I’ll share the secrets of Catalan gastronomy and the stories behind our recipes in an informative, enjoyable and very entertaining cooking class!
For starters: We’ll open our appetite by preparing several boards with a selection of Iberian cold cuts and Spanish cheeses accompanied by our traditional “pa amb tomaquet” (bread soaked in tomato and olive oil). You’ll learn to cook our famous Spanish omelette, traditional “pinchos” and other surprising tapas. We’ll wash them all down with fantastic homemade sangria!
Our star dish: With the engines running, we’ll jump onto our star dish, the Paella. We’ll accompany it with some of the best Catalan wines selected by my great friend and sommelier Marta Amad and me.
To finish up: You’ll learn the technique to cook one of the traditional desserts par excellence in Catalonia: The Crema Catalana.
My cooking classes are an ideal activity for Team Building!
Live, cook and enjoy the magic of living like a local with Teresa Hergé!
In the market: Immerse yourself in the life of the local person by accompanying me to one of the many fascinating traditional markets in the city of Barcelona. Together, we’ll buy all the ingredients we need to prepare the best dishes in Catalan gastronomy while contributing to the local economy.
At home: We’ll cook a delicious paella, a number of different wonderful tapas, and our star dessert, Crema Catalana.
To wash it all down: Your experience includes Sangria, fantastic Catalan wines, coffees and even traditional shots!
My husband, two-year-old daughter, and I had such an amazing time learning how to cook Spanish food with Teresa! Teresa put so much time, work, and thoughtfulness making sure that our experience was great. Teresa also worked really hard at making the date and time work for us, even though we were making our request at the last minute--she really cares about what she does. She even got little presents for my daughter to help keep her occupied, which was very sweet. The food was delicious and I learned a lot about Spanish cooking. As my pictures show, the table was decorated in the cutest way imaginable as well. You can tell that Teresa loves hosting and is extremely hospitable. You will also be served more food than you can possibly eat and it is so delicious you will want to eat all of it! We felt like we had a really authentic experience as we were traveling and it was so nice to be able to spend some time with locals. I would recommend Teresa's cooking and teaching to anyone--this was an amazing experience! Thank you so much, Teresa, for all the memories and delicious food!
I had a fantastic time with Teresa! I arrived earlier to help her cook and she had already prepared some small starter food to eat, which was delicious. Teresa explained the whole process of cooking the paella, as well as some of the other dishes, the whole while I was just eating and eating! There was also a selection of different drinks - wine, sangria, etc - and Teresa always made sure I had a full glass! The actual lunch was delicious and very well thought-out and put together. I had a great time both eating as well as talking with Teresa about Barcelona, Catalan people as well as all sorts of other travelling stories. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to have an authentic meal and eat amazing food. Teresa was a great host and I left very full and very happy!
Theresa was truly wonderful. We had such a colorful and delicious experience. Theresa was warm and welcoming. We were with her through the cooking process, and she taught us her mother's paella recipe. She is a fun and outgoing host who cooked while we sipped on homemade sangria and local wines. She spoke to us about growing up in Barcelona, the culture, the holidays, and sites to see (in Barcelona and all over Spain). We cannot speak too highly of this experience and are truly grateful to have met Theresa and to have sampled her delicious cooking.
I had a great afternoon with Teresa. Her skill and passion shines through. We had some delicious nibbles to start (including home prepared boquerones!) A selection of delicious cold cuts and cheeses. Followed by the prettiest (and tastiest) paella I have ever eaten. The drinks were plentiful. And it was nice that Teresa sat down to eat with us instead of hiding in the kitchen which sometimes happens. Highly recommended.
If you are traveling to Barcelona, YOU MUST BOOK TIME WITH TERESA! Why? 1. Her food is fantastic. 2. The interaction and learning to cook Paella is fantastic. 3. Teresa's hospitality is fantastic. 4. The overall experience is fantastic. Did i mention everything was FANTASTIC!!!! Seriously, this was our brightest experience during our last visit to Spain. We highly recommend you do this.
I had four friends visiting from the U.S. They were only going to be here for three days. I decided to put together some activities that would be memorable. The night we spent with Tess at her home kitchen was exactly that. We had very good tapas, sangria and delicious paella. Tess was the perfect hostess. This will be one of my stops whenever I have friends visiting.
We had a fun and memorable evening with Teresa. The food (Tapas) was great, and it was also great to learn the insights of Spanish cooking from her.
Teresa was a great host. We ate a lot of delicious food, and I tried morcilla for the first time. It was a real pleasure to have her cook dinner for us and to get to taste her dishes.