from Canada, June 2018
"Fabulous culinary and cultural experience "
Great cooking classes in beautiful Valencia. The itinerary was packed with great activities. I learned about Valencian cuisine, discovered so many wonderful restaurants, visited the historic city, enjoyed time in Albufura, olive oil mill and winery tour. A jammed pack itinerary. Xavi is a great host, chef and instructor. Very nice hotel located in the center of town. Highly recommended.
Tom L. United Kingdom
Great fun with a great tutor, would highly recommend to all! We came as a couple but by the end of the evening got to know everyone else. The paella was taught well in easy to follow steps and tasted great!
Our charismatic host, Xavi gave us a run-down on the history of paella as well as explaining, step-by-step, what we would need to do. Everyone then divided into pairs to make you own lunch - which, on our visit, consisted of a traditional paella and Spanish tortilla - with the ever watchful Xavi on hand if you got stuck, or took a wrong turn.
We were served a fabulous welcome drink using a fuity orange liqueur and beers were always on hand to keep the chefs refreshed throughout. Once cooked we all sat down to dine together and compare our creations. I've always considered myself pretty good with the paella pan, but there was plenty of new things I learned and I look forward to trying out when I get back home. A great way to spend a few hours.
Excellent cooking class.. Warm friendly atmosphere. Javi is a great instructor .. I had a chance to know, practice, and enjoy cooking with nice group. Will consider going back for a new lesson.