Farm day cooking experience
Let us take you directly to the field where you will be able to pick your own lunch!! In this seasonal activity, you will be able to learn about how to grow, how to cook and how to eat local specialities. From calçots (a cross between spring onion & leek) to xatonada, gazpacho or delicious veggie paella, depending on the season. All picked by you from organic-farming fields.
What will you do?
We’ll pick you up at 10:00 am and drive for 30 minutes to the fields. There you will meet the farmers and start harvesting. After the harvesting, we will drive for 15 minutes to the cottage house and there we will meet with the chef and the owners of the house. From preparing the vegetables to fire-making, sauce making, all will be cooked by you and the chef. Even toasting the sugar on top of the Crema Catalana for dessert.
All this fun will take place in a beautiful family cottage house from the 1600’s century, where the owners will welcome you to their house and you will be able to enjoy this great meal, directly from the field to the table.
Finally, we will drive you back to the city around you will be back to the city at around 17:30 pm, depending on the traffic.
What will you eat ?
Depending on the season:
In spring time, we harvest fava beans and green peas, crunchy lettuce, onions, carrots, beetroot…We take these ingredients with us and add some more to cook a wonderful veggie rice paella and have it outside under the trees and the Mediterranean sun, with the wine, the fresh salad and freshly baked bread with tomato and extra virgin olive oil…also you can learn how to do traditional sauces like aioli (allioli)…
In summer time, we harvest zucchini, red pepper, aubergine, onions, tomatos, green beans…. we will learn how to do a wonderful refreshing gazpacho and veggie rice paella…
Autum is time of mushrooms, pumkins, figs and other delicious food that we will use to prepare more traditional dishes…
And…in winter season you will enjoy a calçotada, a barbecue meal unique to the area and devoted to a variety of spring onions. Why is calçotada so special? Groups of friends and family giggling and laughing as they gather round tables set out in courtyards, put on silly paper bibs and get down and dirty with a calçot. First, the fire-blackened outer layer of the onion is pulled away to reveal a juicy white core. Then the tip is dipped into romesco (nut and red pepper) sauce and the dripping calçot is lowered into the mouth in one go. You repeat this two or three dozen times. This starter is followed by delicious grilled meat and washed down with wine from the porró, the traditional Catalan pitcher.
This is a great experience for families but also for any group of friends who wish to enjoy a memorable day during their stay in Barcelona.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Transport in a comfortable vehicle or minivan
- Awesome local driver-guide
- A lot of fun harvesting your vegetables (organic farming)
- More fun cooking them on site with a professional chef
- A great 3-course traditional lunch & local wine
- A great day spent at a local family’s cottage house (their home)
- By booking this day trip you support 2 local projects of organic farming
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
- Tips (always graciously accepted)
- Any other meals not mentioned above
Organic farming fields
Family Cottage House
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions and in a cooler area, please dress appropriately
- Comfortable boots or trainers are recommended to get into the fields