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“Best way to spend a day in BCN--cooking and eating!”
Review of Bear on Bike

Bear on Bike
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US$95.41*
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Market to Table: Market Tour & Cooking Class
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A good chef nurtures relationships with suppliers, and knows where to buy great produce and how to choose the best ingredients. Our market tour and cooking class begins with a guided walk around La Boqueria market. As we wander we talk about local culinary customs and how to pick the best local and seasonal produce. We make a few stops to try local cheese, jamon or olive oil before heading back to the the kitchen, just a 5 minute walk from the market, to put your hands to work! We tailor our class menus to what´s fresh and available at the market and we always have a great time in the kitchen, with a glass of wine in hand. We place focus on sustainability, and have plenty of tips and tricks for you to take home with you to avoid excess plastic when shopping, and make the most of your produce and kitchen. We teach everything from Catalan basics & Mediterranean staples to healthy alternatives and fancy techniques to impress your friends. When the work is done we head out onto the adjoining garden terrace to put this finishing touches and enjoy the meal. Here, you can relax and enjoy beautiful food with local organic wines. We treat all our guests as new found friends, and love to share our space and philosophy with them. Before you go, we will load you up with recommendations for our favourite bars, restaurants and things to do in Barcelona. You can even purchase some of the beautiful local products used in our class, or have a specialty coffee in the Espai EGG cafe on the way out We treat all our guests as new found friends, and love to share our space and philosophy with them. If you would like to learn more about us, just click above to read our profile.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is actually my second event with Ella & Alberto...joined a pop-up dinner with them in early March and the food was so amazing that I wanted to learn how to make it from them! We had an insightful visit to the Boqueria Market, followed by hours of fun chit-chat, learning better knife skills, drinking wine, eating snacks, cooking a seriously large meal, and of course, sitting down with the group to eat. My friend and I so LOVED our day, as they are kind, patient, professional chefs that love sharing their space and their knowledge of great food. They had alternative options for me to create vegetarian dishes, and I appreciated that every detail, including meal presentation, is thought of. It is worth every euro to spend time in their kitchen, and I know that I will be returning for future events with them.

Thank Melissa S
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BearonBike, Owner at Bear on Bike, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you so much Melissa for this lovely review and for being such a wonderful repeat customer. We´re so glad you enjoyed your second event with us as much as the first and of course, can´t wait to see you at more fun evenings and activities at Espai EGG!

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"sous vide"
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Such a fun day! My friend lives in Barcelona and this was a surprise treat for me. Alberto and Ella were welcoming, kind, and patient, and the food was AMAZING! Would definitely spend the day cooking with them again.

Thank Becki K
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We went on this tour while visiting Barcelona with a group of friends. Ella and Alberto curated an interesting tour and an impressive afternoon of cooking delicious and creative food. They have a beautiful aesthetic that can be seen both in the space in which they hold the class and in the dishes they create during class. The class was informative and fun, and they were extremely accomidating of my vegetarianism - highly recommended.

Thank Katherine V
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BearonBike, Owner at Bear on Bike, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Katherine thank you so much for booking with us and for bringing along the whole group. We´re so glad you enjoyed the day with us and we hope you guys will continue to enjoy the recipes once you´re back home. Thank you also for all the wonderful photos you took! All the best, Ella & Alberto

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Ella and Alberto make a great team. From the moment you walk into their space you're taken by their charm and easy going attitude. Every step was explained so well that I actually remembered how to make the dishes at home. They both really made me feel like a proper chef. I even learned how to properly hold a knife.I had been doing it wrong this whole time. The meal turned out to be delicious and so was the company. Everyone else in the class was so easy to talk to. This wasn't the typical tourist experience where it's kind of just thrown together cookie cutter style. This is a unique activity where you get to experience the authenticity of the local Barcelona food scene.

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BearonBike, Owner at Bear on Bike, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Evan, thank you so much for joining us for a wonderful day. We´re keen to know how the knew knife technique is going for you haha! Thank you for the beautiful photos, and for your wonderful presence in the class. Hope to see you again next time!

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We learned to make paella with a pretty large group of friends, and it was incredibly informative, totally fun and just a joy. All the food involved in this once-in-a-lifetime experience was exquisite (and incredibly healthy as well). I can't recommend Espai Egg highly enough. DO THIS!

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BearonBike, Owner at Bear on Bike, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Mike thank you so much for your heartfelt recommendation, and for bringing all your friends with you! Hopefully the recipes are getting a bit of use at your place too. Hasta la próxima!

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