Valencia is a city that is famous for its food and drink. It is home of paella and has its own rice growing region; it has seen several Michelin star restaurants pop up in recent years and it can lay claim to creating one of the most unusual drinks in the world – horchata – made from tiger nuts.
Whatever your tastes the following gastronomy experiences are sure to make your holiday in Valencia one of the most memorable ever. All experiences are available to pre-book at http://shop.turisvalencia.es/en/gastronomy/valencian-cooking before you travel.
Dinner & authentic flamenco show
When we think of Spain we think about flamenco, the dramatic music and dance that originated in Andalusia. Enjoy a delicious dinner with drinks, followed by an authentic flamenco show from just €40 per person or €27 for children to the age of 12, every Friday and Saturday at the La Buleria. Valencia Tourist Card holders get a 10%. If you’ve never seen a flamenco show you’re in for a treat!
Guided tour through the old town with wine and tapas
Explore Valencia’s historic centre on this three-hour guided tour that includes stopping for wine and tapas in many of the traditional tapas bars dotted in the quaint alleyways. This is a great way to really get the feel of the city and have a local guide on hand to help with the tapas ordering. The tour costs €39.50 for two people.
Cookery course with Michelin star Chef Bernd H. Knöller
One of the most well-known Michelin star restaurants in Valencia is RiFF and the chance to do a full day’s workshop style cooking class with its chef Bernd H. Knöller shouldn’t be missed. Knöller demonstrates the preparation of each dish and shares his tips, tricks and ideas, before the class has a go at the recipes themselves. The day runs from 10am to 5.30pm and is a must for any budding amateur chefs. The course costs €120 for six people.
The gift of Michelin starred cuisine
A gift certificate for a Michelin Star restaurant is always a great surprise present for anyone and now you can buy three different gift certificates for RiFF. Chef Bernd H. Knöller will create a menu and will personally be on hand to speak to diners, ensuring they enjoy a truly unforgettable experience. Prices start from €55 for a lunch gift certificate.