3 hours (Approx.)
Want to learn how to cook a traditional Spanish seafood paella? Then take a walk through the old town, and also visit La Boqueria with the chef to buy ingredients. Sample some tasty tapas, make sangria, and follow the chef as he prepares a paella de marisco for you to enjoy.
Once the paella de marisco is finally ready to be enjoyed, you’ll head back to the tables, sit down, and enjoy the feast along with your own freshly mixed sangria.
Mercat de la Boqueria On this 3-hour activity, you’ll join a professional chef on an introductory tour of the world-famous Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, Barcelona's oldest and best food market, dating back to the 13th century.
While describing the foods on offer, especially the seafood, and the basics of Spanish and Catalan cuisine, the chef will buy some of the fresh ingredients needed to prepare an authentic paella de marisco, or seafood paella, and Spain’s traditional rice dish. Walk with the chef through the winding streets of La Ciutat Vella, or old town, to El Born, the most fashionable district of the city.
Duration: 1 hour
Admission Ticket Free
El Born Enter to your private dining room that’s adjacent to the big open kitchen where the chef will prepare the delicious paella de marisco, as you watch the process. The chef will introduce you to a variety of the famous appetizers.
Learn how to make your pan con tomato, the most typical Catalan tapa, and how to build traditional Basque pintxos or montaditos, the tapas with toothpicks. Then you can enjoy your creations accompanied by some lovely sangría.
While you are eating your tapas and homemade pintxos, the chef starts preparing the ingredients and the kitchen to cook the paella de marisco. As the chef begins to prepare the paella you’ll hear about the history of the dish, the ingredients used, and the steps in the preparation.
With the paella simmering in the kitchen you’ll be invited over to the bar where you’ll learn all there is to know about sangría, the world-famous Iberian wine punch that dates back to medieval times. Try your hand at mixing your sangría.
Duration: 2 hours