The perfect option for those that are looking for the knowledge of a local but that prefer not to have their own guide! Tour San Sebastián's famous pintxo bars with our pintxo passport.
The passport includes a detailed description of 11 top pintxo bars, old town map, mini phrase book, glossary, historical info and wine guide. It comes with 6 wooden tokens for 6 bars which provide you with a drink in each bar and a special pintxo plus 1 special token for a cocktail in the Hotel Maria Cristina DRY bar.
It is ideal to give as a gift to a foodie friend! The Pintxo passport does not expire so it can be used for a future trip.
“To know Lourdes is to love Lourdes,” said one of guests some years ago AND IT IS TRUE! Lourdes is vivacious with a passion for all things food, wine and San Sebastian—her native home. Lourdes Erquicia was born in the Old Town, and grew up there surrounded by a culinary atmosphere. Her mother a was private chef for a wealthy local family, while her grandmother worked in the harbor and her grandfather at the local market in a fruit and vegetables stall.When she was 17 years old, her family opened a bar in the center of town, where she worked until the age of 21, when she decided to move to London for an adventure. Soon she was contracted to manage a small seafood restaurant in Kent, where she worked for over 10 years.She married a Brit and had two children, but ultimately decided to come back to San Sebastián so her new family could enjoy the free and secure upbringing she had. In 2006 she worked at the María Cristina Hotel and two years later she took the position as Head of Food and Beverages at the Astoria7.
But, as Lourdes says, she needed a closer relation with her clients, and went back to manage another restaurant until 2012, when Jon Warren gave her the opportunity to try a new approach to hospitality and contracted her as a culinary guide. She quickly became one of our most popular guides and now leads our tours department. Lourdes’ larger than life personality and never-ending anecdotes about San Sebastian, her grandmother and the history of the Basque Country never cease to amaze and delight. Always ready for a glass of wine, a pintxo and a laugh, you cannot help but catch her special enthusiasm.
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