We joined this class coming off of a cruise ship. The timing was perfect for our day ashore. Starting with the local marketplace (which is a great way to experience it - buying supplies for the food we'll be making) then a good pace of paella making. Chef Carolina made it all so simple to understand that I'm sure I'll make a wonderful paella at home. Sharing our food together with plenty of wine and laughter made this one of the best experiences we've had.
What a wonderful experience for our entire family! We were looking forward to this class during our three week trip to Spain and it did not disappoint. We visited the school with our two children (ages 7 and 9), and they were able to participate in many ways. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the market, the prep, and the wine and food! Chef was amazing. Thank you so much for a fantastic experience.
Loved it! We did not notice we should select the sea food paella 24 hours before, but we could have the vegetarian one.
The atmosphere was just great we enjoyed meeting the people round the world. We had very good explanation about the ingredients in the market and for each step of making the paella. Finally we had very good lunch with wine and our own prepared paella.
One of the best things you could do in Valencia! Starting with a visit the central market, you get to experience authentic Valencian paella from start to finish. Our guide was friendly, very informative on local foods and a great translator. Once we were back at the restaurant, the cooking began - it truly is a hands on experience, with careful instructions but no measurements - keeping it traditional from the lovely chef, our paella was underway. As it is a small class you have the opportunity to meet and chat with the other people from all over the world, which we really enjoyed. It was an unforgettable experience with lots of laughs, I thoroughly recommend this to anyone interested in cooking or eating!
This is definitely one of the best experiences I have ever had on vacation!!! The Central Market was amazing and our guide gave us history and information about each ingredient!! She was warm and funny and friendly. Back at the kitchen our 2 chefs were helpful and hilarious!!! What a fun way to learn about a local dish and make it ourselves. Of course when it was ready, we ate our creations!! The people we met were from Oklahoma, Georgia, California, England, and Germany. We chatted like we were old friends!! There were other parts that I will not divulge so you can experience it all yourself!! Go! Go! Go!
Probably one of the single best tours/experiences we've ever done! From meeting the cheerful friendly staff, to the nice stroll to the awesome market to purchase the ingredients we needed, to the impeccably immaculate kitchen we cooked in, to the funny, talented, and highly experienced head chef this was FANTASTIC. This was by no means a demo! It was a totally hands on experience that ended up in the single best meal we had in Spain. On top of that it was a great value because I'd have paid the same amount just to EAT this terrific meal! Don't hesitate for a second. If this is your type of thing you will NOT find a better way to do it or better folks to do it with! And as a bonus, besides the certificate of completion you get, they also provide you with a beautiful apron and hat as a way ot remember the great day!
This is such a great way to experience Valencia. The cooking facilities are fantastic and the group was small so we were all able to get involved in all aspects of the cooking and ask lots of questions. We were treated to a lovely three course lunch afterwards with our Paella's as the main dish with wine and had fun tasting each other's dishes and comparing how different each Paella was, despite all using the same recipe. Really recommend this anyone with a few hours to spare as it's a great way to have fun, meet people and learn more about Valencian culture.
We had the best time, so much so that we want to take the class again. The next time we will try to cook the seafood Paella. My wife and I took the course together, we have to say that it was the highlight of our trip. We met some really interesting people in our group. We definitely recommend this course.