Start your day with a delightful taste of traditional gourmet bites. Let yourself go to the suggestions of a professional chef guiding you through the colourful Boqueria Market, one of the most famous markets worldwide, recognised for its incredible varieties of products and offer. Amaze yourself with new tastes of local gourmet delicacies and visit traditional grocery shops carefully selected by our chef Alex Lopez.
Continue your visit through the maze of the old town of Barcelona to reach the Santa Caterina Market and enjoy the splendid curved rooftop of the market recently reformed by the famous architects Miralles and Tagliabue. Savour authentic delicatessens of the market, a selection of appetizers that will surprise your palate.
During the tour, we invite you to taste our specialties:
OLIVE OIL: Spain is one of the major Olive Oil producer in the world. The different varietal, climate and region determine an olive oil’s taste. Try some of the most flavored!
OLIVES: Gordal, Manzanilla, Arbequinas… know some of the enormous variety available these days and different creative way to eat.
HAM: Jamón ibérico is a type of cured ham, a true gourmet delight. Learn about the differences in jamones and taste the most famous one: the Ibérico.
TOMATOES: Spain is a forerunner in the European tomato market with hundreds of varieties to choose from. It’s definitely an essential ingredient to us.
MANCHEGO CHEESE: Is one of the cheeses with the most valuable history and heritage produced for thousands of years in the La Mancha region of Central Spain.
CHORIZO: Chorizo is a sausage that has many different varieties and is eaten all over Spain.
VINEGAR: Try different types of vinegar, and their bases.
Have you always wished to know how to cook a proper paella and surprise your friends with your cooking abilities? This is your unique chance to learn by the hands of a professional chef on how to prepare a typical Spanish meal. Learn how to choose fresh ingredients and the way to cook them, select the proper rice and make the magic with your own hands. You will prepare a complete menu of 3 different courses: Gazpacho and Bravas Potatoes as starters, Baked Onion Carpaccio with Xató Sauce and Sea Food Paella as main courses and finish with the typical Catalan dessert, the Catalan Cream.
Enjoy a small group for a personalised experience and share good memories of your journey while you taste the paella you cooked paired with a selection of wine.
• Peach or Strawberry Gazpacho (Fruits and veggies may vary depending on seasoning)
• Bravas Potatoes
• Baked Onion Carpaccio with Xató Sauce
• Sea Food Paella
• Catalan Cream (dessert)
Join us in this delicious activity with Chef Alex López, specialist in Mediterranean cuisine, rise dishes, and traditional seafaring gastronomy and owner of the restaurant El Groc, a reference in Vilanova i la Geltrú.
Hello! My name is Alex, I’m a specialist in Mediterranean cuisine, rise dishes, and traditional seafaring gastronomy and I own a restaurant called "El Groc", it is in Vilanova i la Geltru, a beautiful small city by the sea. I started to cook with 16 years old in my father’s restaurant, I’ve been cooking for 12 years now and I really love it. Me and my partner Toni Camí started with Born to Cook in 2015 and we love to meet people from all around the world and do our best: cook and talk about food and live. Please, feel yourself comfortable to join us, it would be a pleasure.
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