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Valencian Cellar Tours
** Market visit, Authentic Paella Cooking Class with Valencian Chef **
In collaboration with two cooking schools we offer Paella cooking classes. The morning starts visiting the Mercado Central, Valencia´s unique Central Market.
The enormous Modernista concoction was designed by Alejandro Soler & Francisco Guardia and was completed in 1928 comprising of wrought iron and stained glass surmounted with cupolas and elaborate weathervanes. Whilst the building is impressive it is the sheer array of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and all manner of local produce that is quite astounding inside the market. Beneath the central glass dome over 1000 stalls offer their delicacies fresh from the huerta of Valencia, many sellers specialising in particular foods.
You will be accommpanied with a respected Valencian chef to select the various ingredients for the paella/arroz cooking class and is a great way to experience the local market ambiance and daily way of life of Valencians... following the market visit you make your way a short walk to the cooking class, a restaurant/school in the old town passing the Lonja and many old relic buildings of the city..
Now in posession of fresh produce you will have first class instruction in English & Spanish to prepare a Paella Valenciana . Of course you are provided with apron etc and during moments while not actively cooking, you are invited to sample Valencian white/red wine or local artisan cerveza.
It´s a fun way of learning how to cook the world famous, authentic Paella and comes complete with Diploma Certificate from the School ..after all you are now a Master Paellero . Finally having created your Paella you may now enjoy it in the restaurant ...served with a Valencian Salad made with finest Valencian tomatoes from the Huerta, a dessert sweet and also accompanied with local Valencian wine, beer or refreshment to choose.
Price: - Euro 75 per person *
Itinerary: - Meeting at Cooking School 1000hrs - 10 min walk from Mercado Central
- Central Market escorted guided purchasing visit
- Cooking Class session with host chef in English/Spanish
- Paella lunch & salad served with Valencian wine, beer or refreshment.
Duration: - Approx. 4hrs.
* Transport not included. Includes approx 20-25 minutes city walking/market shopping by foot .
This class may be booked with a Wine Tasting Express or Dinner for a complete food and wine day!
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