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Barcelona Food Sherpa

Barcelona, Spain
+34 649 29 76 66
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Fabulous food, knowledge and scenery

We did a market tour, some food tastings and home lunch with Sarah as part of a larger group... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alex W
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The Barcelona Food Sherpa: if you have time to do just one thing, thus is it.

Sarah, a genuinely passionate and knowledgeable food sherpa, guided us around the Santa Caterina... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
reevesjm
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Foodie tour with no sangria or paella. My Barcelona food tour Is designed to be an honest experience. It begins with a visit to Santa Caterina market. It’s been around since 1845, providing the barrio’s working class with fresh ingredients. In 2005, the same year that I opened my restaurant, a refurbished Santa Caterina market opened to the public. With an undulating colourful mosaic roof representing the fruit and vegetables sold within. The people from whom I buy my produce at the market are no longer suppliers, they have become dear friends. We meet in front of the market at 9:30. The maximum number of people per tour is 8. Once we are all gathered, we go inside to have a typical Catalan breakfast. Buoyed up by our breakfast, I take you through the stalls and I buy the food that I will be making you for lunch. There will be a stop for an olive oil tasting, trying oils from all over Spain or just from Catalunya. We then walk at a leisurely pace for about 20 minutes while I chat to you about some of the architectural gems we encounter. When we arrive at my home. I set you up with drinks and some food to pick at while I get lunch started and chat to you. I adapt the menu for each group depending on season and dietary restrictions but some of my favorites are truffled potato tortilla, cured tuna belly with tomatoes, oven baked figs, pan seared Iberian secreto pork and to finish up a rich almond cake or a flourless chocolate cake. I also serve a Cava from the Penedes and a beautiful red wine from the Priorat. I still keep in contact with many of my previous clients. The general comment about the foodie mornings is that it felt like a day with friends eating and drinking wonderful food. You don’t need to be a food expert, just love good food and I think you will enjoy this experience in Barcelona. The tour wraps up about 5 hours later. I will have shared with you many of my favourite Barcelona food spots. If you are interested in recreating any of the dishes I have cooked - I email you the recipes. Market tour with Catalan breakfast at Santa Caterina, olive oil tasting, 4-5 course generous lunch cooked by me and drinks. • Maximum 8 people • Available in English / Espanol • 130€ • duration 5 hours
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did a market tour, some food tastings and home lunch with Sarah as part of a larger group tour. Sarah’s knowledge of the local food, and when, why and what you might use it in was fantastic. As we walked back to her home,...More

Thank Alex W
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sarah s, Owner at Barcelona Food Sherpa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Alex thanks for the glowing review! I feel so proud when I read such heart felt words. Thank you so very much!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sarah, a genuinely passionate and knowledgeable food sherpa, guided us around the Santa Caterina food market and then through the streets of Barcelona to her home nearby, to prepare a meal for us. With her we had a truly authentic and valuable experience. I couldn't...More

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sarah s, Owner at Barcelona Food Sherpa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Judith you rock too! Thanks for the magnificent review! Xxx

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started off our market tour with coffee and delicious Bombas that I am still craving. Sarah gave us an insiders view of the Santa Caterina market where she purchased some items for lunch and we had an olive oil tasting. As she prepared our...More

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sarah s, Owner at Barcelona Food Sherpa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so very much Cindy! Keep traveling and experiencing new wonderful things. Xx

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sarah has such a knowledge of food and its source. Wonderful market tour with ingredients purchased for lunch. Sarah made lunch for us while we sat and drank wine on the terrace. Highly recommended.

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sarah s, Owner at Barcelona Food Sherpa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Vicki! I am so lucky to have found my passion and am able to make living from it. Keep eating good food and asking where it comes from. Safe travels Sarah

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool gazpacho and sparkling cava are the start of lunch on the sunny terrace. Cheeses and chorizo, tomato squashed over bread with olive oil and salt. Pork and seasonal pears with green beans. Baby broad beans and pork mince. Red wine. Flourless chocolate cake, little...More

Thank Julie W
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sarah s, Owner at Barcelona Food Sherpa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Julie, thanks for the beautiful review I'm always grateful. Happy travels, enjoy Spain and the amazing food. Thanks again Sarah

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great way to experience the local people producing food and wine in both Spain and Portugal. Knowledgeable tour leaders and good transport options

Thank Hilton C
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sarah s, Owner at Barcelona Food Sherpa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bilton, Are you sure this review is for me? Regards Sarah

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's is so difficult to summarize in words the amazing experience we had with Sarah on her Barcelona Food Sherpa tour. It was the best part of our visit to Barcelona and we learned so much during our time with her. Sarah met us right...More

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sarah s, Owner at Barcelona Food Sherpa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

How does one reply to a review of that magnitude?! A simple thank you doesn’t work. Kim and Rich, you are the perfect guests! So generous to put so much thought into a truly glowing review. You guys are always welcome in my home. Thank...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

A passionate affair with Spain and food. Sarah provided us with an insight into Barcelona and it's food culture, best of all we got to eat and drink that culture! Yum! The focus was on local produce and great flavour. An enjoyable few hours spent...More

Thank Di W W
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sarah s, Owner at Barcelona Food Sherpa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks so much for the review Di! Hope your travels around the north are fabulous. Cheers Sarah.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Was SO fortunate to spend the morning/afternoon with Sarah. Started at market with a chat over breakfast (coffee & incredibly yummy filled slices of baguette supplied by her). Then a walk around market, discussing produce, its history, pitfalls & benefits, a tasting of olive oils...More

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sarah s, Owner at Barcelona Food Sherpa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Sadly I can’t figure out who you are as I’ve done several tours over the last couple of week so please don’t be offended by me not using you name. Thank you so truly for the magnificent review! Keep traveling and eating good food. Hugs...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

An amazing start to our intrepid tour of northern Spain through an introduction to food, wine and history through Barcelona foodie, Sarah. Great food, wonderful conversation and excellent wine served by an amazing local. Superb -A plus!!

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sarah s, Owner at Barcelona Food Sherpa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! I honestly have the best job to be able to meet so many magnificent people. Keep eating great food!!

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Kerry K
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Hi Kerry, I a seriously sorry! I was in Greece out of contact from more or less everything. I can't include my email here but I'm Sarah Stothart at gmail with a com I figure you have been and gone. Again very... More
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