2 activities in 1 to taste Barcelona!
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Taste this cultural walk and Catalan cuisine at the home of a local historian and chef
This is not just any route; it is a very special walk that unites art with gastronomy. And it is not a route only for tourists. It is a walk for all Barcelonians who want to discover the jewels hidden by the Eixample, a true modernist open-air museum. Tempt you? Keep reading and take good note!
Discover the hidden gems of Modernism architecture (Art Nouveau) and relish vermouth with tapas at Eva & Olga’s house. This is a unique gastronomic & cultural tour to discover the best of Barcelona as a privileged local.
Eva, historian and writer, who was born and resides in the modernist district of the Eixample district of Barcelona, offers you to discover some of the most impressive Modernist facades that even the locals do not know. You will learn the secrets and curiosities of the fascinating lesser-known facades of the modernist district of Eixample, the most cosmopolitan and vibrant district of Barcelona.
A walk of approximately 2 hours (from 10 am to 12 pm) in which Eva will explain to you the architectural and artistic details and the anecdotes of the families that inhabited these masterpieces, you will not find on the tourist routes: Casa Fuster, Casa Comalat, Palau Baron de Quadras, Casa Terradas, Palau Macaya and Casa Planells.
Get ready to observe the beautifully sculpted in the modernist district of Eixample!
A cultural walk through Barcelona that culminates with a tapas tasting
The walk culminates in Eva and Olga’s beautiful 1930s flat in the Eixample, where you will taste delicious, classic and innovative tapas accompanied by the local vermouth, a 19th C apéritif that now has become the trendy ritual, an excuse for meeting up friends and family. Every vermouth time is a celebration of a unique moment, a feeling of travelling around the world in their home.
Besides being a writer and historian, Eva is a cook! With them, you will learn about the customs, the local traditions through the gastronomy. They are an enthusiastic team about authentic Catalan cuisine. Live this ritual in Eva and Olga’s house is a unique and very special experience. Travel with them and discover the delicious flavours of Catalonia. Just come and enjoy it!
The Vermouth ritual in Barcelona
”Fer un vermut” as we say the locals, is the prelude to festive food. A good excuse to meet friends and family but, in addition, it is a ceremony to whet your appetite.
Eva will tell you here some curiosities, for example, that you have to travel before the Spanish Civil War (1936), to know that the first vermouth of the city was served in “Vermut Torino”, in a wonderful modernist place in town that arrived from Italy. The Catalans went crazy with this flavoured wine and began to make their own vermouths.
A few years ago, this fashion returned to stay, so that today in the city you can find many specialized “Vermuterías” offering more than 100 types of this invigorating drink. In fact, we even have a Vermouth Museum in the Tarragona town of Reus that you should not miss, if you want to become an expert in this.
The base of this apéritif is a white wine to which a neutral brandy is added and flavoured with the distillation of different botanical ingredients. It can be between 30 and 80 ingredients, which determine the quality, aromas and flavours. Sweet, sour, dry, bitter, white, black… You have to try it!
A gastronomic & cultural walk to discover the best of Barcelona like a local
- The walk starts at 10 am in Hotel Casa Fuster 5* GL, Modernist masterpiece located in Passeig de Gràcia 132.
- The vermouth at 12 pm, in Eva & Olga flat, Còrsega St., near the buildings you will visit.
Book your gastro-cultural route in the online platform Eatwith, in Eva & Olga profile. You can see more about them and make reservations here.
Eva & Olga are Eatwith hosts since September 2015. On Tripadvisor site, you can check their excellent reviews. They received the Certificate of Excellence 2018 awarded by Tripadvisor.