Laurence's quiet life in Seattle is shaken and stirred when 70-year-old Eva sweeps him off his 76-year-old feet. He's a retired Boeing engineer who likes to read and cook. She's a powerhouse CEO who suggests shocking ideas about sex, love, and marriage. Romance is exciting at every age, but can this unlikely couple create a future together?
Drew's gallery is struggling through the Great Recession. He risks his finances and reputation to try to save it with a unique Basque art exhibit. When Eva sends a sophisticated Parisian and her son to help, Drew and his young assistant, Julia, are intrigued and wary. The mysterious Frenchwoman has business savoir-faire, but can they trust her?
Food, wine, art, and love make The Cooking Class in San Sebastián a modern story about never giving up on living a passionate life.
The story starts with Lawrence a fusty old engineer who likes his quiet after his wife has been gone from cancer five years. He is romanced by an Italian pastry magnate, a whirlwind in high heels, also widowed. He loves cooking. She loves him. But her family is volatile Italian, loud and argumentative. Will the alliance survive a Basque event at the art gallery where Lawrence works part-time, advising on the food and wine? What of the mysteries between his coworkers? Will Drew romance Bernadette, the France teacher who knows so much about art?
The narrator starts with a slow and inexpressive voice, boring. But as the pace of the story picks up so does he, doing a credible job carefully pronouncing the names of Basque dishes, ingredients and wines.