Savour a wide variety of flavours and understand how they are woven together to create beautiful tapas in a small group, in an intimate, real working kitchen environment, with your own professional chef.
Over three hours you will come away with a better understanding of how to recreate authentic Spanish and Catalan flavours once back home. You can choose whether to participate in the cooking or simply sit back, relax and enjoy eating and drinking throughout the three hour experience.
You will leave happy not only because you've eaten well, but also because you’ll have enjoyed an authentic, unmissable experience, in a non-touristy part of the city, with a decorated chef cooking just for you!
Coming back to Barcelona and looking for a deeper, more authentic experience? Enjoyed a food tour and now want to see first hand how to recreate our fabulous cuisine? This is the experience for you!
You will be welcomed with a traditional vermouth (or beer, wine, cava, or soft drink) and nibbles before Chef Jay launches into dish after dish, discussing ingredients, recipes, and methods.
Encompassing the full range of the most classic and typical tapas dishes as well as one or two more modern, stand out dishes, you will eat and drink throughout the entire experience and leave full - body, mind and soul!
Serving up delicious plate after plate of pan con tomate, pimientos de padrón, tortilla de patatas, croquetas, gambas al ajillo - and of course the centrepiece of any tapas experience - patatas bravas. You will finish with a quintessential, rich Catalan dessert, accompanied by the city's best coffee, brewed from Chef Jay’s carefully selected, single-source coffee beans, roasted on site (or more of the delicious cava, wine or beer as you prefer!).
To make it even easier for you to bring a little taste of Barcelona back home, a selection of recipes will be shared via email.
Most dietary requirements can be accommodated with the dishes adjusted accordingly, with advance notice, so that everyone will be satisfied.
The expansive central/eastern neighbourhood of Poblenou is a tranquil and orderly residential neighbourhood of Barcelona. Its romantic, pedestrianised boulevard (Rambla de Poblenou) is the heart of the local community, lined with benches and well shaded by its rich variety of mature trees and mix of architectural styles, ranging from Neoclassical and Catalan Modernism to cutting edge contemporary. Bordered by Sant Marti to the north, the Arc de Triomf and Parc de la Ciutadella to the west, and its Mediterranean beaches to the south, it is a constantly regenerating part of the city and is home nowadays to high-tech companies, start-up incubators, artists’ workshops, and of course some of the finest restaurants, ice cream parlours and cafes in the city.
It takes its name from the Catalan for “new town” (poble nou), having blossomed during the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century when it was the very epicentre of Spanish and Catalan industry, particularly textiles. In this period it was known internationally by the nickname, “the Manchester of Catalonia”. Since then, brick factories have been converted into smart office blocks, hotels and loft style apartments. The neighbourhood continues to grow and regenerate with ever greater attention to pedestrian and cycle routes and new green spaces. The fantastic annual light art festival, Llum BCN, is celebrated in the neighbourhood each February and if you are in town it is not to be missed.
The area is well served by the metro, trams, buses and taxis (all approx 9-15 mins from the city centre), or reachable by cycle or on foot (around 25-45 mins).
The safety of guests, guides, partners and the public is our primary concern. Because of this, we’ve developed new health and safety guidelines in accordance with WTO and World Travel and Tourism Council guidelines, and in line with Spanish and Catalan government requirements.
Please review these guidelines before booking and get in touch if you have any questions.
Barcelona is a major tourist destination – the number of guidebooks and websites devoted to the city is overwhelming! Which is why we started The Barcelona Taste ... to save you time so you can experience the best food Barcelona has to offer while side-stepping the crowds.
We take you to small, local businesses offering delicious, top quality food restaurants on our scrumptious tours – because they’re great. We visit, we taste and then we visit again and taste again. Ad infinitum! That’s our research.
We don’t take a “pile ‘em high” approach with our guests. Our focus is on providing the best possible quality in everything we do. This includes limiting our tours to very small numbers, to give personal attention and feed everyone well.
Want to know more? Find out about The Barcelona Taste.