Join me for a Barcelona Tapas Tour - A real local foody experience!. Tapas are the most fun way to eat in Spain: small samples of a variety of dishes to share: meat, fish and seafood, vegetables, sausages and ham, egg, cheese... fried, grilled, sautée, fresh... spicy or not... traditional or fancy... In this tour I'll take you hopping from tapas bar to tapas bar in the Old Town the way Spaniards do. We'll discover how different regions of Spain prepare them, we'll try different specialities and local products, experiencing from the shabbiest taberns, to the traditional bars to the trendiest design venues. An itinerary conceived to show you the great variety of the Tapas World, and a wonderful approach to the creativity of the Spanish cooking! WALKING TOUR (no transportation included, but... never more than 5 minutes walk from bar to bar!) Fee includes my guiding around the Old Town alleys, translating and assisting you in the bars, and of course recomending the specialities of each place that you are likely to enjoy the most! Fee does not include food/drinks. Unfortunately, if I included a fee, that would spoil the fun of improvising and a closed budget would limit our choices. Not including the food/drink gives you complete freedom to decide what you'd like to try, what kind of drinks you'd like to have (from a local beer or a coke to the finest wine glass!)... To me your satisfaction and your freedom to decide are the most important things! Since we need to adapt to the bars opening hours, the tour MUST be run in the following schedule: - LUNCH TOUR: noon to 4pm. - DINNER TOUR: 8pm to midnight. Note: the bars included in the itinerary may vary depending on the venues holydays and opening hours. NOTE: Fees valid for 2011. ------------------------------------- Clients feedbacks: Special Tapas Tours for the Jamie Magazine journalists Paul Dring, journalist, and William Meppem, photographer, came to Barcelona to prepare a story for the brand new Jamie Magazine, by the famous British chef Jamie Oliver. I gave them 4 different Tapas Tours where we discovered all kind of venues and specialties in different areas: On our first tour we explored the Tapas Bars of the Eixample district (around Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla Catalunya). The next day during lunch time we did the areas of Poblesec, Raval and Barceloneta, and for dinner we went to my favorite area: the Born section. Finally, on the morning of the last day we did the bars of the Boqueria Market and some other places in the Gothic Quarter. By the end of their stay we were so full we couldn't eat anything else! And Paul and William had plenty of material for a great story. But we still felt we would had needed at least another 4 extra hours to cover a few more places (less centric, more out-of-the-beaten-track) that we couldn't fit in our itineraries... Can't wait to see the next issue of the Magazine, where their story will be published. That'll be by the end of April or beggining of May. I'll keep you posted! I'd just like to say that Marta did a great job. She was charming, knowledgeable, indefatigable and, most importantly, full of enthusiasm for what we were trying to achieve. I'd recommend her to anyone else unhesitatingly. Paul Dring, Jamie Magazine. --------- Mona and Lee from Seattle were visiting Barcelona and wanted to do something special one evening. Since they are foodies, my Tapas Tour was their choice! We had a great time hopping from bar to bar in the Born section, and I also gave them lots of good tips for the rest of their stay in town! --------- This year my Tapas Tours are becoming everyone's favorite! Tapas are these famous way to eat in Spain: small portions (appetizer-like) to share with friends and family and have fun! In my tapas tours I take you around the Old Town jumping from bar to bar discovering the food of different regions of Spain (basque, galician, catalan...), different products (sausages, egg, vegetables, fish and seafood, wine, bread...) and different styles (from the shabby taberns to fancy design tapas bars). A yummy way to discover the local lifestyle!