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El Born / La Ribera
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Address: Fusina 15 (El Born), 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 932 68 12 53

bcnKITCHEN is a local cooking school, we are passionate about food and our...

bcnKITCHEN is a local cooking school, we are passionate about food and our objective is to share that passion with you! We have two kitchens, one in the charming Born district and the other in the Boqueria market building, all of the ingredients we use come from the market that you will be visiting with our chef. Once you arrive back at our cooking school, wine in one hand apron in the other, it’s time to start cooking! After a couple of hours of action you’ll sit amidst the dishes you have prepared with the satisfaction of having prepared a Spanish feast!

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Best family event

Chef Alvaro not just taught us how to cook paella but also made us laugh. It was a great family event.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Louis A
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chef Alvaro not just taught us how to cook paella but also made us laugh. It was a great family event.

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Seattle WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

This was one of the highlights of my week long stay in Barcelona! Leena was an excellent teacher and I brought so many skills home with me that will impact my cooking forever. - We got a complete overview of what we would be cooking (pan con tomate, tortilla, gazpacho, paella, creme catalan) and what part each plays in Spanish... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We had a great 1/2 day with Alvaro at the Mercat. We started with a tour of the market, explaining more of the detail and background of some of the extraordinary food of Spain and then it was up to the kitchen to prepare our lunch time meal (wine glass in hand). Al was an excellent instructor, patient, thorough and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

After exhaustive days of walking, seeing the sights of Barcelona, our cooking class at Bcnkitchen was a welcome and refreshing change. We also somehow got very lucky when a large group from our class cancelled at the last minute, so my husband and I had Vanessa (our Chef/instructor) all to ourselves. She is warm, friendly and passionate about cooking which... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

08 October 2016 05:00 If you have an interest in cooking this is a must do in Barcelona. The tour starts of in the BCN kitchen (camera ready the Market view from the lift is amazing) then back down again to get the ingredients fresh for the days class, each ingredient is explained at length and is very interesting and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Chef Leena hosted our cooking course. We were taken through the market after an introduction. This was great - we were given tips on buying fish, vegetables and jamon (the better stalls, what to look for in fresh and seasonal fish and vegetables, what the different types of jamon were, how to protect ourselves from pickpockets and how not to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Chef Leena taught us quite a lot in our four hour class. What ever your cooking level, you will learn something new, to add to your cooking knowledge. I enjoyed myself very much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

My sister in law an I attended the Spanish cooking class and had a fantastic time. We particularly enjoyed the market tour to learn about Spanish produce. The food we made - paella, tortilla de patatas, gespatcho and creme Catalan was delicious and I am looking forward to trying the dishes at home!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We had a few hours we would like to try using different in Barcelona. We stumbled upon Chef Alvaro and his Spanish cuisine course where one particular could try making Paella and more. It was a great day, with lots of super food and good cheer. We were 13 people and we knew them all when we dorg back to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Chef Alvaro was an exceptional instructor, and not only gave us an introduction to Spanish cuisine, but also shared some tips and techniques that I will be using on a regular basis! I was travelling solo, and the class structure made it easy to connect with other travellers from around the world. Highly recommended!

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El Born / La Ribera
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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