ben, and learn all about San Sebastian and it's beautiful food traditions.
Cooking Class Menu
The base price of this class is $799 USD which allows up to 10 households in the class. Each additional household is an additional $79 USD. Small Group and Multiple Class discounts are available. Please note, additional days and times may be available. Looking for private 1:1 classes? Explore here.
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