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, 6 - 9pm

2-3 tickets: €194,95 per person
4+ tickets: €149.95 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... 

    June 18, 2024
    Family food tour in Gothic Quarter We had fun exploring the Gothic Quarter and the restaurants were outstanding. The food selections were amazing and Allison went out of her way to ensure everyone in our group was accommodated. Allison provided many tips for our trip as well. Loved the humor! And thanks for the great pictures too! Everyone in our group raves about the experience.
    Bruce Johnson
    June 18, 2024
    A wonderful experience! This Barcelona Taste Tour was fantastic! Anna was so great and knowledgeable !! Plenty of food so do not eat prior! Drinks were plentiful and overall a wonderful experience! Highly recommend!!
    William J B
    June 17, 2024
    The most fun we had in Barcelona Not only was the tour and food great it was a lot of fun and we learned so much. The small group was very intimate and easy to talk and learn. The food was really tasty and plenty was had as was the wine and Cava. Allison was such a good guide and educated us about the Tapas and wine and was so fun.
    richard r
    June 16, 2024
    A delicious, all-in-one Tour! A great tour that covered everything. At the carefully selected restaurants, Esther explained not only the food & drink, but also their significance. I almost forgot to tell you everything was delicious and ample. A can't miss tour. An added bonus - she sent us an email with her Barcelona recommendations - worth the price of another tour.
    Toicha Vincent
    June 16, 2024
    Fantastic! I would 1000xs recommend! The food and wine were both plentiful and delicious! My food preferences were even accommodated so able to enjoy with husband who eats everything. Our guide was personable/friendly and a wealth of knowledge, we enjoyed her if hanging out with new friend! Let me're in a smaller group so experience is definitely more intimate.
    R Schlichting
    June 11, 2024
    We highly recommend this tour The experience our group had was one of the highlights of our trip. We had a wonderful dining experience at 3 exceptional restaurants, and Allison was as delightful, charming & informative as she could be. She was extremely personable & blended the perfect mix of history, knowledge of the cuisine and area we visited, with great humor & friendliness.
    June 10, 2024
    The best food...such a fun way to experience Barcelona This was so much fun! The three places that our guide took us to had absolutely fabulous food. In fact, I went back the next night to the restaurant where we had dessert because I wanted to try their main menu foods. Our guide really knew both the history of the area we walked through AND all about the food options.
    Kevin Morris
    June 9, 2024
    An amazing experience Esther provided us an amazing experience taking us to places we would have never found on our own. The food was incredible as was her company. Highly recommend taking her tour to anyone wanting to find high quality local food and learning a little history of Barcelona.
    Stephen Peterson
    June 1, 2024
    Highly recommend Loved our Barcelona Taste Food Tour with Anna. She was super knowledgeable about the food, vermouth (!) and culture of the city. She ordered delicious tapas for our group at three different restaurants in the Poble Sec neighborhood. After our tour and during the rest of our stay we felt confident about what to order! Highly recommend.
    May 31, 2024
    I’d highly recommend this tour Took this food tour on our first night in Barcelona. There were 6 in our group, all for the first time in Spain. We made 3 stops and were able to taste all the things that I’d read about - including vermouth, patatas bravas, tortilla espanola, croquetas & more. The food was excellent & we had a great ongoing conversation with Allison, our guide.
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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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