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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.
Barcelona Insider: Barcelona Cooking
Barcelona is known for having fantastic gastronomy with new spots such as Pakta by Ferran Adrià and Cellar de Can Roca recently taking the title as best food restaurant in the world, it is no wonder that many want to try their hand at cooking and attend a cooking class when in Catalunya.
As huge foodies, we decided to embark on this very journey and was more than happy with the services at Barcelona Cooking, conveniently located on Las Ramblas. With the gracious help of Chef Candido, we managed to rustle up a delicious soup, traditional seafood paella and crema catalana (burnt cream), all washed down with wine and great company. We took advantage of the opportunity and asked the team what their favourite places are in the city.
What neighborhood are you based in?
We are based in The Gothic Quarter, just in Las Ramblas, the heart of Barcelona
Where’s your favorite cafe in Barcelona?
Granja Viader, the best coffe and chocolate with churros in town!
Favorite place for a paella?
El Xiringuito de Escribá, at Bogatell Beach, in the Villa Olimpic area
Best place to have a drink after work?
Bar El Lobo, in Pintor Fortuny, 3. Close to Las Ramblas. We love its lively and lovely terrace.
Where is the most inspiring place in Barcelona?
La Caseta del Migdia at Mirador de Montjuïc. You can relax having a beer while enjoying the sunset and this magical mountain. Please keep it a secret!! Hahaha. On Sunday mornings we recharge our batteries here for the rest of the week!
Favorite place for tapas?
No Doubt: Cañete Bar in Carrer Unió 17, the best eggplant with honey we have ever eaten!
Where is the best place to buy your ingredients for Barcelona Cooking classes?
Again no doubt: The best place in the world to buy the freshest ingredients for our classes The Boqueria Market. We go everyday there with our clients!
Where is the best place to beach?
The best place to beach: Take the train or the car to any beach outside the city, Cala Morisca in El Garraf
What is your favorite building in Barcelona?
I have two: Casa Batlló by Gaudí and the Agbar Tower, tradition and modernity.
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[…] Barcelona Cooking is located on Las Ramblas, right in the center, making it a prime location for newbies. It’s also quite convenient that La Boqueria market is close by too! When we visited paella was on the menu, but we prepared a soup and tasty dessert. Our chef, spoke Spanish and English and was great fun. He encourages people to get involved, so no hiding or just peel spuds in this class. Throughout the class you get to sample some local cheeses and wine, all of which help you get in the spirit. The best part of course was eating what you have spent time preparing, smelling, and cooking for the duration of 2 hours. […]
October 24th, 2014 at 10:48, posted by Cook like a local in Barcelona's cooking classes