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Barcelona: Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Tour

1. Barcelona: Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Tour

On this 3-hour activity you’ll join a professional chef on an introductory tour of the world famous Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, Barcelona's oldest and best food market, dating back to the 13th century. While telling you about the foods on offer, especially the seafood, and the basics of Spanish and Catalan cuisine, the chef will buy some of the fresh ingredients needed to prepare an authentic paella de marisco, or seafood paella, Spain’s traditional rice dish. Walk with the chef through the winding streets of La Ciutat Vella, or old town, to El Born, the most fashionable district of the city. Enter you your private dining room that’s adjacent to the big open kitchen where the chef will prepare the delicious paella de marisco, as you watch the process. Take the edge off your appetite with some traditional Spanish and Catalan hot and cold tapas. The chef will introduce you to a variety of the famous appetizers such as patatas bravas, pimientos de padrón, tortilla de patatas, chorizo, and of course the famous dry-cured ham, el jamón. Learn how to make your own pan con tomate, the most typical Catalan tapa, and how to build traditional Basque pintxos or montaditos, the tapas with toothpicks. Then you can enjoy your creations accompanied by some lovely sangría. While you are eating your tapas and homemade pintxos, the chef will cook the paella de marisco. You’ll be into the adjacent open kitchen to stand around the large paellera, the traditional round, shallow pan made of polished steel that the paella de marisco will be prepared in. As the chef begins to prepare the paella you’ll hear about the history of the dish, the ingredients used, and the steps in the preparation. With the paella simmering in the kitchen you’ll be invited over to the bar where you’ll learn all there is to know about sangría, the world famous Iberian wine punch that dates back to medieval times. Try your hand at mixing your own sangría. Once the paella de marisco is finally ready to be enjoyed, you’ll head back to the tables, sit down, and enjoy the feast along with your own freshly mixed sangria.

Half-Day Spanish Cooking Class & Boqueria Market Tour

2. Half-Day Spanish Cooking Class & Boqueria Market Tour

Enjoy an authentic culinary experience in Barcelona, and learn how to cook a classic Spanish meal, or Catalan dishes in a “tapas” style. Available as a morning or evening option, morning tours include a visit to La Boqueria Market on Las Ramblas, one of the most thrilling markets in the city center. Join the chef on a behind-the-scenes tour to meet the vendors; some coming from generations of market traders. Learn about the locally grown produce, and select the ingredients for your cooking class. Once in the kitchen, prepare a 4 course menu of paella, soup, appetizer, and dessert. Every Wednesday morning the class is focused on Catalan flavors, with dishes prepared in "tapas" style. Get hands-on help from professionally trained bilingual Spanish chefs, and follow their tips whether you are an experienced cook or complete novice. Once your dishes are complete, sit down to savor your success, with pairings of Riojan (red) and Galician (white) wines.

Private Cooking Class & Market Tour

3. Private Cooking Class & Market Tour

Your dynamic and fun 4-hour tapas workshop starts off with a walk through La Boqueria market, located on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas. You’ll learn about the history of the market and hear some interesting facts about Spanish tapas as well. The market visit is followed by a short lesson in preparing traditional Spanish dishes led by a professional chef. Your program ends with tastings from a 12-dish menu, served in a private lounge. Tasting Menu: Seafood Paella Spanish omelette Potatoes bravas Assorted Iberian cold cuts Andalusian fish Shrimp Scampi Traditional croquettes Manchego cheese Cantabrian anchovies Mussels with salsa Octopus feira Catalan cream The menu is accompanied by fine wine, mineral water, and cola. You’ll receive the chef’s teaching materials to take home with you as well.

Market to Fork: Market Tour and Private Cooking Class

4. Market to Fork: Market Tour and Private Cooking Class

Enjoy a unique culinary experience in Barcelona on a 4-hour market tour and personalized cooking class, and learn to cook a Catalan lunch in a chef’s private home. Meet your guide at the central La Boquería Market on Las Ramblas, where you will be taken to various sections of the historic food halls to see mounds of olives, fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh fish, and much more. Every cooking class is tailored to your group’s preferences, so your chef will pick out the best produce in season according to your menu. Then, once all the ingredients have been purchased, head to the chef’s cooking studio for a hands-on class. Prepare and cook a selection of local specialties, exploring the Catalan food traditions and origins of the recipes. At the end of the class, lunch will be served alongside a selection of local wines.

Barcelona: Chef-Led Paella Cooking Workshop with Lunch

5. Barcelona: Chef-Led Paella Cooking Workshop with Lunch

Fulfill the wish of knowing how to cook a proper, Paella, and impress all of your friends with your cooking abilities by taking a cooking class from a professional chef. Get all the most important tips on how to pick, prepare, and cook the ingredients. Select the proper rice and create a magical Mediterranean meal. First, make the dessert, a rich and creamy Crema Catalana (local custard dessert) and enjoy some local snacks while you prepare it. Then, you will make Sangria and authentic paella with seafood, learning all of the tricks to make it taste amazing. Enjoy cooking in a small group for a personalized experience and share amazing memories of your journey while savoring the paella you cooked.

Barcelona: Cooking Workshop and Market Tour

6. Barcelona: Cooking Workshop and Market Tour

This is a dynamic, participative and fun Mediterranean cooking class guided by a professional chef. The experience will start with a tour of the La Boquería Market, the largest public market in Barcelona, where your guide will tell you about the traditional foods and also the most popular Catalan products. Next, head to the private home of a professional chef for a comprehensive, hands-on cooking class. Learn a variety of traditional Spanish recipes for dishes such as paella, patatas bravas and several kinds of tapas. Taste as you go along and listen to the chef explain how to use important regional ingredients such as olive oil, tomatoes and herbs. Before starting the cooking class, you will have the chance to try ten tapas from different cities in Spain, and the chef will give a brief explanation of the origins of each one. Start the cooking class, where you will learn how to make seafood paella, Spanish omelette and Catalan cream. You will then be invited to a private lounge for a tasting menu of the cuisine accompanied by the finest wines, all served by waiters. It will be an open workshop with up to 10 participants. Here lies its charm and a chance to meet interesting people. It can also be done as a private cooking workshop, that is, with a chef, assistant and a private space for you. For groups of two to thirty participants.

Barcelona: Sangria and Tapas Cooking Workshop with Drinks

7. Barcelona: Sangria and Tapas Cooking Workshop with Drinks

Join your incredible tour operators in the incredible borough of Born for an evening of delicious Tapas Cooking Show. You'll be served an array of dishes, accompanied by Regional Spanish wines! This show offers you the possibility to discover a venue off the beaten path and away from the hustle and bustle of traditional Barcelona tourism, in the local area of Born quarter. Have you always wished to know how to cook proper tapas and surprise your friends with your cooking abilities? This is your chance to learn how with the help of a professional chef. Get all the most important tips on how to choose the best fresh ingredients and the way to cook them and create a magical Mediterranean meal.  First you will make the dessert, a rich and creamy Crema Catalana (local custard dessert) and enjoy some local snacks while you prepare it. Then you will make authentic Spanish tapas with seafood, meats and more. We will show you all of the tricks to make your tapas taste amazing! Enjoy cooking in a small group for a personalized experience and share amazing memories of your journey with your friends and family.

Barcelona: Markets Tour & Paella Class with Tapas and Drinks

8. Barcelona: Markets Tour & Paella Class with Tapas and Drinks

Start your day with a delightful taste of traditional gourmet bites. Have fun and learn about local food culture in your Premium Small group activity. Your professional chef will guide you through the colorful Ninot Market, one of the best markets in Barcelona, recognized for its incredible variety of products and beautiful architecture. Be amazed with new tastes of local gourmet delicacies and pick up traditional groceries for your class carefully selected by your chef. After the tour your chef will lead you in a hands-on cooking workshop where you learn how to cook proper paella to surprise your friends with your cooking abilities when you return home. This is your chance to learn how with the help of a professional chef. Get all the most important tips on how to choose the best fresh ingredients and the way to cook them, select the proper rice and create a magical Mediterranean meal.  First you will make the dessert, a rich and creamy Crema Catalana (local custard dessert) and enjoy some local snacks while you prepare it. Then you will make Sangria and authentic paella with seafood, learning all of the tricks to make it taste amazing! Enjoy cooking in a small group for a personalized experience and share amazing memories of your journey while you enjoy the paella you cooked.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 429 reviews

Participated in this class on 4-13-2022 and highly recommend. Excellent introduction to shopping in the Boqueria market. The paella we made was one of the best I have ever had. We were also served some excellent tapas and learned to make sangria which we also got to drink. No problem finding the meeting point. I was traveling solo and the small group was very solo travel friendly.

Great guide, very friendly and informative. Must do activity!! Highly recommend

Such a great experience! Informative, interactive, and delicious.

Absolutely amazing! A must do, if you are a tourist in Barcelona

Such a fun afternoon, very informative and entertaining