• Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 40.42 View price calendar

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Learn to make Spanish tapas, traditional paella, and sangria with a Barcelona chef, then share a hearty dinner of classic local cuisine that you've made yourself. All great Spanish food starts with super fresh ingredients, and you'll begin this 2.5- to 3-hour cooking class with a guided trip though St. Josep La Boqueria market before heading to a professional teaching kitchen. This hands-on Spanish cooking class includes snacks, drinks, and dinner, and you’ll finish the night with recipes to take back to your home kitchen.

Highlights

  • 3-hour paella and tapas cooking class in Barcelona
  • Visit St. Josep La Boqueria market with a local chef
  • Cook and eat a hearty seafood paella
  • Make your own Spanish tapas
  • Enjoy sangria throughout the night
  • Vegetarian meal option available

What You Can Expect

Meet the chef at a central location that’s just off of Las Ramblas, then start with the fresh basics of Spanish cuisine, collecting fresh seafood from the local vendors and producers at La Boqueria, one of Barcelona’s most famous markets.

From the market, continue to a cooking school in El Born district, where you’ll find an open kitchen, bar, and restaurant-style seating. Pour your first glass of sangria for the evening, then start preparing a range of tapas, or pintxos, classic Spanish small plates that are perfect paired with wine.

With a chef cooking alongside you, start preparing the traditional paella, then as the rice dish simmers on a low flame, you can learn to mix your own sangria at a short drinks-making workshop. When the paella is done, sit down to the meal you’ve prepared, savoring the rich flavor of the rice and seafood (a non-seafood meal option will be served by the chef for those who don’t eat seafood).

And if you’re not ready to finish the night, you’ll be invited to a nearby bar, where you’ll be treated to a free chupito, or shot, and enjoy drink specials throughout the evening.

Customer Reviews

kristina.denee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Well worth the money! Includes market tour at La Boqueria, tapas and sangria, instruction on how to prepare seafood for some delicious paella. Chef was very informative! 3 Hours and involves a fair amount of walking as you meet in one location, then travel to the market, then finally to the kitchen. Met some new friends in the tour : Great experience.

Jaleisa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was a lot of fun! We had an amazing group of people and we had the chance to interact with each other while cooking and preparing the food/drinks. Our chef had a great sense of humor and was very informative!!

Howard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great meal, excellent cook and fun time

nick n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great class with fun people and plentiful food and drink.

worldadventuretravel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was one of the greatest experiences while on vacation. The day of the class, just hours before I told my fiance we will be eating Paella tonight. I then went and told him that in 1 hour he will be introduced to a chef that will be teaching him how to make the Paella. At first he was not please, but later I was so surprised how engaged he was in the class. The chef was awesome and the sangria along with the appetizers were great. We had such an AMAZING night.

iteach.rome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This WAS FUN! But only for teens and adults, I think. We took a short visit to La Boqueria market and tasted some local specialities. And we learned how to make sangria and drank a lot too!, make some tapas and most of all, cook paella. The best thing was meeting people from other countries, cooking together, sharing the dinner and the just chatting the night away. A really fun memory of Barcelona!

Sarah F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fun and well worth it.

Luan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The experience was unique. My son and I enjoyed cooking together. From going to the market to buy the ingredients to making our very first paella together, priceless! The Chef made it look easy, amazing!

leigha.naeole

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was everything we wanted and more!

Tonya H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was hands down the highlight of our time in Barcelona! Chef Andrei was super knowledgeable and a great teacher. We really enjoyed the trip to the market - everything was so incredibly fresh! The shellfish was all still alive! We picked up some great selections of goodies and then walked back to the venue where all the magic took place! Those who wanted to help cook washed up, put on aprons and closely followed the chef's instructions. The final result was the most delicious paella i've ever had! We tried other paella's during our time in Spain and none could compare. He could sell this recipe! The sangria was just okay - but we drank enough of it that we didn't care after a while! We really enjoyed getting to know the other guests and left full, tipsy and really happy! It was an amazing way to start our holiday! I can't recommend this tour enough!

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