Market to Table: market tour & cooking class Cooking classes

A good chef nurtures relationships with suppliers, and knows where to buy great produce and how to choose the best ingredients. Our 4.5-hour market tour and cooking class begins with a guided walk around our local La Boqueria market. As we wander we talk about local culinary customs and how to pick the best local and seasonal produce. From the market, it´s just a 5 minute wander through the small streets of ciutat vella to our beautiful kitchen space Espai Egg in the heart of el Raval. Sustainability is important to us, as is getting the best produce we can find, so all our ingredients are organic, local and seasonal. We tailor our class menus to what´s fresh and available at the market as well as our guests´ experience and interests. Maybe you want to keep it simple, or avoid certain foods, learn more about seafood or try out some cool plating techniques. No matter what direction we choose together, we always have a great time in the kitchen, with a glass of wine in hand of course. We want you to leave this class with a head full of new tricks, and plenty of tips for you to take home with you to avoid excess plastic when shopping, and make the most of your produce and kitchen. When the work is done we head out onto the adjoining garden terrace to put this finishing touches and enjoy the meal. Here, you can relax and enjoy beautiful food with local organic wines. We treat all our guests as new found friends, and love to share our space and philosophy with them. Before you go, we will load you up with recommendations for our favourite bars, restaurants and things to do in Barcelona. You can even purchase some of the beautiful local products used in our class, or have a specialty coffee in the adjoining café on the way out If you would like to learn more about us, just click above to read our profile. We are dedicated to using seasonal produce and mixing it up, so our cooking class menu is constantly evolving and changing. As a tasty example, you might… We teach and we eat... LEARN: How to prepare and cook different vegetables. EAT: Artichokes with mint and orange peel LEARN: How to clean, prepare and cook fish EAT: Sardines in Escabeche with hasselback potatoes and homemade herbed alioli LEARN: How to cook meat sous vide and prepare the perfect root vege puree EAT: Organic filet mignon with parsnip cream and pink pepper ,You can also learn to prepare... Some Spanish and Catalan Classics Calcots with smokey romesco sauce Crema Catalana Ajo blanco with a fruity twist ,And while you´re working... We will try a produce board of Homemade pickles and ferments Catalan goat and cow cheeses Organic sourdough bread A ´map of Spain´mix of olives Jamón serrano & ibérico


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  • Market to Table: market tour & cooking class


Opiniones (2)

  • Cindy2019-04-06
    Our experience with Alberto was wonderful! It started with a very informative tour of La Boqueria. I had avoided visiting this market because of its touristy reputation, but after Alberto's tour of many of its wonders, I am eager to return and explore further. After we had purchased some fresh produce, we walked a short distance to their cooking classroom and patio. We began preparing the food for our multi-course luncheon. Alberto included us in every step of the preparation showing us proper chopping techniques and gave us a variety of other cooking tips. He was very personable, and we immediately felt like we were in our friend's kitchen. While we prepared the meal we were able to learn about life in Barcelona. Our meal started with an amazing charcuterie board with quality ibérica hams, sharp and mild cheeses, olives, homemade sauerkraut, sour dough bread and, of course, wine. This was followed by our fish course of crispy sardines and shrimp on basil aioli and baked baby potatoes. The final course was an amazing beef tenderloin cooked sous-vide and accompanied by a parsnip puree and braised artichoke hearts. It was delicious!! We were very impressed with the quality of this experience. We learned so much about Spanish food and culture in a very comfortable setting with a generous friend. We strongly recommend this tour to others who want an opportunity to experience Spanish food culture in a comfortable setting with a knowledgeable and very friendly host. 5
  • Christine2019-03-19
    Fantastic experience. Loved it all!! Alberto is so passionate it’s contagious. The food, the learning , the company, all wonderful. A great hands on experience. Thanks!! 5

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  • De 10:00 a 14:30

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Evento de Alberto & Ella

8 years ago we left our respective homelands of Veneto, Italy and Melbourne, Australia and headed for Spain in search of adventure. 2 years later, we began hosting foodie events, Alberto with his epic seafood nights and Ella with her lush vegetarian banquets. We met at one such foodie night, and the rest, as they say, is awesome. After hosting events and classes for 2 years in our beautiful old apartment in the historic heart of Barcelona, we decided to take the leap and open our own gastronomic space. Our space, Espai EGG, opened in October and is home to a coworking kitchen for chefs as well as a space for cultural events and gastronomic workshops. We have focused on maintaining the intimacy of home dining, with all the benefits of our beautiful and more professional collaborative space. Our food is simple and delicious, and we tailor each of our tours, classes and dinners with love and care. We nurture relationships with local makers and producers who share our passion for honest food, and use organic produce wherever possible. ‘Bear on Bike’ as we are collectively known also offer production and catering services with a focus on sustainability and seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. We are no-fake-stuff, no-plastic, all-natural, do-it-yourself kind of people, and we're looking forward to hosting you! --- Hace 4 años, Alberto y Ella dejaron sus respectivas tierras natales de Venecia (Italia) y Melbourne (Australia) y se dirigieron a España en busca de una aventura. 2 años más tarde, comenzaron a organizar eventos pop-up, Alberto con sus "épicas noches de marisco" y Ella con sus exhuberantes banquetes vegetarianos. Se conocieron en una de estas veladas gastronómicas y desde entonces, todo les ha ido de maravilla. Después de 2 años haciendo eventos en nuestro antiguo apartamento en el corazón histórico de Barcelona, decidimos hacer un gran salto y abrir nuestro propio espacio gastronomico. Nuestro local, Espai EGG, abrió puertas en Octubre y acoge a una cocina de coworking de chefs y un espacio para eventos culturales y talleres de cocina. Logramos mantener la intimidad de cenar en casa, con los beneficios de nuestra bella, más profesional, espacio colaborativo. Nuestra comida es sencilla y deliciosa, y preparamos cada uno de nuestros tours, clases o cenas con mucho cariño y cuidado. Establecemos relaciones con fabricantes y productores locales que comparten nuestra pasión por la comida "de verdad" y el uso de productos orgánicos siempre que sea posible . ‘Bear on Bike’ como nos conocen, también ofrecen servicio de producción y caterings enfocado a la sostenibilidad y ingredientes locales y de temporada. Somos nada-falso, no-plástico, todo-natural, haz-lo-tu-mismo gente, y tenemos ganas de acogeros! Puedes conocer un poco más sobre nosotros en "Bear on bike" :)

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