Private Catalan Cooking Class
A unique and memorable experience with a personal chef.
The Mediterranean diet is healthy and tantalizing: fresh seafood, wild
mushrooms, almond-stuffed olives, refreshing gazpacho, spicy peppers,
sautéed fava beans, tomato bread, ‘sangria de cava’.
Those are some of the simple and tasty dishes that have been common in
Catalunya for generations. Barcelona’s cuisine, however, becomes
something entirely new, when it collides with the current trends of designer
‘tapas’ and creative, “deconstructionist” cuisine,
pioneered by such local greats as Ferran Adrià.
Experience the gastronomy of Barcelona and Catalunya head on! Indulge
in a three-part Delectable Catalan Feast, with your own, personal chef:
I) First, a visit to the most spirited and oldest market in Spain, ‘La
Boqueria’ with the company of an English-speaking chef, who will
help you gather the perfect combination of typical ingredients, and discuss
the origins of each. Expose yourself to “Open Season in the Open
Market”: endure the competitive elbowing of the Catalan 'señoras',
who struggle to purchase the freshest products at the lowest price. And
be whisked away by the colors and smells of fresh herbs and veggies, garlic,
saffron, olive oil, chocolate, and more. It’s a sensory adventure.
II) Then, with your goods in hand, head back to a beautiful, industrial-sized
kitchen, where you and your friendly chef will prepare the quintessential
Catalan feast. Meanwhile, learn about the dishes, while perfecting your
craft as you go.
III) Lastly, sit back, relax, and enjoy the leisurely-paced mealtime ritual,
a rarity in today's hectic world. Delight in your chef’s lively
personality. Miraculously, satisfy your hunger without feeling too full
or bloated when you’re done; that’s the beauty of the Catalán
diet, and the art of the professional chef.
This experience includes all food and drinks, local wines, and dessert,
and we hope, some leftovers to take home as well! We’ll provide
you with a couple of sample menus, consisting of traditional Mediterranean-Spanish
dishes, with a touch of 21st-Century individuality. If you’d like
to propose a ‘tapas’ menu, something more gourmet, or a different
type of cuisine entirely, we’ll be happy to put something together
Duration: 4-6 hours.
You will enjoy this experience with your own personal chef and gastronomic
expert and will not be accompanied by one of our regular historical guides.
Depending on chef’s availability, it is possible that instead of
visiting the Boqueria market, you’ll visit the local market of the
beautiful and charming Gràcia neighborhood.
We highly recommend
you read our General
before booking. We want you know exactly
what to expect. Please feel free to propose your own personal twist on
any existing route or guideline!