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Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

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  • 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
Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona
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Evening Cooking ExperienceMost Popular
Evening Cooking Experience. Everyday at 18:00.
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Lunchtime Cooking Experience
We run lunchtime Cooking Experiences during the summer season every day at 1pm. It's the same great experience as our evening class, with a more intimate group size.
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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.
What to 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.
Reviews (273)
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Reviewed yesterday
Yummy Food and Good Company

It started off with a trip to la Boqueria to pick out the seafood that you would be eating that night and then a walk over to a private kitchen where they served you tapas and sangria while waiting for the chef to prep the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lindsayrobing
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Unexpectedly brilliant

Fernando (chef) was absolutely fabulous. Expertly negotiated La Boqueria with a trail of 30 people to give us a taste of España auténtica. Then demoed a very entertaining/amusing interactive paella cooking session from degutting calamari to prepping a traditional cheese & cold meat platter. Our...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Anna-Maria G
Reviewed 6 days ago
Thoroughly Good Evening

We met at the bar and drank more than a few complimentary drinks....there were 26 of us in total and we walked directly too the cookery school venue (no stopping off at a market) and then took our seats. We were very lucky to be...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Neil J
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun and enjoyable but limited cooking

This was a fun and enjoyable night however due to the size of the group the access to different parts of the cooking were limited. There was also about 20 minutes of walking that felt rushed. If you are not up to a brisk walk...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank erin3131
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
"Interactive for 5 Minutes"

The experience starts off at The Travel Bar as a meeting point. The tour was suppose to start at 6:00pm and they ask you to come 15 minutes before, but we didn't end up leaving the bar until 6:15pm. As a group we walk over...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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April 5, 2019|
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Response from Odyssey37290399955 |
We went on a Sunday, also no market, I can’t speak to what you would learn at the market, but I can definitely say we didn’t feel like we were missing part of the experience by not going. I mean, it’s a shopping list and... More
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Garry is correct