Private Catalan Cooking Class

A unique and memorable experience with a personal chef.

Delectable Catalan Feast

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 for you!

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.

We highly recommend you read our General Touring Guidelines 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!

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.