Granada Cooking Class: How to Make Paella

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Granada Cooking Class: How to Make Paella information and booking

2 hours
Departs from
Central Granada, near Calle San Marcos
Returns to
Concludes at original starting point
Time of departure

From August 1 to March 2 at 12pm

From March 3 to July 31, 2014 at 6:30pm

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Pay homage to one of Spain’s greatest culinary delights on this 2-hour paella-cooking class, led by a private chef! In a state-of-the-art kitchen in Granada, learn how to make paella from the very best -- a chef who grew up dining on the dish and has worked in some of the country’s finest restaurants! After assisting with the dish’s preparation and cooking, sit down and eat. In addition to your paella meal, a drink, dessert and recipe are all included.

Meet your chef in a private kitchen near to Granada’s Calle San Marcos area, and then start your 2-hour paella-making class! Drawing on experience gained in several top Spanish restaurants, your chef will teach you everything you need to know about the country’s classic paella dish.

Originating in Valencia around the time of the Moorish invasion, the dish has grown tenfold in its global popularity, but is still very much a regional dish in Spain -- with different ingredients and methods used in different areas of the country. During your class, make one of the most classic paellas (often served in Granada) with chicken, vegetables, short-grained rice, stock and, of course, saffron -- the spice that gives paella its opulent golden tone.

As your chef talks you through the ingredients, get stuck in and help peel, chop, mix and cook! Learn how to caramelize the meat perfectly, and how to control the heat source under the large flat-bottomed paellera pan so the rice cooks evenly. Like all authentic paellas, your dish isn’t quick to cook, so after roughly an hour of stirring and simmering, your creation will be ready to eat.

Sit down with your chef to savor the fruits of your labor, and relax with a drink and dessert. At the end of your 2-hour session, take a written copy of the recipe so you can impress friends and family back home!

What's included

  • Paella lunch/dinner
  • 1 drink (water, soda, glass of wine or beer)
  • 1 dessert
  • Recipe sheet

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Extra drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off