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Review of Barcelona Cooking Classes

Barcelona Cooking Classes
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Owner description: Welcome to the Barcelona Cooking! We offer hands-on recreational cooking classes and gourmet food tours that are relaxed, authentic, fun, educational, and social. In our classes you will learn how to prepare authentic Spanish dishes like paella, tapas, soups, desserts, and more, all while meeting new friends from around the world. The classes are designed for cooks of all levels; beginners to professionals. A great activity for singles, couples, groups, or families! Our tours take passionate travelers on a gastronomic adventure through the old streets of Barcelona. Real food from around Spain, authentic beverages, and exciting history await! One thing is for sure: we are certain that spending time with us here at Barcelona Cooking will be one of the highlights of your trip!
Barcelona, Spain
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“Highly highly recommended (and we live in Barcelona...)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Nothing but praise for Luiz and his team - we went on the morning session which is definitely preferable as you get to take in a local's perspective of the amazing Boqueria and how to select the food that we cooked later under Luiz's expert guidance. Typically Spanish (Luiz is from Galicia, the most famous food region in Spain) in terms of how relaxing and entertaining the experience was and of course the wine flows....! The location is also perfect for newcomers to Barcelona as it is right on the Ramblas.
Gracias a vosotros!

1 Thank James W
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“Instructive and enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

My wife and I were the only people at the class. Our instructor/chef Luiz was informative, helpful and very engaging. We had a wonderful evening preparing, cooking and eating Catalan/Spanish food. Highly recommended!
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Visited December 2012
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Definitely a highlight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

We chose Barcelona Cooking because of the excellent reviews it had received, and we weren't disappointed! Even though the two of us were the only participants who showed up that evening, Chef Candido made us feel incredibly welcome and relaxed. Besides guiding us through the preparations of a full course menu, he gave us useful tips on general culinary skills and was more than willing to answer any questions we had. The resulting meal was, in my opinion, the best we had in our week's stay in Barcelona! The following day, we had the pleasure of bumping into Chef Candido again at a great lunch place that he had recommended to us during the class. Without a doubt, this was the best cooking class I've attended thus far, and a highlight of our trip, and I'll be sure to pay another visit to Barcelona Cooking the next time I visit Barcelona!

Visited December 2012
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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“Must do in Barcelona!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

What a great way to spend a Saturday evening and meet people! We had the pleasure of preparing a 4 course meal with Chef Candido and met some lovely people. The class was fun and informative, the wine flowed freely and the food was some of the best we had on our trip! Didnt even attempt to order a Paella after that as it would not have been able to compare! If you like cooking or if you are a complete novice a fun night out!

Visited December 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Learn Authentic Spanish Cooking at the BEST School in Barcelona!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

This was by far the highlight of my month in Barcelona! In fact, it was so good, I came back twice! And friends went again a month later. Candido is a delightful chef with a wealth of knowledge about the nuiances of Spanish cuisine, focusing his dishes on what is in season and the freshest ingredients. My only regret is I wasn't able to come back again when the mushrooms were really in season. This school is crisp, bright and clean, has all the equipment necessary to make learning a joy, classes are not crowded so everyone has plenty of room at their personal "station", and everyone gets a chance to try their hand at new techniques (fear not, the propane torch is easy to use when you caramelize sugar on Creme Catalana). And don't pass up the Boqueria Market tour with the morning class! You will learn so much about the differences in types of tuna and Jamon and what to look for when buying fresh shellfish.
My friends and I also enjoyed several of his restaurant recommendations, very nice because these were definately not on the tourist map and it made our stay in Barcelona that much better. Don't even consider classes at another culinary school. Barcelona Cooking is the ONLY place you should go!

Visited October 2012
1 Thank DeDeDelight
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