- 2-hour private paella-cooking class in Granada
- Learn how to make Spain’s signature dish from a top chef
- Assist your chef with the preparation and cooking of a classic chicken- and vegetable-based paella
- Eat your creation and relax with a drink and dessert
- Take a copy of your paella recipe at the end of your class
What You Can Expect
Originating in Valencia around the time of the Moorish invasion, the dish has grown tenfold in its global popularity, but is still very much a regional dish in Spain -- with different ingredients and methods used in different areas of the country. During your class, make one of the most classic paellas (often served in Granada) with chicken, vegetables, short-grained rice, stock and, of course, saffron -- the spice that gives paella its opulent golden tone.
As your chef talks you through the ingredients, get stuck in and help peel, chop, mix and cook! Learn how to caramelize the meat perfectly, and how to control the heat source under the large flat-bottomed paellera pan so the rice cooks evenly. Like all authentic paellas, your dish isn’t quick to cook, so after roughly an hour of stirring and simmering, your creation will be ready to eat.
Sit down with your chef to savor the fruits of your labor, and relax with a drink and dessert. At the end of your 2-hour session, take a written copy of the recipe so you can impress friends and family back home!
Javier was fantastic! This tour didn't last as long as we thought it would but that didn't take away from it one bit. This ended up being a private cooking class with just the two of us and the chef, Javier. It was held at his cooking school and we had a hands-on cooking experience making paella. Very well prepared and organized. He even had a flan dessert prepared for our meal and offered us sangria with our meal. I am so excited to go home and make this traditional dish myself. Highly recommend!!
My wife and I enjoy cooking and we aren't that bad at it. We were excited to take our first cooking class ever. But when we walked in the room, and the recipe was sitting on the counter, I looked it over and was immediately concerned that the class might be way too basic.
Well, it was very easy. But we were pleasantly surprised that our very knowledgable chef was able to insert certain tips and tricks that were new to us. Therefore, in spite of first impressions, we did learn quite a bit (and in the end we had a very yummy paella to show for it).
One note, though, the recipe as written out was lacking some important information. (For instance, the chef emphasized the importance of adding a small pinch of saffron - but saffron wasn't even listed on the recipe!) If you seriously want to make paella at home after taking this class, you will want to bring a pen to take notes to add to your copy of the recipe.
But the tips are worth it. The food is good. You can ask whatever questions you want. If you take notes, you'll have a good recipe by the time you're done. And it's simply fun. Highly recommended!