The Valencia Paella Project ‘Food Experience’

The Valencia Paella Project ‘Food Experience’

Would your clients like to immerse themselves in the world of paella? Would they like to learn to cook authentic paella?  Now they can do it right in the heart of the home of paella, Valencia, with Spanish Thyme Traveller’s new mini-break for 2013 – the Valencia Paella Project.

Paella Marisco

Paella Marisco


This is a three-night break in the vibrant Mediterranean city of Valencia – and it’s all about the food and the culture surrounding Spain’s most famous dish:

Day 1 – Enjoy a great seafood paella at the beach, and in the afternoon discover the historical centre of Valencia or try such local delicacies as Horchata the local summer drink made from tiger nuts. In the evening enjoy a tapas tour.

Day 2 – Learn the secrets of cooking paella in a hands-on cookery class teaching you how to create a delicious paella. This includes a visit to the local food market with the chef to see first-hand how to buy the best ingredients. The class is a step-by-step instruction of how to cook the dish with an English-speaking chef who is there to ensure your paella comes out just right. During the class there is a wine-tasting of local cava and you will learn how to prepare at least one tapa. After lunch (your paella!) the afternoon is free and dinner at the Quique Dacosta’s, currently Valencia’s most fashionable restaurant and chef, is recommended.

Day 3 – An excursion to the Valencian countryside and a visit to a bodega (winery) followed by a typical country outdoor/rustic paella, which, because of its ingredients, is related more to the land than to the sea.

Day 4 – You stay in a boutique hotel in the city centre and will have time to visit Valencia, which is city of contrasts: on the one hand a maritime port and on the other a capital of a fertile land. It offers a window into the typical Mediterranean lifestyle of the Spanish: amazing food, nightlife and relaxation.

The Valencia Paella Project is a full-on ‘Foodie Experience’ and is a fun way to experience and learn about paella right in the heart of its home: Valencia.

For the activities you will be accompanied by either Patrick (a Brit who has lived in Valencia for over 20 years) or Julia (who is Spanish and has lived in Valencia nearly all her life but speaks excellent English). 

Price: €650pps (flights not included).

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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