Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Granada Cooking Class: How to Make Paella. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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!