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Address: Fusina 15 (El Born), 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 932681253
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Description: bcnKITCHEN, just in the charming central district of El Born, is a local...
bcnKITCHEN, just in the charming central district of El Born, is a local cooking school where we care about details, history, culture and gastronomy. Our love for food leads us from the school to a local food market in the very best center, where we buy some groceries and explain as much as we can around every little ingredient we see there, and back again to the school. Now, at this point, aprons on! Cook, learn, laugh, drink and enjoy while cooking. All around the kitchen, and then in the table, we’re going to get directly into Barcelona, Catalunya and Spain bite by bite, sip by sip.
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Highlight of my stay in BCN!

Going to the Spanish cooking class (inc. market visit) at BCN Kitchen was hands-down the best thing I did during my stay in Barcelona! Al was our chef for the day, and he was so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Going to the Spanish cooking class (inc. market visit) at BCN Kitchen was hands-down the best thing I did during my stay in Barcelona! Al was our chef for the day, and he was so knowledgable, and he SHARED that knowledge throughout the day. I learnt a lot about Spanish produce during our market visit, & picked up tips &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this cooking class, the trip to the market was great and informative and it was great to learn how to cook all the of Spanish classics. I have made the gazpacho since and now I feel very confident when it comes to picking a great paella.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I can't imagine that there is a better cooking class offered in Barcelona. Chef Alvaro is wonderful. Easy to understand, funny, kind one could not ask for a better instructor. He not only cares about teaching technique, but also about the culture that surrounds the meal. He is clearly passionate about what he does and as a result he does... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

On our honeymoon we came across BCN Kitchen and decided to give it a go. We've been to a lot of different cooking classes over the years and found this one to be more than fantastic. Sometimes you think you know it all (oh hang on, that might just be me?) but I really learned a LOT with Rais such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The cooking instructor was very friendly and knew a lot of information with which Spanish ingredients and why the ingredients are being used. I enjoyed the time we spent at the market with all the fresh ingredients and why she is buying it from that particular vendor. While everyone was doing their particular task, she helped us out if we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Wonderful experience!! We learned a lot and had lot of fun together. I do recommend it. It's the best opportunity for discovering the spanish culture a little bit more :-) Really nice chef!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

One of the great things about Barcelona is its food. One of the great things about Barcelona food is bcnKITCHEN's cooking class. The first introduction to Catalan food was conducted at Mercat de Santa Caterina. A bustling local market that showcases some of the most pure and fresh vegetables, meats, and eateries in Barcelona. Throughout the cooking class, we learnt... More 

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Moraga, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Rais Esteve made this a fantastic day in Barcelona. From shopping at St Catherine's open market and cooking in the kitchen. Then she provided very nice follow up emails. We just relived the cooking experience this past weekend. She instructed us very well on paella. We found a Spanish shop locally that had the necessary ingredients that Rais described. Now... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Our Chef Rais, began the class by explaining the regional cuisine of Spain. Then she took us to a local market where she explained the process of of selecting the ingredients we were to use I and my . This was not only gastronomically educational , it afforded us the opportunity to walk through the ancient barrio gothic section of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was one of the nicest experiences I had in Spain and I would recommend it highly to anyone who even vaguely enjoys cooking. The women running the workshop are highly professional but friendly and approachable. The food and wine are divine - and they are very generous with both. I am looking forward to trying out all the recipes... More 

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The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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