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Half-Day Spanish Cooking Class & Boqueria Market Tour

4.9 / 5

79 reviews

Half-Day Spanish Cooking Class & Boqueria Market Tour

Activity provider: BARCELONA COOKING
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From US$ 82.56 per person

Learn to cook Spanish tapas at a half-day cooking class in Barcelona. Select fresh and seasonal ingredients from La Boqueria Market on Las Ramblas. Then, prepare your dishes with the help of a chef, before eating the results with wine pairings.

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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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  • Learn to make a classic Spanish meal or "tapas" style Catalan cuisine
  • Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of La Boqueria Market
  • Savor the fruits of your labor with wine pairings
  • Prepare a 4 course meal for an authentic culinary experience
  • Get hands-on tips from professional chefs
Full description
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.
  • Market tour (except evening cooking class)
  • Food
  • Unlimited premium Spanish wines
  • Water
  • Recipes
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  •  Please note that there is no market tour on local and national holidays, and for evening classes
  • Menus can be adapted to accommodate any food restriction. Please advise in advance to plan accordingly
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4.9 /5

based on 79 reviews

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Class began with a walk to the market to shop for ingredients with the instructor. He is extremely knowledgeable about foods and shared that knowledge easily. Upon returning to the school, we prepared 4 dishes by working on prep and cooking for each item under the chef’s guidance. Class ended with a full meal served in the kitchen.

April 24, 2022

This cooking class was absolutely wonderful! The others scheduled for my class backed out at the last minute, so I ended up having a private class. I had a blast learning to make some traditional dishes (Spanish omelette, paella, pa amb tomaquet, squash soup, creme catalan) while getting to know the instructor and his background. Touring the Boqueria with a local was also incredible - he showed me where to look for certain products, how to try them, etc. Plus, it was cool just to watch his interactions with the vendors - many of whom were his friends. It made the experience feel all the more authentic!

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February 9, 2020

I was lucky as I was the sole person on the course that day, and was given a wonderful and informative market tour and cookery lesson by Lala, who kindly worked around my difficulty walking. I would have concerns if I attended a course in a busy period, as there is only one cooking hob, which seems inadequate to me for a hands on experience. But the staff are kindness itself.

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December 20, 2019

Product ID: 50434