The Basque Market | Classes
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The Basque Market offers a variety of cooking classes with wine tastings each month. We can also customize a private class for you and your friends or colleagues! We taste three to four wines from the Iberian Peninsula. You’ll not only learn some great recipes, but also a fair amount about the wines of this region.

Classes are pre-paid and non-refundable. Please give us a call at 208-433-1208 or stop into the market to register and pay.

The evening begins at 5:45 pm for a tasting of four carefully selcted wines. Cooking insructions will begin at about 6:00 pm and typically run 1-2 hours. Light tapas are also provided at the beginning of class.

Classes start at $40/person, paid in advance and are non-refundable. If for some reason you can’t make it, feel free to send a friend in your place.


Wednesday August 23rd (FULL), Tuesday September 5th (FULL), Monday September 25th and Tuesday October 10th

Learn how to make the national dish of Spain! In this class we teach you the traditional techniques for making delicious chicken, chorizo and seafood paella. You will also learn how to make our yummy olive tapenade. This class fills up quickly so sign up today!

Festival Favorites

Tuesday September 26th

Come join us and learn how to make some of the most popular Tapas we serve during San Inazio at the end of July. Come down to the Basque Block on the weekend of July 28th-30th to have a taste of Calamari Frita with Guindilla Alioli, White Wine Sangria and Cider Braised Chorizo.

During the festival you can sign up for this class to learn how to make these three tasty treats!

Summer Garden Selections

Wednesday August 30th

Is your garden overflowing with the season’s bounty?  Join us in preparing Chistorra, Pepper and Zucchini Pintxos with Eggplant Alioli, Chilled Tomato-Watermelon Gazpacho, Basque Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes and a classic Salsa Romesco.

Traditional Tapas of Logrono

October 2nd

Laurel Street in Rioja’s Capital city of Logrono is infamous!  This class will take you on a tour of three of the most famous pintxo delights:


Cojonudo -Quail egg, gently topping a slice of chorizo and crowned with a slice of spiced red pepper


Champis -Seared mushroom caps with shrimp in a garlic, lemon and parsley sauce


Matrimonio -salted anchovy and boquerone with green pepper – The atypical combination of black and white anchovies, complement “green” of the pepper for an oh so surprising marriage of flavors.