Rooftop Catalan Paella & Sangria

Barcelona, SpainPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Benjamin

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Reception at our studio rooftop.
Preparation of a Sangria or Vermouth.
A brief explanation of traditional coastal rice dishes.
We will start by preparing the broth. Once it's up and running we will start by cutting all the vegetables and preparing the cuttlefish.
Once the rice is finished we will eat it on our rooftop terrace enjoying the Barcelona sun.
For dessert, we will prepare the classic Crema Catalana.
Last but not least, most rice lunches are culminated with a digestive drink.
Other things to note
Sun cream since we will be open air, we have plenty of shade space but sun is strong in spain
It’s a great activity for groups, on tour or with your company coworkers.
Reception at our studio rooftop.
Preparation of a Sangria or Vermouth.
A brief explanation of traditional coastal rice dishes.
We will start by preparing the broth. Once it's up and running we will start by cutting all the vegetables and preparing the cuttlefish.
Once the rice is finished we will eat it on our rooftop terrace enjoying the Barcelona sun.
For dessert, we will prepare the classic Crema Catalana.
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What's included

  • Food
    Salad
    Paella
    Crema catalana
  • Drinks
    Sangria or vermouth or a combination of both (2 glasses)
    Water

Meet your Host, Benjamin

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I'm the founder of El Port de la Cala, a restaurant located in the smallest port in the Costa Brava specialized in traditional fish recepies. Main dishes honouring true Mediterranean cusine are Suquets, Cim i Tomba and Arros Mariner.
Since we are not in Valencia, which is where Paella was probably invented, we will prepare the traditional Arros Mariner, which is a type of rice dish which uses rocky fish stock as it's core flavour.
Growing up in a very touristic village and also being the son of tourists that met on holiday and decided to stay, I was always attracted to local traditions. This constant search for authencticity brought me to the table of local families that where more than pleased to share their food with me. As it happens, I then shared such traditions with my friends and relatives.
I'm the founder of El Port de la Cala, a restaurant located in the smallest port in the Costa Brava specialized in traditional fish recepies. Main dishes honouring true Mediterranean cusine are Suquets, Cim i Tomba and Arros Mariner.
Since we are not in Valencia, which is where Paella was probably invented, we will prepare the traditional Arros Mariner, which is a type of rice dish which uses rocky fish stock as it's core flavour.
Growing up in a very touristic village and also bein…
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Passionate cooks

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Where you'll be

The entire activity will take place at our studio rooftop terrace in Poblenou, just 3 streets away from the beach.

Rated 4.80 out of 5 from 66 reviews.

Sulin
December 2021
Lovely experience with Ben at his rooftop garden. It was like catching up with an old friend, while prepping lunch leisurely. Great location as well, away from the touristy areas. All in all, a must do if you are in Barcelona!
Oliver
December 2021
In netter Runde auf der Dachterrasse Sangria trinken, Paella kochen und wunderbare Gespräche führen. So kann ich dieses Erlebnisse hervorragend zusammenfassen. Wir hatten sehr viel Spaß und ich würde dieses locker, leichte Zusammenkommen jederzeit wieder buchen (Die Seafood-Paella war übrigens die Beste, die ich jemals gegessen habe).
Savannah
November 2021
If you’re looking at doing a paella cooking class, just go ahead and book this one!!! What an amazing experience we had. And amazing food!
Kaitlin
February 2020
This was one of my favorite experiences in Spain! Benjamin’s rooftop kitchen is a gorgeous place to hang out for an afternoon, and the food he made (with us helping out as much as we wanted) was delicious, and it was so much fun to spend the afternoon with someone who could tell us all about what it’s like to actually live in Barcelona. I will definitely be looking for similar experiences on my future travels.
Sangwoo
January 2020
Benjamin was really master about the Paella & Sangria. I had really good time to cook the Paella with him. Also, he told me all the history about Paella & Sangria. I highly recommend this class for you guys!
Noah
December 2019
Lunch with Benjamin was terrific. I organized the class as a reunion with grad school friends. He was the perfect combination of professional, with his deep experience in the restaurant business and great stories, as well as relaxed host - it felt like dining with a friend rather than being served. Highly recommend!

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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.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 8 and up can attend, up to 30 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.