Chef José Pizarro's Top Foodie Tips for Spain
written by Gabriella Opaz | 1st March 2018
On this four hour Barcelona Cooking Class and Market Tour, you’ll have the rare opportunity to ease your way into Catalan cuisine under the trusted guidance of your English speaking Chef. Touring the famous open air markets of Barcelona in search of the freshest local produce and ingredients, you’ll head back to your professional kitchen to whip up the iconic Spanish Paella.
Insanely passionate for Spanish cuisine, not to mention a human encyclopedia on all things Catalan, your Chef will leave you feeling inspired, motivated and passionate for Spanish flavors! This cooking class is highly tailored to your dietary needs, so don’t hesitate to contact us for more information! Everyone should have an opportunity to savor a cuisine rich in hi(story).
We were part of the 2016 Harvest Tour and had the experience of a lifetime! The Douro Valley is breathtakingly beautiful and our guides were wonderful. Ryan and Gabriella must have called in all of their personal favors because we met and drank wine with many winemakers, a wine shop owner and tasted ’72 port which Oscar Quevedo’s grandfather had made. Doesn’t get any more special than that!
Among the Moor’s important gastronomic gifts to Spain, none can have greater significance than rice. This humble grain, together with the precious and delicate delicacy saffron (also a Moorish contribution), plays an indisputable role in the classic Mediterranean paella, an omnipresent dish on nearly every “Spanish” menu on earth. Today, you will have the incredible experience of creating this rich, flavorful dish!
Begin your day with a vivid, hands-on plunge into the culinary traditions of Spain with a market tour and cooking class! The first hour is spent weaving through the colorful stalls of a famous fresh produce Market where you will accompany your chef instructor in buying the fresh products for your Paella lesson. Vegetables bursting with flavor and dusted with dirt from nearby farms. Seafood of the highest caliber. Iberian jamón so rich and succulent that the delicate, hand-carved slices practically melt in your mouth. After the market tour, you return to the beautiful teaching kitchen mere blocks away to cook up the most iconic dish of Spain. As the ingredients change with the seasons, each class highlights the flavor of the classics with a touch of modernism, leaving you with a picture-perfect final meal to be shared among classmates. All food and wine included.
|10:00am||Meeting at the cooking school|
|Tour an iconic produce Market to source your extremely fresh ingredients|
|11:00am||Learn the secrets of making flavorful Paella in a cooperative, hands-on format|
|Enjoy the fruits of your labor with a glass of Spanish wine!|
Tour INTRODUCTION The tour takes place in La Sierra de Aracena, famous for Jamón Serrano and Chestnut forests, stunning...Learn More