Thank you for visiting our site. We are Denise and Kevin "Rambo" Fitzgerald. Cook Drink Eat Spain is a week-long, culinary vacation that focuses on the culture and cuisine of the Spanish Basque Country.
Because of our love of Spanish food and culture, Rambo and I wanted to find a way to share it with others. So, for two months a year (in late spring and in fall), we curate and host week-long, food-focused tours that include accommodations, cooking classes taught by local residents, sightseeing, winery visits and of course, lots of eating. Everything on the tour has been carefully selected and personally vetted by us. Our relationships with many residents, restaurants and businesses allow our guests to experience and appreciate Spain and Basque Country from the inside, through the eyes of a local, not a tourist.
Our tour is based in Hondarribia, a charming fishing village on the northern coast of Spain. I first visited this village in 1987 . I spent a year studying in Spain as part of UCLA's Education Abroad Program where I attended the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. My time abroad was life-changing. I met so many people and experienced so many new things. It made me realize that our world is small and we can bridge cultural gaps and build compassion by turning people on to things they’ve never experienced before. I truly believe that even small things, like learning the stories behind a dish and how to prepare it, can help us see that different cultures are more similar than we think.
Please join us and experience it in person! Happy travels, Denise and Rambo