Tapa means lid in Spanish and is also the name given to a small appetizer, which is served to wine or beer, nowadays the offer ranges from a simple nibble to nouvelle cuisine. Tapas are a tradition and an intrinsic part of conviviality in Spain.
Back in the day, typically in bars and bodegas the glass would be covered with a slice of bread, to save the drink from flies. In time, some barowners topped the bread with some olives or anchovies and gradually the small bites became evermore creative, today Tapas are an essential part of any social gathering. .
In our Tapas Cooking Course we will learn to make tasty traditional Tapas Receipes and offer suggestions for your own Tapas Party.
About Gracia, a typical neighbourhood*
Gracia is only one stop away from Passeig de Gracia, but you’ll get the impression to be in a completely different world. In fact, until the late 19th century, Gracia was a separate village and even today you can feel it being a closely knit and strongly independent community. Its inhabitants are very proud of their origins and will specify that they are not from Barcelona, but from Gracia.
The neighbourhood is loved by artist and art-loves alike, multiculturalism is a reality and it’s the neighbourhood with the most exotic food restaurants.
Plaza del Sol is it’s most famous hangout, one bar after the other, will satisfy night lovers until the early hours, but even since it’s become trendy, Gracia has known how to maintain it’s traditional charm, and has integrated the young and hip to create an unusual and quirky mixture.
- The cooking courses usually last 3.5 – 4 hours and includes food and drinks.
- They can be tailored to your individual needs.
- No previous experience is needed and children from the age of 12 are welcome.
The cooking courses take place in Gracia.
Bookable for groups of minimum 6 people.
Description of the half day cooking course
This is a special course available for individuals or groups. During the course you will learn how to prepare a complete Tapas Menu.
The selection of the Tapas for our Menu depends on the season, so as to offer top quality and fresh ingredients.
We will offer a varied Menu, one appetizer, six Tapas, and one dessert.
- Olives and Manchego Cheese
- Cold vegetable soup, Gazpacho, with Watermelon and Mint
- Traditional Spanish omelette with potato, bread and tomatoes
- Toasted bread with iberic dried ham, mushrooms and Buffallo Mozzarella
- Calamari with saffron aioli.
- Fried sobrasada with honey and rosemary.
- Red pepper crème with Cod mousse.
- Crema catalana, typical Catalán caramel creme.
The cooking school in Gracia is fully equipped to guarantee a wonderful experience. We will start with the preparation of traditional and new Tapas. Continue to discover the secrets of the Spanish cuisine with one of the traditional main dishes and finish of the class with a delicious Crema Catalana to round of a perfectly balanced Tapas menu.
And then it’s time to taste it all! Your own creations accompanied by selected wines, will be served in beautiful surroundings. You will receive a booklet with all the recipes, so that you can reproduce the experience for your friends at home.
85€ per person
6 – 20 People
Tube stop / Metro station Verdaguer (L5 blue Line) Exit Carrer Girona / Avinguda Diagonal.
- Morning courses on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 o’clock. Followed by Lunch.
- Afternoon courses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 o’clock. Followed by Dinner.
Please arrange the exact time in advance. And feel free to contact us for other arrangements.
Cooking course, Receipes, Apron, Welcome-Cocktail, Tapas menu, 2 glasses of wine, water, coffee or tea, Lunch or Dinner and your personal guide.
Tips and Transports.
If the desired time and date of your reservation is still available you‘ll receive confirmation in 48 hours. The reservation needs to be confirmed. After confirmation half of the payment is to be transferred, to accept the reservation.
Please, when making the reservation remember to specify dates, number of participants and if any special requirements (i.e. Vegetarian, Allergies, etc…) are to be taken into account.
Menus may vary according to season and availability.
Private Cooking Events and Activities for Company Groups.
We can offer special Courses and Menus, adapted to your needs. Special and unusual dishes can also be prepared.
We also organise events with up to 100 participants.
Bei Stornierungen, die mindestens 10 Tage vor dem geplanten Kochkurs erfolgen, bei 100 Personen 14 Tage im Voraus, fallen keine Stornogebühren an.
Bei Stornierungen, die zwischen 7 und 9 Tagen vor dem geplanten Kochkurs erfolgen, fallen Stornogebühren von 50 Prozent an.
Bei Stornierungen innerhalb 6 Tagen bis zum geplanten Event fallen Stornogebühren von 100 Prozent an.
Stornieren können Sie ganz einfach per e-Mail unter Angabe Ihres Namens.