Delicious seafood paella plus local market

Sitges, SpainPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Rosa

3.5 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.

What you'll do

This is an ideal all-weather experience for groups of friends, and also for families.

We'll drive to the market in Vilanova to buy the freshest ingredients, as we locals do, where you'll feel you're maybe the only foreign visitor around! Then we'll drive back to Sitges and you'll cook and eat a delicious paella, together with other delicacies (such as 'gazpacho' or others, depending on the season). It's a hands-on experience by all means, so come ready for that!

We'll drink some cava (or soft drinks) and learn about the different ingredients. Altogether we'll simply enjoy the good Mediterranean life!

Here you are the link to check train timetable from Barcelona to Sitges (http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/cercanias/barcelona/)

In case of family with children, send me a message to enquire about availability and price. There are cats in the home, but the place is very airy. If you have any allergies, I'll make arrangements to make your experience perfect.

Thanks.
Other things to note
If coming from Barcelona there are 4 trains every hour to Sitges, which take 35', very easy to reach. After the paella you can also enjoy the rest of the afternoon in the charming streets of Sitges.
This is an ideal all-weather experience for groups of friends, and also for families.

We'll drive to the market in Vilanova to buy the freshest ingredients, as we locals do, where you'll feel you're maybe the only foreign visitor around! Then we'll drive back to Sitges and you'll cook and eat a delicious paella, together with other delicacies (such as 'gazpacho' or others, depending on the season). It's a hands-on experience by all me…

What's included

  • Food
    All the ingredients
    Eveything needed for cooking the paella and whatev...
  • Drinks
    Cava
    Water and soft drinks will be available if you don't want any cav...
  • Transportation
    I'll drive you Sitges-Vilanova-Sitges in a comfortable air-conditioned mini...

Meet your Host, Rosa

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 45 Reviews
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Catalan born, I've been an English teacher for 20 years and a passionate about travelling and cooking for longer than that. Mingling with the locals is key to learning about the place you're visiting, and doing it through food and a good chat with a local is definitely the best way. I'll share with you the family recipe that has given me such a reputation among my friends, but first, shall we go to the market?
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Where you'll be

From Sitges train station, I'll drive you to Vilanova market, for an authentic experience, frequented by locals in search for the freshest food.
Next we'll drive back to Sitges, where I'll share with you the secrets to delicious paella and we'll have lunch by the pool, or in the dining room in case of rain. An experience for all seasons and weather!

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 45 reviews.

Morna
November 2019
Rosa was amazing, I would highly recommend this experience to anyone that wants to immerse themselves in the culture and learn the proper way to cook in Spain! She went beyond just paella and taught us a couple of additional recipes. She’s a delight!
Victoria
November 2019
We had an amazing experience with Rosa! She made us feel at home, while still enveloping us in the local culture! She was so personable, funny, and enjoyable! She speaks about Catalunya and her culture with such passion and care, and she puts that’s same passion into her cooking! I am not a cook at all, but I have honestly never made better food, she’s that good! It was a once in a lifetime experience and I am so thankful for all she taught us!
Jose
November 2019
An amazing experience and with the best host ever. From the moment you make contact with Rosa to the moment you say bye to her, this experience feels like home. Highly recommended! I would certainly come back and recommend to everyone that wants to have a Paella cooking/learning experience! Thank you Rosa for an amazing experience!!
Andres
October 2019
The best experience I have done so thanks to Rosa and AirBnb for that. Rosa welcomed me into her beautiful home and we cooked a delicious authentic paella together. It was everything I was hoping for and more. From shopping for the ingredients at the local market to cooking her personal recipe at her home. Eating on her patio and poolside was a treat. I highly recommend this experience.
Tanner
September 2019
What a fantastic host Rosa was! I highly reccomend this experience with her. She shows you A-Z how to cook seafood paella with the best ingredients from the local market she takes you to and not a commercialized supermarket. A very authentic experience that she puts her passion into. Not to mention her home is built for entertaining guests around the family meal experience. Don't hesitate to her paella cooking experience.
Fernando
September 2019
Nice experience. Rosa was very nice showing around the market and very patient as i was also doing some shopping to myself. Good experience.

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the Host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the Host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Fish allergy
Shellfish allergy

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 8 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.