Making Paella: From Market to Mouth!

Adult
€99

Paella is more than just a meal — it’s a celebration! It’s what locals in Mallorca eat on Sundays with family, or during festivals and holidays. And we want you to celebrate this culture with your own special paella day! Join a local chef in his family home and learn how to make this famous Mediterranean dish. They say the glory of the “Mastro Paellero” (the cook) can last for days or even weeks after his or her meal, depending on the quality of the paella. How about you? Think you have what it takes to be a Mastro Paellero for a day?!

Mallorca Food Tour Highlights

  • Learn how to make authentic Mediterranean paella with a local “paellero” as your teacher
  • Shop the local market for fresh ingredients and chat with the vendors
  • Visit a village in the UNESCO-honoured Sierra Tramuntana mountains
  • Participate in an informal cooking class in the chef’s own family home
  • Enjoy a paella lunch paired with Mallorcan wine and homemade dessert

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide and personal paella chef, lunch (paella, appetizer, and dessert), drinks (natural lemonade or beer, Mallorcan wine, water, digestif), all the ingredients for cooking, and public transportation fare.

Exclusions: Additional food or drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide and the chef.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Meeting point: In front of the equestrian King James I statue, in Plaza España, Palma. View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 9.45 AM
  • Ending point: Plaza de España.
  • Full Itinerary
  • We meet for your Mallorca cooking class in Plaza Espana, and from there head over to a local market in the city centre that’s over 60 years old. It’s the kind of place that appeals to all five senses, with fresh spices, produce, meats, and fish all for sale. We buy the basic ingredients for our classic Mediterranean paella, and you get to browse the stands, chat with the vendors, and discover how to shop and where to eat if you decide to come back to the market later on on your own. And don’t worry, because we’re in Palma de Mallorca, we have a relaxed shopping experience, not like in your grocery stores back home! You have time to take photos, or to shop around with the help of your local guide.

    Once we have all the things we need, we hop on board the public bus and ride out to the Sierra Tramuntana mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage area famous for its beauty and panoramic vistas. It’s here that your local guide, Ramon, welcomes you into his stone house, in a little village. If the weather’s nice, we cook outside in the yard; if not, we cosy up indoors and cook in the kitchen.

    Ramon ensures you feel comfortable and gives you some simple tasks as he explains the whole process of cooking paella from start to finish. Your cooking class follows the same rhythm as your shopping trip: slow. We prepare all the ingredients with care, and you learn about every step and the reason why each ingredient is included. Be prepared to experience every step of the cooking process with all your senses!  Smell the delicious aromas, listen to the sizzling, see the colours, touch the textures (we make sure you wash your hands first!), and, best of all, taste the flavours! And of course, we can’t have hungry chefs with all that food around, so as we cook, we also snack on some local tapas paired with a beer or soft drink.

    Once it’s all prepared, we dive into the best part: lunch! We honour the delicious results of our efforts with some local Mallorcan wine, and then enjoy a homemade dessert with coffee or tea. Finally, we finish it all off with a typical post-meal tradition in Mallorca: a glass of hierbas, a local liqueur. And ours is homemade by your guides! Relax with your digestif and chat about your time on the island.

    Once it’s all done, we take the local bus back to Palma, and you have the afternoon to explore more of the city… or take a nap after all that paella!

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide and personal paella chef, lunch (paella, appetizer, and dessert), drinks (natural lemonade or beer, Mallorcan wine, water, and digestif), all the ingredients for cooking, and public transportation fare.

    Exclusions: Additional food or drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide and the chef.

    Dress standard: Please wear covered shoes to protect your feet during cooking.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a minimum of two, maximum of nine people. If your group is bigger, just contact us and we will offer you a private tour just for your group, following your taste and needs (price, recipe, location, transportation, etc.).

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: Travellers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +34 717 702 820
    Email address: [email protected]

  • Reviews
  • Mrs. Janice M. from United Kingdom travelled on 12 May 2017:

    A wonderful chance to experience the art behind making paella, and better still, tasting the delicious food prepared by a gastronomic expert. Superb!