If you’re hungry to make a deep, cultural connection, something intangible to take home and cherish long after your vacation is over, and explore Spanish cuisine, this is the food tour for you!
Explore Spanish and Catalan cuisine through our Barcelona cooking class in a local food market, away from the touristy areas and crowds. Learn from our passionate chef about not only Spanish food, but the culture as well. This is the best tour for those who want to try something hands-on and adventurous!
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€75 Adult / €45 Children -12 yo (21% Spanish VAT included)
Carrer de Mallorca 133 - Ninot Market’s main entrance
Morning / Midday
2h30 - 3h00
English, French, Spanish and Catalan
Full meal: Tapas tasting + Starters + Paella + Dessert + wine pairing
Wednesday and Saturday
December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st
Market to table cooking class, is the perfect combination between the visit of a vibrant local neighbourhood markets adventure including an open appétit tapas followed by an entertaining cooking class with chef Joan. This adventure includes some of the most delightful plates you could create such as a superb Spanish paella and good wines which come along to pair the menu.
Learn what it is like to shop, cook and eat like a local with a market visit and cooking class with a passionate Catalan chef.
Chef Joan will teach and walk you through the secrets of selecting top quality products from the market and you will learn how to choose the finest seasonal fresh elements for the cooking class. So get inspiration for composing and prepare these ingredients in a hands-on cooking class followed by a proper lunch.
During lunch, your host will share stories on each of the dishes to help illustrate various aspects of Catalan culture: a bit of history, a touch of sociology, tongue in cheek humour, and quite a bit of gastronomy as one might expect…
Chef Joan will meet you at the entrance of el Mercat del Ninot at 10.30AM.
With the chef, you will then start your visit of the neighborhood market by learning some historical facts about the market, Spanish culture, and cuisine.You’ll see firsthand the way that Spaniards shop in the market, and what they buy. Take in the sights and smells of the seasonal produce that is then transformed into beloved Spanish dishes.
You will learn to recognize the best vegetables, meats, fishes, fruits to buy in order to prepare a mouth-watering meal in our Barcelona cooking class. We will make a few stops along the way to sample classic tapas like Spanish ham, olives, and cheese. These local products are some of the most prized foods in Spanish cuisine!
Not to mention, you will also sample a local beverage which is an essential component of our appetizer and indispensable element of our journey into the essence of a perfect Catalan foodie adventure!
After touring the market and sampling some tapas, you will join Chef Joan on the next leg of your culinary adventure with the Barcelona cooking class. In this hands-on class, you will learn how to prepare authentic Catalan paella, followed by the best part, enjoying the meal! Enjoy the fruits of your labor as you sample the diah, accompanied by side dishes and wine pairings.
SEASONAL PROPOSAL MENUS WE WILL PREPARE TOGETHER
Around the Market
Visit and tapas tasting in the market with:
Variety of Iberian olives
Misterious appetizer welcome drink
During our cooking class:
Proposed starters (subject to change according to produce availability or the chef’s mood)
Sept-Nov: Ensalada de otoño con brotes verdes, setas y granada.
Dec-Feb: Crema de cebolla con huevo poché y crujiente de alcachofa.
Mar- May: Ensalada de bacalao marinado, habitas y fresas.
Jun- Aug Gazpacho de fresas con atún
Pá amb tomáquet, the simple but delicious Catalan way of eating bread
Arroz mar y montaña (the authentic taste of Spain!)
Crema Catalana and other local suprises you’ll prepare with chef Joan.
Winepairing: Selected red and white wines from distinguished Spanish wine regions
Local champagne (cava)
• Learn about Spanish cuisine in a unique way with our professional chef during our Barcelona cooking class
• Pick up tips on choosing the best quality food at a food market
• Visit and tapas tasting tour inside the market
• Create the menu with a professional chef, who is multilingual (English, Spanish, French and Catalan, of course)
• Get a hands-on cooking experience and learn skills that will become useful on a daily basis at home
• Learn recipes that you will later receive via email and be able to recreate at home
• Have a great time with our chef, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, in which you will leave with a full and happy belly
• Please note: You will be cooking in a small group so that everyone can interact with the chef during our Barcelona cooking class
What a wonderful way to get to know Spain and its food! We did the 'Market' tour, and it was completely fantastic. Our guide took us through a very local (no other tourists!) marketplace brimming with jamon & cheese, fresh cherries, gorgeous cookies, amazing seafood & wine, and divine tapas!
We make a point of taking a food tour in every city we visit so we've developed very high expectations. Our guide met and exceeded our expectations. The market tour gave us lots of good info about local cuisine and lots to eat and drink as well. It was a casual, friendly walk through a fabulous market. It even pushed me to try things I've never tried.
The food we tried was some of the best I've ever tasted. Jamon Iberico, seafood, olives, red wine... all amazing. As we walked to the dessert shop our guide described some history and architecture of local neighborhoods and then we sampled some of the best desserts I've ever tasted. This tour was an amazing way to experience Spain.