Catalonian Tastes and Treasures
Costa Brava, Catalonia
About the location: This wonderful gourmet food and wine tour takes you to the Costa Brava, a land of outstanding beauty, filled with charming fishing villages and well preserved medieval towns in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia by the Mediterranean Sea. You will be based in the L’Empordá region where the enchanting landscape, filled with rolling hills and picturesque stone-built villages is a pleasure to explore as well as the beautiful beaches and cliffs of the amazing Costa Brava.
This lovely countryside is home to the stylish and intimate four-star hotel, situated right on the sea with beautiful gardens and pool and spa. From here you will visit the nearby medieval villages of Pals, Ullastret, Peratallada and more of Dali’s route. You will discover the route of Dali’s amazing and surreal art, gorgeous villas and castles, lovely beaches and wonderful wineries, along with the discovery of a cuisine that is unique, imaginative and varied.
About the lessons: You will be presented with the discovery of the Catalan cuisine that is unique, imaginative and varied. Cooking classes will be held at the prestigious cooking school of L’Empordá , where you will be introduced to the most traditional recipes of Catalonia as well as a few avante-garde recipes called “Cocina de Autor.“ The staff of instructors are all professional chefs, speak English, and are delighted to pass on their secrets of this cuisine.
Other unique culinary activities will be some visits to artisan food producers, the local fish port or Palamós, and a professionally guided wine tasting.