Bear on Bike Cooking classes

Bear on Bike Cooking classes, Barcelona: Hours, Address, Bear on Bike Cooking classes Reviews: 5/5

Bear on Bike Cooking classes

Bear on Bike Cooking classes
5
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
About
A good chef nurtures relationships with suppliers, and knows where to buy great produce and how to choose the best ingredients. Our market tour and cooking class begins with a guided walk around La Boqueria market. As we wander we talk about local culinary customs and how to pick the best local and seasonal produce. We make a few stops to try local cheese, jamon or olive oil before heading back to the the kitchen, just a 5 minute walk from the market, to put your hands to work! We tailor our class menus to what´s fresh and available at the market and we always have a great time in the kitchen, with a glass of wine in hand. We place focus on sustainability, and have plenty of tips and tricks for you to take home with you to avoid excess plastic when shopping, and make the most of your produce and kitchen. We teach everything from Catalan basics & Mediterranean staples to healthy alternatives and fancy techniques to impress your friends. When the work is done we head out onto the adjoining garden terrace to put this finishing touches and enjoy the meal. Here, you can relax and enjoy beautiful food with local organic wines. We treat all our guests as new found friends, and love to share our space and philosophy with them. Before you go, we will load you up with recommendations for our favourite bars, restaurants and things to do in Barcelona. You can even purchase some of the beautiful local products used in our class, or have a specialty coffee in the Espai EGG cafe on the way out We treat all our guests as new found friends, and love to share our space and philosophy with them. If you would like to learn more about us, just click above to read our profile.
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More than 3 hours
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Neighborhood: El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
How to get there
  • Paral·lel • 5 min walk
  • Sant Antoni • 6 min walk
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MPfromNY
8 contributions
Awesome family experience!
Feb 2020
My family and I (with teenage daughters) spent a great day with Alberto and Ella learning about Barcelona and its food. We shopped at La Boqueria where Alberto is like the Mayor - he knows everybody. The shopping experience was super fun and informative. Then preparing and cooking food back at the kitchen with Ella was also great. We learned new preparation techniques and ate some extraordinary food (with delicious wine).
Alberto and Ella are really fun and accommodating. I recommend this to anyone, with or without their entire family along. Definitely a highlight of our trip to Barcelona!
Written February 28, 2020
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Thank you for this amazing review. We had such a great time with you guys and your daughters. So great to hear you loved the market tour, Alberto loves that place and likes to share this passion with everybody who joins our class. We wish you all the best happy family.
Written March 10, 2020
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Regina
Austria30 contributions
Amazing cooking class with Alberto
Feb 2020
The market and cooking class with Alberto was a highlight of our Barcelona trip! We had so much fun exploring the market and then cooking the purchased products. The space we were cooking in was very bright and welcoming. Alberto showed us good tricks on how to improve our cooking techniques. Our 9 year old son was very involved in the whole cooking process and he absolutely loved it. Alberto is very good with children and a very funny guy. We like, that he is all about seasonal and sustainable cooking. The food was delicious and the time went by in a flash. Thank you very much Alberto and see you again during our next trip to Barcelona.
Written February 23, 2020
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Hi Regina, Frank and Finlay, thanks for this beautiful review. Finlay has been a great chef, I was really surprised with his abilities. We all prepared quite an amazing food. Thanks again for joining the class. I wish you all the best, Alberto
Written March 10, 2020
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Trotter333
Cape Cod, MA58 contributions
Cooking Lesson with Alberto
Oct 2019
What can we say? My wife & I booked a day of cooking with Alberto in Barcelona. Not knowing what to expect...we were absolutely delighted when we met Alberto outside the market in Barcelona. From the tour of the market to the cooking lesson at his wonderful kitchen we had the most beautiful day! Alberto is sweet, kind, brilliant and a wonderful teacher. The food we prepared, and ate together was perfect! Do yourself a favor when in Barcelona...if you love food...find the time to engage Alberto...you will never forget the awesome experience! Thank you Alberto!!! We look forward someday to our return to visit you and your wonderful city!
Written November 15, 2019
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Hi guys, Thanks a lot for your kind words. I had a great time too and I am happy you enjoyed the class as much as I do. I wish you a great life and hope to see you soon again here. Best, Alberto
Written March 10, 2020
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Kate
Prospect Heights, IL2 contributions
Bear on the bike tour
Oct 2019
I love to cook and found this to be a fabulous class. Alberto does a great job showing you around La Bouqueria market , and explaining how to purchase the best products you will be using in the class. Then we walk to the cooking school , where we meet Ella , who works with ,and is married to, Alberto . Together, they teach a great class. The watermelon gauzpacho was so fresh and unusual. I want to recreate the whole meal back home.
Written October 22, 2019
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Hi Kate and Andy, thank you so much for your beautiful review. We had such a good time with you and we are so happy to hear you had a great experience. We hope to see you soon again, maybe in Chicago. Best, Alberto and Ella
Written October 23, 2019
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Roy K
1 contribution
A great time and very instructive
Sep 2019
Alberto did a wonderful job, first shopping with us in the market, the demonstrating prep, cooking and plating, which we all did. The wine and camaraderie flowed freely.
Written September 24, 2019
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Hi Roy, thank you very much for your review. I had great time with you guys and wish all the best. Alberto
Written September 25, 2019
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lmk
4 contributions
Incredible!
Aug 2019
My daughter and I learned so much and had so much fun on this tour/cooking class! The tour of La Boqueria was especially helpful as it's huge and hard to know where to start. The cooking portion was incredibly useful and the meal we cooked together was so delicious. This was our favorite activity in Barcelona. We just returned home and our first meal back was to try and duplicate the gazpacho! Don't miss this--it's so much fun!
Written August 8, 2019
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Karen
2 contributions
Loved every minute of it
Jul 2019
Alberto and Ella were great hosts. Honestly, this experience was our favorite part of the trip. They worked around our specialized dietary needs. They gave us all roles so that we were engaged the whole time. We'd do it again in a hear beat. Highly recommended.
Written July 25, 2019
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Thanks for this great review. We offer to our client a kind of experience that we would love to have for ourself if we were on holidays. Your positive feedback is important for us. we wish you all the best, Alberto and Ella
Written August 1, 2019
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bsmith415
San Francisco, CA49 contributions
A must do in Barcelona! A highlight of our trip!
Jun 2019 • Couples
Alberto and Ella are the most welcoming chefs and hosts out there! The class started with a tour of the local market. Alberto makes sure that you are away from the tourists and in the heart of the market. He focuses the tour on local, sustainable foods, introducing you to purveyors and talking about their stall and the reasons he uses them. The tour of the market was amazing and we learned a lot! This was worth the price of the cooking class alone.

After the tour we went back to their workspace that is spacious yet homey. Alberto and Ella were great teachers and able to identify individual cooking skills immediately. They are also extremely accommodating to all dietary restraints, including vegetarian.

If you are looking for a unique experience in Barcelona, something different and non-touristy, look no further!
Written July 6, 2019
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Thank you for your review. We love the market tour and showing to people the not touristy side of La Boqueria. We are really happy you enjoyed the class. We wish you all the best, Alberto and Ella
Written August 1, 2019
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jcafarr
San Marcos, CA21 contributions
Highlight of a Fantastic Trip - Great for the Whole family
Jul 2019 • Family
What a fantastic evening with Alberto (unfortunately, Ella was able to attend). Everything was perfect - from the fun, informative cooking lesson to the intimate atmosphere to the food to Alberto's hospitality - it all combined to make an unforgettable evening. Alberto is fantastic with kids. He entertained and taught our daughters (aged 7 and 11) at the same time while also teaching another 2 generations of adults simple cooking skills that we can actually take home and use forever. He simply kept all engaged and laughing for the entirety of the evening. I now have new knife skills and have learned to plate food. The plating session was fantastic. I will never forget Alberto teaching the kids how to plate and the how precise my daughters were in trying to replicate the art of his plate. Then, we got to eat and the food was fantastic...I can't say enough about the evening with Alberto. He was genuinely interested in our family. It was also a great touch that he sat down to have dinner with us so we could learn about him (and Ella). As a surprise, Ella left her touch on the evening as she had crafted us the most delicious desert as a birthday celebration for the Grandparents...to top it off, Alberto even walked us to the subway station to close out the evening. My daughters left that evening saying they wanted to cook when they got home. Sure enough, the day we returned to California, they were in the kitchen helping cook for a bbq. I guess Alberto provided the gift that keeps giving. I highly recommend spending an Evening with Bear on Bike - especially for families traveling with young children. We are all highly grateful for an exceptional experience.
Written July 6, 2019
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Thank you very much for this amazing review. I had also great time with all of you guys, you are a really happy and beautiful family. I can't wait to see the girls' show on Broadway, that was definitely the highlight of our evening hahahah i'm happy you all enjoyed the class and that the girls were inspired by it, cooking is really creative and exciting, hope they will get curious for more and more flavours. Again, thank you very much for coming to our cooking class, I wish you all the best in life and maybe see you somewhere for another foodie adventure. Best, Alberto
Written August 1, 2019
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Nic S
43 contributions
Awesome Cooking Class
Jun 2019 • Couples
I was looking for a class that didn't include paella (I know how to cook rice) and provided useful tips. Alberto and Ella did not disappoint. Alberto showed us the market with lots of insights such how to select local fish and what to look for when buying your fish.
Alberto showed us tips on how to fillet fish - actually a sardine, a great basil aioli, parsnip puree, gazpacho and souve steak without a souve machine.
I could not recommend this course more highly.
Written June 25, 2019
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Thank you very much for the review. We love the fish part of the class, this things are what make our cooking class a really handy one. We wish you all the best, alberto and Ella
Written August 1, 2019
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