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Address: Passatge de Lluis Pellicer, 8, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 0034 93 192 60 21
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Espai Boisà is the first “Cooking School – Restaurant” in Barcelona...

Espai Boisà is the first “Cooking School – Restaurant” in Barcelona that offers you a fully hands-on experience, preparing and tasting exquisite dishes from Catalan Cuisines and various other cuisines around the World, while sharing our cultural habits around food. We promote Organic, Seasonal ingredients, sourced by Local producers in Rural Barcelona. This is our philosophy and we would like to share it with you. Our Cooking Classes are designed to ensure you can reproduce all culinary techniques at home. Under the coaching of our professional chef, participants will be divided in groups of maximum 4, where you will be fully involved in preparing all recipes on the menu including your own paella. We are equally specialized in organizing and hosting private celebrations, company events, and team building activities, all based around cooking activities and food. Whether you´re visiting or living in Barcelona, we would love to welcome you to an authentic, fun and dynamic experience, in an off the beaten track gastronomic space.

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Always wanted to learn paella

This was fun! The day started with a trip to the market to purchase supplies, then back to the kitchen. The kitchen is set up as a true training kitchen. Our chef, Maria, was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
Greg H
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This was fun! The day started with a trip to the market to purchase supplies, then back to the kitchen. The kitchen is set up as a true training kitchen. Our chef, Maria, was a sweetheart and made this a truly memorable day.

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Indio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Started at the market to buy the ingredients. Then on to prepare various dishes with paella being the highlight. Tasks were divided up, wine flowed and a few hours later we had a great meal. Great international group where everyone - cook and non cook - got into the action. Great way to spend a few hours over the lunchtime.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We took a 30 person American group to Espai Boisa for 3 hours of cooking and all totally enjoyed the activity (including the men). Upon our arrival, we were handed a glass of wine and then split into 3 groups for a very hands-on creative cooking class. The groups rotated so we did it all. They included a special twist... More 

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Methow, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Our group of 28 took a class here and learned and laughed with the awesome staff. We produced some excellent dishes and competed in an iron chef competition. Usual clientele are actual local people learning to cook, so I think it was fun for the staff as well as it was for all of us. Hard to locate, just off... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

I visited this on a business trip team building evening. Prior to our cooking we had a guided trip round the Food Market in La Rambalas. Chef Eugen had prepared the dishes for us to cook tapas. We were a large group and had the restaurant to ourselves. We were split into teams and competition was strong. During this Chef... More 

Thank Neil L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Did an Indian Bread workshop here and we learnt to make three types of bread and take some home to cook later. And got a lovely meal at the end. Great teacher, super cute place in an easy to find location. Well recommended.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

On our last day in Barcelona we spent the afternoon with Chef Eugen and his assistant, Monica, for the Paella and Tapas cooking class. As a group of four friends, we were thrilled to arrive and learn that we had the kitchen and the staff completely to ourselves. Eugen had shopped prior to our arrival for all of the fresh,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Far and away, the best part of the experience was our instructor/chef, Javier. He was cheerful and engaging, tailoring the lesson to our skill level. All of us were already reasonably competent in the kitchen, so he took the time to show us some more advanced techniques, from knife skills to preparation methods, which was delightful. He was also more... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

It was advertised as no more than groups of 4 but our class was actually 11 people! The teacher comes of as quite aggressive, but only softened up near the end. The tools were extremely dull and they just pretended it wasn't when mentioned. The saffron for the paella was replaced with a cheaper ingredient "there was no more left... More 

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Espai B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Espai Boisa - Barcelona Cooking School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your opinion in Tripadvisor. In regard to the groups, we always inform guests that the class is for maximum of fifteen people and is divided into small groups of maximum of four people, in order to increase the participation and work more efficiently. The idea is that each group will cook all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Group of 9 on a Wednesday day class. Enjoyed learning a few Spanish dishes however this class is not for the gourmet cook, not that I fall into that category. The recipes are provided in hard copy at the end of the day and also by email. I found it useful to read the recipes after undertaking some of the... More 

1 Thank Tricia N
Espai B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Espai Boisa - Barcelona Cooking School, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. They help us to improve every day. In regard to the recipes, we are working with a new format to make the cooking easier for everyone. The groups are divided into four in order to work more easily and efficiently. If you felt unattended at any moment, we are very sorry and apologize. We are... More 

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