A Passion for Travel
Our story begins when we, Cristina and Guillermo, met back in 2011. Our passion for travel and food brought us together and soon enough we found ourselves traveling in Asia. For over 10 months, we spent most of our time discovering local cultures and food.
We learnt to travel in a different way: we avoided touristy spots and instead looked for unexplored villages and natural areas. We met with local people eager to show us how they lived, shared incredible moments and looked back on life with a new perspective.
Instead of going all around the world, we only picked a few destinations, extended our stay there, stayed up-close with local life and always looked for the best and most typical food and drinks of the area. After our trip, we learned that traveling that way was called Slow Travel.
Back In Barcelona
This journey opened our eyes to the incredible flavors of local, seasonal, backyard-garden food which we got to try in many of the places we visited, where industrial goods often were not available.
As we resettled in Barcelona in 2012, we integrated this new way of eating to our lifestyle and to our new project of cooking classes in Barcelona, largely inspired by our overseas adventures.
From travelers, we became hosts and invited people from all over the world to cook and taste our regional cuisine, using fresh, local and seasonal products from our local market first.
Barcelona Slow Travel Today
Then, finding new products for our cooking classes became a fantastic excuse to spend most of our days in the countryside, chasing the finest local food and wine makers of our region. Since 2013, we’ve made new connections weekly and are now proud to know some of the finest artisan food and wine produce of Catalonia.
PRIVATE VISITS WITH THE OWNERS & HIGH-END TASTINGS
Over the years, our taste buds became experts at recognizing premium food and wines and we naturally wanted to offer our guests the best produce we had found. We believe that meeting the people leading the small-scale projects (organic farmers, boutique wineries, artisan cheese-makers and else…) was much more enjoyable than a classic group visit with a guide.
That’s why in all our experiences, we’ll offer you private, exclusive visits with the owner of each place, and tastings of the finest produce available.