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Meet your guide and group of nine or fewer in central Palma. Then, set off for the Olivar Market (Mercat de l’Olivar), the food market that’s been at the heart of the city for more than 60 years.

Prepare yourself for the assault on your senses that awaits, and weave through the stands of fresh produce, spices, meat, and fish.

Help your guide choose the best ingredients for your Mediterranean paella, chat to vendors, and get ideas for places to shop and eat later. Your visit will be leisurely, so there’s time to take photos and purchase some goodies (own expense).

Next, hop on a public bus with your guide and travel through countryside to the Sierra Tramuntana, a mountain range designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its natural beauty.

Hop out at a village and be welcomed into the traditional stone home of your friendly cooking host. Then, depending on the weather, head into the outdoor yard or kitchen for your class.

Practice some simple tasks as your host talks through making an authentic paella, and set about prepping the ingredients. Your class is measured and slow, with time to understand each step and the role of each ingredient. While you cook, take time to savor the aromas, flavors, textures, and colors, and refresh your energies with tapas snacks, and a beer or soda.

Savor your finished dish for lunch alongside Mallorcan wine, a home-made dessert, and tea or coffee. Lastly, finish in true island style, with a glass of home-crafted hierbas — the local aniseed-flavored digestif.

As you eat, chat about your cooking efforts, Mallorcan cuisine, and your time on the island. Then, bid farewell to your host and take the bus back to central Palma, where your tour finishes.
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Mallorca Urban Adventures
Overview
Enjoy a leisurely paella cooking experience in Palma and Mallorca’s countryside on this 7-hour tour. Scout out ingredients at a Palma food market, and ride a public bus to the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains. Meet your cooking host at their village home, and learn to make a classic Mallorcan paella. Take your time to cook and savor your paella for lunch with wine and a ‘hierbas’ liqueur. Return bus fares, ingredients, snacks, and lunch included.
Highlights
  • 7-hour Mallorca paella cooking experience, including market visit, class, and lunch
  • Visit a food market in Palma to choose your paella ingredients
  • Ride a public bus to a traditional stone village for your class
  • Learn how to make an authentic paella in a private village home
  • Prep the ingredients and enjoy the flavors, aromas, and colors as you cook
  • Enjoy your paella for lunch with wine, dessert, tea, and coffee, and a 'hierbas' digestif
  • Small group of nine or fewer, with round-trip bus fares, ingredients, snacks, lunch, and drinks included
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
For food lovers, don’t hesitate

Wonderful cooking class with chef Ramón in his back yard! We learned how to make crema catalana, tortilla española and meat paella, of course. And I must say... Wow! Everything was soooo delicious! Being involved in the actual cooking changes a lot for the final...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful experience for family and friends

We were in Mallorca for a friend's wedding and booked this experience for three families - 6 adults and 7 children ranging in age from 17 months to 10 years old. It was such a fun day! The chef engaged the kids in age appropriate...More

Thank spsherer
DamiaRita, Propietario at Mallorca Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, Thanks for leaving this review! It is always beautiful to hear people enjoy our tour. We had such an enjoyable day with you, your friends and the kids. See you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun, delicious and educational!

A wonderful, authentic Mallorcan experience! The tour included ingredient shopping at a market in Palma and cooking the paella in the lovely mountain town of Esporles. Our enthusiastic and friendly paellamaster Ramón explained everything that is important about paella and its ingredients and warmly welcomed...More

Thank Mira T
David S, Tour guide at Mallorca Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Mira! Thank you for this review. It was an amazing paella day. I hope you enjoyed. I saw the picture of your crema catalana, it's look amazing. I wanna try yours :P hahahaha See you soon David

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
a must do in Mallorca!

what a great experience. its better than just partying all day.. finally we did something where in we can feel the real Local vibe of Mallorca! the Paella cooking class was so cool. It feels very authentic especially since Ramon speaks in spanish! happy that...More

Thank stelarstel
David S, tour guide at Mallorca Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this amazing review! We like to make to all feel, like when we meet with our friends or family for a Paella Day and that means a lot of fun, food, and beer! It was a pleasure to met both...More

Reviewed 6 June 2018
An amazing experience!

We had a fantastic day with Damia, David and Ramon (the best Paella Chef in the whole of Mallorca and Spain) Great to experience the Olivar market and then Ramon's house where we prepared Crema Catalana as well as the Paella. Learnt the authentic method...More

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DamiaRita, Propietario at Mallorca Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi Lindsay, David, Ramon and I are very happy to read this review. It was great fun for us too and we can't wait to meet you again! We are glad to have moved a cook away from the dark side and that no more...More

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