Food is a big part of the trips we arrange, as we encourage you to experience Spanish and Portuguese cuisine in all its guises. Eating is fun, an integral part of the respective cultures and we urge you to get involved, participate and experience some great foodie experiences on your vacation. There’s something for everyone…
…Whether going local on an insider’s tapas tour or enjoying access to Michelin star chefs, we like to cater to all your tastes and preferences. We arrange cooking classes in cities and smaller towns, working with wonderful characters, sometimes in their homes or in cooking schools or, as in the Basque Country, in an invitation only gastronomic society. You can visit traditional and contemporary olive mills, specialist goat’s cheese farms or delve deep inside the famous ‘jamón ibérico’. Although Iberian ham is a delicacy in both countries, for the curious foodie, you’ll be amazed just how different the cuisines of Spain and Portugal actually are.
The world’s top food critics consistently cite spanish restaurants in their lists, and according to the restaurant magazine, spain boasts 3 restaurants in the world’s top ten list! It won’t be long before lisbon’s top restaurants are climbing those dizzy heights too.
Whilst we can steer you to tables in the finest restaurants, we particularly love to showcase the local flavors and traditional recipes, and local décor and local people.
Join our fabulous hosts and indulge in epicurean tours stopping at specialist food stores, artisanal producers of cheese, chocolate makers, finishing at a local favorite away from the tourists.
Our restaurant recommendations are regularly updated and we are happy to book tables on your behalf. Buen provecho!
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OUR HAPPY CLIENTS SAY
Barcelona—first let me say that the cooking class was one of the highlights of the trip for the girls and me. You were 100 percent right to steer us to that special experience. It was WONDERFUL and we adored our chef. We are still talking about it—and we just made a Spanish omelet for breakfast yesterday! Perfect! Highest ratings here. So great!
Carrie Irvin and family
We loved the Spanish cuisine and our tapas tour our first night in Madrid was fun, relaxed and gave us a good introduction to the local cuisine.
The added bonus of your restaurant suggestions and having bookings made for us was just wonderful. We have eaten at some amazing places and some have made such a fuss over us.
Lisa and Greg Harris
Restaurants – we had some amazing meals! We are foodies and have pretty high standards for fine dining, as we have some terrific restaurants in San Francisco. The food was on par with some of the best restaurants we’ve gone to in SF, New York, Tokyo, etc.
The food was wonderful, and your recommendations were very useful and the ones we tried were great places.
The restaurant choice help was much appreciated, both for my birthday choice and the recommendations in general.
Raj and Laura John
We had a wonderful day at Montserrat. This was at the end of the day at a lovely and delicious restaurant known to all the locals but not many travelers! So it was a real treat to eat authentic food.
Anna Fakadej & Family via Kupper Travel Services
David was a lot of fun as we went from tapas restaurant to tapas restaurant—he had good friendships with the owners and knew just which dishes and drinks to order.