My wife and I recently took a trip to Spain and one of our stops was Barcelona where we took the market and the tapas cooking class. I have to say that we were trying to book other cooking classes through another site but they were booked and I am so glad they were. We not only had a very educational tour of the market, which I loved, we also had a blast cooking, learning new recipes and conversing over all things Spain.
This cooking class was different from most cooking classes that my wife and I have experienced. It was a more personal and intimate setting right from the start. We met at the market where I thought we were just going to go over some of the basic foods that were there, but it was a different experience. Josh our chef not only showed us the marked and explained the different food and their origins; he also took the time to listen to our food suggestions. He started off by asking us what type of foods we preferred. Then he quickly put together a menu that he felt we would enjoy (which we did). We then went through the market learning the types of food, competing vendors and how some of the vendors have locally grown foods and their ties to the community and the market.
After the market it was only a short walk to his private kitchen. There is where the fun began. I love cooking and learning new recipes and that’s just what we did. I won’t bore you will all the recipes since I believe that it was specific to our class, but I will tell you one which I felt was divine. Now I don’t remember the name of it, it was a cut piece of Italian bread with a particular soft sausage(don’t remember the name of) which he uncased spread all over the bread then took a cooking torch, flamed the meat and then added honey on top to finish it off…. DELICIOUS! The other dishes were also very good. The one I mentioned just happened to be my favorite.
The tapas class and market tour with chief Josh was an experience I suggest everyone experience. My wife and I had good food with some education of Spain and good company.