The Hungry Tourist is delighted to present:

THT Birthday Party


Special Food Tour of Barcelona – San Sebastian

September 26 – October 3

Dear Friends,

For the last three years, I have celebrated my birthday in Japan, so I thought I would mix it up a little, and this year the Hungry Tourist Birthday Blow-Out will be in Spain — the world’s other great center of culinary inspiration.

The tour will be seven days, split between my two favorite cities, Barcelona and San Sebastian. I am planning for 24 of us, friends and alumnae of our tours, members of the Hungry Tourist family, all of you who share my consuming passion for food!


With the help of my partners on the ground, Gabriella, Alki Alcaraz, and Marc Garcia, we have already booked the entire restaurat at Estimar, Etxebarri and Ibai just for us, and arranged amazing special menus at Alkimia‘s private section, Elkano, Casa Julian and Tickets.


We will stay at the best hotels in both cities – the brand new EDITION in Barcelona and Maria Cristina in San Sebastian.


So, come and join the party — enjoy great food and hang out with your friends.

The Plan

Meeting in Barcelona and then
Sep 26, 2020


We’ll take over about half of Tickets Bar, but then the dessert room will be completely ours.

Sep 27, 2020


Feast on the best fish and seafood the Spanish Mediterranian coast has to osser.

Rafa and Anna have been serving us for years special menus, but this time we will raise the bar for them.

Sep 28, 2020


Have you ever seen Jordi Vila’s amazing private room? Have you ever tasted his narcotic roasted chicken? Here, and only here, Alki and myself want our birthday.

Flight to Bilbao
Sep 29, 2020


I asked, and Bittor and Patri agreed, the whole Etxebarri is ours! Nothing else is needed to be said.

Sep 30, 2020


Where the best fish in the world go gladly to be grilled.

Oct 1, 2020


Can you imagine? Ibai? All for us?

Oct 2, 2020

Casa Julian

I can’t think of a better place to end this extravaganza..

Hotel in Barcelona

The Barcelona Edition

My favorite new home in BCN

Hotel in San Sebastian

Maria Cristina Hotel

The Hungry Tourist’s sanctuary in San Sebastian

Special Thanks

to Jason and Grace, the City FoodSters, for their amazing photography.

The Essentials

Tour Fees


Per person, shared room: Euro 3750
Single occupancy supplement: Euro 1150

Price includes Breakfast and one main meal a day including wines and soft beverages, taxes, service charges,  airfare between Barcelona and san Sebastian, and 7 nights of accommodation.

Price does not include airfare to Barcelona  or from San Sebastian, and any travel or medical insurance.

Apply to Join The Tour

A Note on Set Menus

The menus offered during the tour are selected by The Hungry Tourist with the help of our local partners. We believe they represent the best culinary fare our destinations have to offer. Guests may order outside of these menus at their own expense.



A non-refundable deposit of US$1,000 per person will be charged upon reservation.

The balance will be charged to your credit card 60 days prior to the first day of the tour.

Cancellation Policy and Penalties

If cancellation is received up to 30 days before the first day of the tour, the deposit will be forfeited.

If cancellation is received up to 10 days before the first day of the tour, a penalty fee of 50% of the remaining balance will be charged. If cancellation notice is received within 10 days of the first day of the tour or the guest is a no-show, the entirety of the remaining balance will be charged.


Usually, arrange my own food tours but when I saw Dudi’s brilliant schedule of Scandinavian stops, I knew I could not better him.

What a treat, the trip of a lifetime with a caring and truly connected leader. I’m planning another trip with him soon. Catch him anywhere you can. The best.

Judith Olney, Palm Beach

Amazing time with this guy feasting on world-class food. Thank you for opening doors to new culinary worlds, really looking forward to future experiences. Can’t wait!

Abram Plaut, Tokyo

Sensual, exciting, amazingly tasty.
Great group of foodies with a common passion and a lot of respect for people in general and the group members in particular. Friends who become happy when they meet fresh ingredients, perfect technique and extraordinary creativity on a plate.

Emanuel Rosenzweig, Shoham