Market to Table

BUY THE FOOD, COOK THE FOOD, EAT THE FOOD. REPEAT.

The experience begins with discovering the small streets and busy markets of the city and ends with a tailored cooking class at our beautiful kitchen space Espai EGG in the heart of El Raval. We love to talk about local culinary customs and impart tips and tricks for buying (and saving) produce and getting the most out of your kitchen. 

We like to keep things personal, so our 4-hour Market to Table experience is limited to 8 participants. By capping our classes we ensure that producers and locals at the market are respected, and that your entire experience is as hands-on and participative as possible. We don't have employees and take every tour and class ourselves. Personal touch, that's what we're about.

 
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FIRST WE TOUR...

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 Boquería 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, jamón or olive oil before heading back to the the kitchen, just a 5 minute walk from the market, to put your hands to work!

NEXT WE COOK...

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. 

AND THEN WE DINE...

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 café on the way out

 

What people say about us...

Ella and Alberto make it very easy for you to learn things while having a great time! From valuable information about local food to precious cooking tips, you wish you’d taken your notebook to write down all the things you’d like to remember, but you’re too busy watching food colors and chiefs craft anyway! And then mouth fireworks on the roof terrace with the food you got to prepare with them. Thank you so much Ella and Alberto for this delicious moment !
— Marie, July 2016
We had such a great time with Alberto and Ella! We booked a lunch tour and cooking class with them and it was the highlight of our trip. It was a large group, 6 of us, and Alberto and Ella both were so friendly and welcoming with us telling us all about Barcelona and the organic food movement in Barcelona now. If you get the opportunity to have lunch or dinner with these wonderful folks take them up on it! They are so nice and their terrace for lunch is an incredible spot. Thanks Alberto and Ella for your amazing hospitality! All the best!
— Elizabeth, June 2016
Alberto & Ella were amazing hosts! They immediately made everyone feel welcome. During the market tour, they took their time explaining local customs and foods. Then we walked to their beautiful home, where we all contributed prepping and cooking the meal. We learned some new cooking techniques from Alberto & Ella along the way. We loved eating together with our new friends on the terrace and learning about everyone’s travels and home countries. Alberto & Ella are wonderful people and chefs who support local producers and organic, sustainable practices. This event was one of the best parts of our trip.
— Jessica, June 2016
Alberto and Ella are talented chefs, fun, informative and more. We had the best time with Alberto’s market tour, cooking expertise, and relaxed conversation at their quaint place in old town Barcelona. It felt local - full of spirit (duende) and a true taste of life in beautiful Spain. A great value and an even better afternoon spent with this fun couple!
— Paul, April 2016
 

Ready to book?

To reserve one of 8 places for our Market to Table experience, click below and you will be redirected to the platform EatWith.com where you can read more reviews, browse dates, suggest a date, select and pay for your tour. 
 

Need something special?

For groups larger than 8 people, or to organize a tailor-made or private tour or class, please contact us. We custom design tapas tours, wine tastings, eat & cycle tours and classes for larger groups, just get in contact and let us know what you need!