Are you looking for the most authentic food experience in Barcelona? Are you into cooking, and farm to table life? Then you will love our Farm To Table Cooking Experience. Together with Guillermo, the founder of Barcelona Slow Travel, an expert of local producers, slow food, and an accomplished chef, you’ll take a unique journey into the Catalan countryside life.
First, you’ll visit a preserved natural area, known as “Barcelona’s green lung”, located just a few kilometers north of the city. This area of over 700 hectares is divided into organic farming lands, forests, hiking trails, and a few old houses occupied by local families. There, you’llmeet with friendly local farmers. They’ll tell you about local vegetables, wild herbs, and organic agriculture. Under your hosts’ guidance, you’ll visit their lands and pick your own fresh, seasonal veggies to be cooked later on.
The second place you’ll go to is a 400-year-old farmhouse, owned by a local family of farmers. They have been one of the pioneers of the organic egg production in Spain, starting in the early 90’s. Together with them, we’ll be able to pick some extra fruits and eggs in their garden that we will use for dessert. Around lunchtime, we’ll start our cooking experience- a unique cooking session where you will prepare a 3-course traditional Catalan meal, using 100% organic and farm to table ingredients.
Finally, it will be time to enjoy the fantastic meal you’ve been creating. You’ll be eating either on the terrace of the garden or in a secret chapel owned by the family, depending on the weather. Of course, we’ll offer you our best selection of small-batch, regional organic wines for a magical pairing with the food and to complete your experience.
Please note that this is a totally unique cooking and eating experience, getting you up close with the Catalan local life. This is fully hands on. You’ll get to participate in each step of the process. From picking veggies to making fire, cooking and eating with new friends 🙂
You’ll probably get your hands dirty, your shoes dirty and have one of the best time of your holidays in Spain. You’ll not only support the local life, you’ll also see where the food comes from and how it’s been grown organically. This is a real cultural and human experience, andwe highly recommend it to families with children, groups of friends and couples that want a truly unique food experience in Barcelona.
8 – 9 hours approx.
Hotel pick up
English, French, Spanish and Catalan available on request
Fully private 8-hour experience with Guillermo, owner and founder of Barcelona Slow Travel, and accomplished chef
Visits to both sustainable projects
Transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned car (or minivan) for the whole day
Pick up from and drop off to your accommodation
Insightful explanations and stories about organic agriculture and farmers’ life in Catalonia
Fully hands on cooking experience – lasting 2 to 3 hours
100% organic, farm to table ingredients (everything sourced from our personal network of small-scale organic farmers)
3-course meal – traditional Catalan food
Guillermo’s finest selection of regional, small-batch premium organic wines
A few surprise drinks and foods 🙂
Our menu always follows the seasons. In winter, we’ll make a wood fire and prepare the traditional Calçotada, one of the most surprising Catalan food tradition (see our dedicated blog post). The rest of the year, the main dish usually is a traditional Paella. Starter and dessert will be made using our harvest of seasonal vegetables and fruits, and eggs- upon availability.
All ingredients that can not be picked or harvested on the day of the experience will be bought fresh from other local, organic producers of the area by your guide and chef. We only use organic, first quality products, including premium cold-pressed olive oils, fleur de sel (premium sea salts), the best bread from Barcelona and meat or fish (upon request). We can customize the menu following your needs and wishes.
Families with children, groups of friends and couples that want a truly unique food experience in Barcelona.
1. The experience will take place rain or shine, although it may be rescheduled or canceled on very windy or rainy days. We’ll be sure to get in touch with you before-hand in case of a bad weather forecast.
2. We can accommodate all sorts of food preferences and/or allergies. Please make a request when booking.
Request your Farm To Table Cooking Experience now!