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... 

    March 3, 2024
    Perfect way to begin your trip This is a perfect beginning to any trip to Barcelona. Not only was the food, wine, and vermut marvelous but the guide gave us fascinating historical information during the walk. We also received excellent recommendations for eating well for the continuation of our trip. I can not recommend this food tour highly enough. We loved it.
    Ramona P
    March 3, 2024
    Beyond our expectations The tapas tour was the perfect way to start our vacation in Barcelona. Maria's knowledge of the history and culture added to the experience and the food was the best we’d had so far in our two weeks of traveling Spain. We sampled every kind of dish as well as 3 different desserts and were stuffed at the end! We highly recommend this tour.
    Matthew Y
    February 28, 2024
    Tapas tour in Barcelona We met Esther and she gave us a great introduction to the tapas and of the history of Barcelona. She walked us to four different stops, where we had a large sampling of tapas and local wines, cava and vermouth. She was funny, informative, and caring to all our needs. I would highly recommend
    Alicia Brattin
    February 26, 2024
    Well done to this fantastic team! We took three Barcelona Taste food tours in a span of a week, all were excellent with great guides! The Gothic Quarter, Lunch Time Tapas and Poble Sec. All were different, amazing food and wine, guides were fun, well organized and provided great tips and insights for our visit. Highly recommend any and all of these tours!
    Dan Flavin
    February 23, 2024
    Top quality It's been a few weeks since we left Barcelona and we started reflecting on what we loved most about the trip. The Barcelona Taste food tour is right on top, and we'll do it again when we go back to Barcelona. Restaurant and food choices were varied and all top quality. Our host was gracious as you would expect. But better than that, he was himself and a great dinner companion.
    Jodi N
    February 20, 2024
    Great Food Tour! This food tour was the highlight of our visit to Barcelona. Lorea was a wonderful host, taking us to restaurants we would not have found on our own. We would very highly recommend this to truly experience authentic Barcelona tapas! Thank you Lorea for a great evening.
    February 19, 2024
    Great food and fun guide Ester was an amazing guide! The tour was a great combination of local history of the barrios and delicious food and drinks! We did this the first night we were in Barcelona and it was great to get oriented with the neighborhood and add other recommendations from Ester onto our list of restaurants to try while in town.
    February 12, 2024
    Highly recommended :) This was a fantastic food & drink tour. My wife and I enjoyed everything we had, but it was really our guide Tito who brought it all to life!
    February 11, 2024
    Perfect Afternoon Activity! Our guide Esther was great, very informative and personable. It was stress-free having her order for my wife and I at the places we went around to, trying things we otherwise would not have. It was a great afternoon experience and cannot recommend it more highly!
    J Avila
    January 26, 2024
    I foresee another tour with them in the future! This is our 3rd time doing the Barcelona Taste food tour and it has not disappointed yet! Anna gave some a personal informative tour not only of the food, but of the neighborhood as well. We didn't feel rushed or pushed to hurry off to another restaurant, she allowed us to enjoy what we tasted and then move on. I highly recommend Barcelona Taste.
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    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 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.

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