LifestyleDMC tries out the Spanish Cooking Class activity
We, the team of Lifestyle DMC, are always making sure that our clients get the best possible and memorable experiences. This is why our aim is to personally test all of the services we provide. Last Friday two of us took the time off to try the Spanish Cooking Class with one of our main partners, located close to the city centre. The company is known for using only local and organic products, as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables. It doesn´t only give the food greater taste but also supports local economy and preserves the nature. And I, a girl from
We were greeted by one of the staff members and lead to the terrace to wait for the other participants over a drink. The terrace was beautifully designed with flowers, bay leaf trees and wine racks. It really set the mood before the cooking activities. In few minutes we were ready to begin and let me tell you that I was never so excited about cutting, boiling and frying!
The chef, Alejandra, introduced the menu of the day which included all the typical Spanish treats – gazpacho, date
There were six of us at that day but the gastronomic centre has the capacity for 16 people. Everyone was working close to each other and co-operation played a big role. I have two chefs in my family and I’m well aware of the possible accidents in the kitchen. This is way task division, communication and common understanding are highly welcomed. In addition to us the class was joined by two American couples. We shared our Barcelona experiences and food preferences. It was a pleasure to share this practice in such an open and warm atmosphere.
When gazpacho was ready and paella already cooking, we moved to tortilla and date appetizer. Traditional tortilla Espanola is made with eggs, potatoes and onions. Because of lack of time we weren´t able to do the thick tortilla which needs more time to cook. The one we did was still a real treat. The onions were so smooth in taste, almost caramelized, and eggs slightly uncooked, so that the whole dish just melted in your mount. Dates were filled with almonds and covered with bacon, warmed up in the oven for few minutes and great finger food was ready.
Despite all the great dishes we had already eaten, we still saved some space for the dessert.
I would definitely recommend this cooking class activity for teambuilding purposes. You get to work closely with your partners, communicate and share the tasks. New things experienced together bring people closer and create the bond that will be useful in the future. During the class I’ve learned that it’s not about if you can, it’s about if you will. And on top of all, it’s just a great way to share a wonderful meal with your colleagues.