Slow Food Catalan cuisine tour

Join an exploration trip around rural Catalonia with Slow Food chef Sergi de Meià, a Catalan cuisine ambassador and advocate for sustainable farming

This is a journey to the source of Catalan cuisine, where produce and landscape merge and create rich dishes with a distant origin. Aborígens partners up with Sergi de Meià, a Slow Food chef and president of the Catalan Cuisine Institute, to deliver a unique 9 days program that includes fine dining and peasant meals, visits to artisanal food makers, cooking classes and much more.

Check out the following day to day itinerary to get further details of such an amazing chef-led trip:

    Aborígens and Sergi de Meià welcomes you to Barcelona, first stop of our culinary trip. After a rendezvous at the hotel and introductions, our host chef SdM will be cooking for the group at a private venue the typical family meal for a local family. We couldn’t think of a better immersion to Catalan cuisine.
    Food markets and foodhouses -between a tavern and a humble restaurant where locals go find their comfort food and home cooking style dishes- define the character of Barcelona, its people and their cuisine. Explore with us a real neighborhood market before sampling the real food from our city far from tourist traps. After a nap, evening at leisure to go shopping or cultural visits (suggestions provided).
    There was a time when the wealthiest families in Barcelona -Milà, Güell, Ametller, etc- made some young architects build some apartment buildings that would change the landscape and history of our city. Today we are going to see where and how they used to live, but also how chefs cooked for them with a unique, fine Modernist lunch by a Slow Food chef inside a breathtaking building.
    Barcelona may be known lately for their fine-dining scene, but the country has a rich, peasant food culture that is worth exploring. Travel with us to the countryside and together we will meet cheese and sausage makers before a rural-style lunch. Tonight we stay in a boutique rural hotel, where our host chef SdM will be offering a Catalan cuisine cooking class not to be missed.
    Montsec mountain range is an ecosystem itself. Half way to the Pyrenees, it has been a path for shepherds, a land of wine, for beekeepers, saffron producers, olive oil mills, fruit orchards and so, becoming an unkown food pantry for the country. Today we will whisper you some of its secrets, spending a day with artisans and food makers. Then, we will spend the evening foraging some plants and flowers that we will be used in a beautiful botanical dinner cooked by our chef Sergi.
    Sergi de Meià will take us to his favorite places, showcasing the secrets of his family’s homeland. Those places where he discovered his passion for cooking, for people working the land, for local traditions and all good produce that he sources from this region. This is a day about Sergi de Meià as its best.
    On our way back to Barcelona we will explore the well-known wines from El Penedes, visiting a unique family-run project that produces organic wines on a small scale from its homegrown grapes. It is also one of the few wineries in Penedès region with a label of Vinya Celler Masia, an organization that comprises authentic wines of small high-quality wineries.
    The last day in Catalonia will be for you to rest and explore its capital, Barcelona, and be seduced by its architecture, take a walk along the seaside and wander around before our farewell dinner. A local slow food chef will design exclusively for us a tasting menu which will lead us through a journey through some of the most traditional and seasonal recipes. A real farm-to-table, fine dining experience.
    Time to say goodbye. In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.