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Exploring One Of Barcelona's Most Authentic Districts
Exploring One Of Barcelona's Most Authentic Districts

Exploring one of Barcelona's most authentic districts

Taste The World's Best Ham At The Sant Antoni Market

Taste the world's best ham at the Sant Antoni market

Toasting New Friends With A Vermouth At A Traditional Bodega

Toasting new friends with a vermouth at a traditional bodega

Make Your Own Pan Amb Tomaquet Bread... Catalonia's Favourite Snack

Make your own pan amb tomaquet bread... Catalonia's favourite snack

Feeling Brave? Then Try Drinking Wine From The Regional Porron Vessel...

Feeling brave? Then try drinking wine from the regional porron vessel...

Delicious Calamari Croquettes, A Modern Take On A Classic Recipe

Delicious calamari croquettes, a modern take on a classic recipe

A Glass Of Cava? Don't Mind If I Do...

A glass of Cava? Don't mind if I do...

Enjoying Creative Tapas At One Of Barcelona's New Wave Of Tapas Bars...

Enjoying creative tapas at one of Barcelona's new wave of tapas bars...

Exploring One Of Barcelona's Most Authentic DistrictsTaste The World's Best Ham At The Sant Antoni MarketToasting New Friends With A Vermouth At A Traditional BodegaMake Your Own Pan Amb Tomaquet Bread... Catalonia's Favourite SnackFeeling Brave? Then Try Drinking Wine From The Regional Porron Vessel...Delicious Calamari Croquettes, A Modern Take On A Classic RecipeA Glass Of Cava? Don't Mind If I Do...Enjoying Creative Tapas At One Of Barcelona's New Wave Of Tapas Bars...

If you truly want to understand Barcelona’s food scene then look no further than this walking gastronomic tour of the Sant Antoni district. Life in this charismatic barrio is centred around the Sant Antoni food market, which is as vibrant and stimulating as you might imagine – but without the tourists that swarm the more famous La Boqueria mercado on Las Ramblas – making it the perfect place to learn about Catalan gastronomy.

Beginning here you will taste some of the finest delicacies in the whole of Spain straight from the market stalls, such as cured Iberian ham and manchego cheese, before heading to a local bodega for a vermouth aperitif served with olives, anchovies and artichokes with Catalan romesco sauce. You can even make your own pan amb tomaquet (tomato bread), a simple dish that involves smearing fresh tomatoes, garlic and olive oil on rustic bread, but one that every Catalan is rightly proud of – it’s essentially the national dish! Braver travellers can also try their hand at drinking from the porron wine vessel, a tricky art that is likely to earn you a wet vest.

No one has done as much to influence Catalan (and indeed world) cuisine as Ferran and Albert Adria, of elBulli fame. The brothers in fact own several exclusive restaurants in this very district, and after tasting some of Barcelona’s traditional cuisine it’s time to head to two restaurants that form part of a new wave of tapas bars inspired by the Adria brothers’ creativity. Here you’ll get to taste progressively more avant garde dishes such as calamari croquettes, beans with truffle, avocado and quail eggs and sliced octopus on parmentier foam. The tour is rounded off with a visit to a classic-style Barcelona cafe for a glass of Valencian orxata and traditional pastries.

Combining tastes, context and experiences, no gourmet is going to want to miss this local Barcelona food tour!

Price
€119
  • Included:
  • 16 food tastes
  • 4 local drinks
  • Gourmet guide
  • Market tour
  • Artisan store visit

Your Foodie Companion

Irish-born, but Barcelona resident for over a decade, Zara knows all the culinary secrets of the Sant Antoni district – she lives here after all – and is ready to share them with her fellow food lovers. A trained sommelier, she recently founded the Uncorked Bodega wine cellar and loves to pair the local vinos with the city’s best tapas.

Some Practical Details on the Catalan Gastronomy Tour

    Availability: Saturdays at noon (other days of the week may be available on demand).

    Duration: 3.5 hours

   Group Size: maximum of 8 people.

     Meeting Point: Outside La Confiteria Cafe, near Parallel metro station.

    My Tip: Bring a bottle of water, comfortable shoes.

Perfect For

Food lovers

Solos, couples or friends

Getting off the beaten path

Pros

A smorgasbord of Spanish flavours

Cool local district

Great context and experiences

Cons

Limited wine

MY VERDICT

You really get a fantastic understanding of what, how and why the Catalans eat, not only through the wise words of the guide but from tasting it all yourself! Each of the bars have their own style and charisma, and I enjoyed the ‘experiential’ nature of the tour, such as drinking from the porron – even if it proved a bit messy.

RESERVE YOUR SPACE

To book the Catalan Gastronomy food tour of Barcelona send an email to info@barcelonawinetours.com with your preferred date and the number of people you wish to book for. You can expect an email reply within 48 hours (usually much faster!).

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