Tapas cooked for you – and with you – in a real Barcelona kitchen

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!

A taste of the experience to come at our Chef's Table...

More details about this wine and food experience

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. 

About the experience location: Poblenou

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).

COVID-19: keeping you safe on our experiences

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.

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Tickets for Chef's Kitchen Experience, 5 - 8pm

2-3 tickets: €179.95 per person
4+ tickets: €139.95 per person

    Many beautiful people have joined us on our food tours – and here are some of the lovely things they've said about the time they spent with us... 

    Thanks to their reviews we've been given a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

    The Barcelona Taste has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for its food tours
    Katharine Wood
    September 28, 2023
    A deep appreciation for the Barcelona food scene Our Barcelona Taste food tour guide was excellent! A well traveled Spanish native, she loves to cook herself, giving her the background and experience to truly appreciate great food. Her knowledge of Catalan cuisine gave us a deep appreciation for the Barcelona food scene.
    September 24, 2023
    So happy to write a review about my experience The entire tour, from beginning to end, was delicious and enjoyable. I also have a severe nut allergy, and always felt safe during the tasting. The foods we had, I never would've tried on my own. In essence, The Barcelona Taste serves-up a high quality product. I highly recommend.
    Carol G
    September 21, 2023
    Great Tour We toured the Gothic Quarter and ate delicious tapas and sipped amazing wine. We were able to ask a lot of questions about the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, and Spain. Having lived for a period of years in the United States our guide had an understanding of our lives and we had many laughs together - we left feeling like we were old friends.
    Karin H.
    September 15, 2023
    I see why so highly rated! I see why the prior ratings were so high! Excellent experience and food exposure. The tours are small groups so very personal. I have been to Barca a few time previously but this definitely added to my local food exposure. Our guide was great and even gave us tips for other eating places to explore on our visit. Definite 2 thumbs up experience.
    Vince Perna
    September 15, 2023
    Exceeded my expectations & was the highlight of our dining experience We booked it the first day we arrived so we could learn the customs and etiquette and if course sample a wide variety of food options. Tito was so friendly and helpful and everything was taken care of for you. We are so much food we were stuffed. And the best selections from each place. Highly recommended.
    Diana Stuart
    September 13, 2023
    Just outstanding! We loved our tapas tour through the Gothic District with Maria. She was very attentive in advance to any dietary restrictions we might have, and everything she selected for us to try was just outstanding. A wonderful variety of flavors, followed by a stop for dessert tapas as well. It will remain a favorite memory of our visit to Barcelona - highly recommend!
    Kenneth Tang
    September 9, 2023
    The best food spots in town Allison was an amazing food tour guide! She was knowledgeable, passionate, and friendly. She shared her insights into the local cuisine. We learned a lot about the history and culture of food in the city, and we had a great time trying all the different dishes. We would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the city.
    Brandy G
    September 6, 2023
    Fabulous evening We did the tour with Esther and 5 others. She told us about the Gothic quarter and took us to several small intimate tapas bars. We loved the food and the drinks. Wonderful to meet new friends and experience the hidden gems of Barcelona. Thanks Esther!
    Judy B
    September 3, 2023
    Great food and perfect introduction to the city! We booked this tour for our first night in Barcelona. It was a great introduction to the city. Maria was a wonderful host, and she shared interesting culinary and cultural details about the city. We thoroughly enjoyed it, and couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant evening!
    John K
    August 12, 2023
    Best Barcelona dinning experience around! This was an amazing experience and one of the best cooking classes/culinary events I have ever experienced - Lorea and Jay are welcoming, gracious and kind. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who would like an an individualized, authentic, 'intimate' culinary introduction to Catalan gastronomy!!!

    The Barcelona Taste: because it's delicious

    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 let you experience all the great food Barcelona has to offer while side-stepping the crowds. 

    We take you to restaurants and shops 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 strike no deals and ask for no discounts or commissions. This is how it must be done, with 100% respect for small, local business and delicious, quality food.

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