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An afternoon Cooking Class with Chef Alfredo Rodriguez

Should be fun (If we're able to stay awake after our long journey to Barcelona)

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Maybe you remember the old commercial "I'd walk a mile for a camel".

Well, we'll travel a total of 6416 miles to get from Pinedale WY to Barcelona, Spain to try some unique Spanish foods We leave Salt Lake City airport at 8:05 MST (after a 4 1/2-hour drive) and fly to Atlanta Georgia arriving there at 10:10 EST. Then our flight from Atlanta departs at 5:45PM and arrives at 8:55 AM next day (who knows what time zone.) So, Chef Alfredo Rodriquez will have to excuse us if we happen to nod off during our afternoon cooking session. Our weariness will certainly not have an impact on this exciting opportunity to learn how to make some typical Spanish Cuisine!


Starting at 3PM -

1. Another visit to the market: La Boqueria - the one I mentioned in blog of 17-12-2021 - what a great start, being able to select some of the foods from the market that we'll later turn into some gastronomical creations;

2.Next we continue with a practical cooking class led by a professional chef;


3. And finally - perhaps the best part - A Tasting Menu of 12 dishes ...

Seafood paella (with fish straight from the Mediterranean!)
 Spanish omelet (here's one Jeff's sure to repeat when we get back home)
 Potatoes “Bravas” with three sauces (I for one am curious about these 3 sauces)
 Iberian cold cuts (here's one we had before - pigs are fed acorns which give the ham a unique flavor)
 Andalusian fish (I've heard of Andalusian horses but fish- that's a new one on me!)
 Traditional garlic prawns (Garlic! Prawns! - say no more)
 Traditional croquettes (de Jamon - the only croquettes you'll ever need!)
 Manchego cheese (if you're from Wisconsin, you know cheese - but manchego?, Well let's give it a go!)
 Cantabrian anchovies (never been a big anchovy fan ... but when in Rome ...)
 Mussels with salsa (both Jeff and Eric will have their mouths watering before this one is served!)
 Octopus “feira” (this is like getting a taste of seaside Spain... Buon Appetito!)
 Catalan cream for an hour (Ahhh. desert, hopefully we still have room!)
 Accompanied by fine wine with denomination of origin (Nothing like a fine wine with food :)
 Coffee or tea.

UMMMM ... after this we should be ready to head back to our hotel and catch up on whatever sleep we need to slip into the new time zone we're currently in.

Posted by Where2FromHere 16:13 Archived in Spain Tagged barcelona cooking class paella boqueria

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