A Spanish feast!
In addition to the gazpacho, seafood paella, sangria and crema Catalana we all made together, Ella prepared a scrumptious board of local cheeses, extremely high-end jamon iberico (Spanish ham), an assortment of veggies fermented by our chefs, teachers and hosts, Alberto and Ella, at Espai Egg.
We did a David Copperfield on that sangria (we made it disappear) and moved into a nice Catalonian table red.
Ella showed the group the finer points of drinking wine from a porron, which is a glass pitcher that pours wine in a stream through the air and into your face (or, if you’re drunk or uncoordinated, onto your face and the front of your clothes — as in "porron your shirt!").
Our gazpacho had a crazy twist: It was made with watermelon as one of the ingredients!
The paella was truly amazing, as was everything we made. What an incredible experience with great food and great friends.
After dinner, we were treated to a truly brilliant and intimate Flamenco performance that brought us to tears, and then to our feet.
And that was our first full day of our Gastronomad Barcelona Experience!