Are you looking for a unique Barcelona cooking class, allowing you to truly experience the Catalan gastronomy? Let us come to pick you up directly at your accommodation and drive you shortly to our favorite farmhouse into the Barcelona countryside. There, we have set the most magical and unique hands-on cooking experience, far away from a regular cooking class in Barcelona.
You’ll be met by the owner of the farmhouse, who will give you a brief introduction about the house and his projects. Then, we’ll take you to the organic farming fields to learn about the traditional regional crops. We’ll then harvest our own seasonal vegetables and wild herbs to be cooked later on. We’ll also see a small-scale chicken house, where we’ll pick our own eggs to use for the dessert.
After we have gathered all our fresh ingredients, we’ll start the cooking class. Prepare to discover our best traditional dishes, all made using your chef’s own family recipes. We might be making calçots (the amazing Catalan onions) in winter, mountain rice and/or fideua (the Catalan noodle seafood paella) in summer. We can also cook traditional meat stews, omelet with wild asparagus (in spring), chicken with apple or other great local delicacies. We can also create a fully vegetarian and/or vegan menu, inspired by our traditional regional recipes.
Since this is a private cooking class, you get to fully customize your menu between our seasonal menu options, choosing a combination of 1 starter, 1 main dish, and 1 dessert to be cooked. Using healthy, traditional family recipes and local, seasonal and organic ingredients, you’ll discover the real Barcelona cuisine just like we cook it at home.
The harvesting time will be of 30 minutes, the cooking class will last some 2 hours, and then another hour will be dedicated for lunch or dinner. Just like a Barcelona family, you’ll sit at the table with your host and eat the dishes together while exchanging stories and laughter. Fine regional small-batch wines will be offered to you both when cooking and as food pairings to celebrate your creations. And your host and new local friend will most likely also invite you for an aperitif or a digestif (or both!) from the family reserve. He always has some impressive treats for his guests!
If the weather allows, we’ll cook and eat outside as much as possible, so that we can enjoy the beautiful views and quietness of the countryside. In the rare event of a rainy or stormy day, you’ll be able to enjoy the inside of a traditional Catalan farmhouse, which is several centuries old (!!!) and which has been restored lately to offer modern comfort and a unique atmosphere.
Please note that this Farm To Table Cooking Class in Barcelona is fully private for your group, fully hand’s on and fully customizable. The starting time is flexible, the menu is customizable, and we can even add an extra 2-hour visit to a nearby (slightly) larger farm to meet with the friendliest local organic farmers and make this experience a full-day one. If you’re into cooking, farming and/or enjoying authentic local experiences, do not miss out on this unique opportunity! We have very limited availabilities and highly recommend to request and book well in advance.