We recently took a weekend trip to L’Estartit and Roses to visit this beautiful corner of Costa Brava. As part of our trip we drove out, as the sun set, close to the French border to La Vinyeta for a Catalan cookery course.
Jordi and Anna are a wonderful couple who have set up I Cook It in Figueres and offer everything from private chef experiences in your Costa Brava holiday home to courses and workshops.
As the sun went down the adults were able to concentrate on the entertaining cookery lessons and the children were able to play together just feet away.
Jordi was both a skilled chef and a really entertaining host. He made sure we were all involved in the cookery process and went out of his way to provide an evening which was both educational as well as fun.
The evening’s theme was a Catalan cookery course and they kindly tailored the menu to suit my vegetarian diet. They held the classes in the middle of a beautiful vineyard with gorgeous views across the Catalonian countryside –
The ‘I Cook It’ session included hands on cooking and we all learnt how to make a stunning gazpacho, a Spanish omelette, an amazing paella and some crema catalana which disappeared in moments! I will be sharing the recipes in a future post, but suffice to say we had a great cookery experience and delicious and simple food which everyone loved.
Jordi is a wonderful, vibrant character. He clearly loves what he does and he brings that passion to his cooking and his delivery and yet he is also able to present everything in a very unpretentious way.
He is so friendly and really engaged everyone from the adults down to the young children in the group.The children in particular loved getting involved in making the crema catalana and helping to caramelise the sugar top.
It was a really fun excursion and one I would definitely recommend if you’re visiting the area…or even better get Jordi over to cook for you in your villa or holiday rental!
Find out more about I Cook It here – http://www.icookit.eu/
Globalmouse were the guests of the Catalan Tourist Board for our trip but all opinions are our own.