Start your journey in Barcelona merging yourself in its great Mediterranean culinary heritage by the hands of a professional sommelier that will guide you among the countless flavours of wine and cava, perfectly paired with delicious tapas, regional tastings and fusion delicacies. Enjoy a complete food & wine journey through different regions of Spain on this walking tour in a small group, make the most of your time and discover two off-the beaten-path neighbourhoods that are changing the habits of the locals on the famous “tapear” life-style. Enjoy your time as the locals do!
3 pintxos on choice, a culinary tradition from Northern Spain
For our first stop, to start your culinary journey we have chosen a friendly bar that fusions the Mediterranean food heritage with creative new flavours. Enjoy these tastings with our world renowned Spanish champagne, called Cava. The hints of sparkling pear and lime from the Cava produces a beautiful pairing with the myriad of flavours found on this local gem spot.
Patatas Bravas, spicy potatoes from Southern Spain
In few steps we go from Northern to Southern Spain to try one of the most popular tapas, the famous patatas bravas, spicy potatoes: the best proofs of our Moorish heritage showing a delicious combination of spices. In our second stop we offer our local Macabeo grape varietal: feel the refreshing acidity, the green fruit flavours reminding of green apple and pear. These grapes will transport you to where they were grown, to the cooler vineyards in the Pyrenees mountains
Seasonal Dishes from Valencia Culinary Heritage
Your food journey across Spain continues in a short walk to the Sant Antoni neighbourhood, one of the current culinary hot spots districts of Barcelona. Along the way, take the chance to marvel at the recently refurbished Mercat de Sant Antoni, a beautiful food and flea market which dates back to the roman era of Barcelona.
In our third stop we invite you to taste the Valencian cuisine in a modern restaurant where the menu follows the seasonal availability of ingredients. Expect great flavours paired in complete harmony with our world recognised wine growing region, La Rioja. Taste a robust full-bodied Tempranillo, a red wine with hints of bright cherries and strawberries, notes of vanilla-oak and sweet-spices.
Regional Charcuterie from Catalonia Culinary Heritage
The fourth stop is another real treat, a beautiful and typical Spanish-styled bodega, where locals were used to buy wine directly from the barrel and nowadays is the meeting point for all wine lovers. We invite you to try Catalan food, with a selection of regional charcuterie joined with the famous “Pan amb tomaquet”, a tomato based toast with genuine olive oil. Combine it with a full bodied red wine from Ribera del Duero, a region where the extreme climatic conditions and a silty soil creates a robust, higher alcoholic and fuller bodies wines.
Catalan Soft Cheese served with honey and nuts
Our round trip across Spain ends with the perfect final stop, a local place where we cheer with a glass of Sherry, a millennial sweet wine coming from the southern city of Jerez. In over 3.000 years, this wine has travelled from Lebanon to Greece to put strong roots in southern Spain. Taste smooth notes of fig, coffee, dried fruits and nuts enriched by a typical Catalan cheese, a soft cheese served with honey. A perfect ending to a complete introduction to the Spanish regional cuisines and it’s wines.
I am beyond passionate about food & wines. Wherever I travel, I focus on experiencing local food & wines since I believe that it carries much of the culture of a country.
I have been in the culinary world since over 6 years, having showed to many guests our amazing culinary heritage. Throughout these years, I learned what really makes food tours an unforgettable experience.
Passion for wines drove me to study it and I am now a certified Sommelier and founder of a small local food tour company called Culinary Paths.
During my studies I met with Nico (a host too), who shares my same passion.
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