From dedicated food tours that uncover hidden gems to cooking classes with the locals, here are some of the best European foodie experiences on the menu from Klook…
Experiencing exciting new flavours is one of the best things about travel; after all, everyone knows that the only way to get a true taste of a destination is through your stomach. From dedicated food tours that uncover hidden gems to cooking classes with the locals, here are some of the best European foodie experiences on the menu from Klook, to tempt your taste buds…
1. Whip up a Paella in Madrid
What better way to boost seeing the sights of Spain and its capital city than by taking a class to learn how to make one of the country’s most famous dishes: Paella. This small-group cooking class takes place at the home of a local family, where you’ll don aprons and discover the secrets of traditional Spanish cuisine. With the help of a local chef, you’ll prepare and combine fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to cook a Paella packed with flavour and as it simmers on the stove, learn how to make Sangria, a refreshing Spanish cocktail. After everyone’s done cooking, share a meal with the rest of the class, trade stories of your travels, and ask your host for some hidden gems to visit whilst in Madrid.
2. Get brewing in Munich
Make your way to Munich and you’ll undoubtedly want to try a hearty brew of some of its local beers. Famous for its annual Oktoberfest celebrations, a bevy of breweries, beer gardens and beer festivals await those who explore this historic city. Brewing beer is a centuries-old tradition in Munich, and you can get a behind-the-scenes look at how a brewery operates with first-hand knowledge passed on by master brewers, stories of the city, and of course a refreshing taster of everything they serve.
3. Amore in Rome
Located in the heart of Rome, just a few steps away from the Trevi Fountain, the ‘That’s Amore’ restaurant doesn’t just serve up authentic Italian cuisine but also hosts cooking classes that can show you how to make delicious pizza too. Roll up your sleeves, as this 90-minute cooking experience will have you mixing, kneading, and rolling out the dough, topping it with fresh ingredients, and baking your culinary masterpiece in a traditional wooden stove. It all makes for a fun and authentic way to have lunch as you explore one of Italy’s greatest cities.
4. Sip Champagne in Reims
Pour a little Champagne into your city break with a full-day tour from Paris to Reims. The town is famous not only for its contribution to France’s history – home to the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame, where the coronations of its kings took place – but also for being the unofficial capital of the Champagne region. Travelling through vine-covered landscapes, you’ll stop at the Mumm Champagne house and then on to Mercier to explore their cellars, learn the fine art of how Champagne is created and, naturally, indulge in a glass or two.
5. Fine Finnish food
There are hidden foodie hotspots and local delicacies galore to try on Klook’s three-day culinary journey from Helsinki to Turku. Thanks to its long hot summers, Finnish cuisine is renowned for the incorporation of fresh, seasonal, and rich natural produce, such as herbs and berries. With incredible flavours brought to the fore throughout, this trip begins with dinner at Helsinki’s famous Kaarna Baari & Keittiö restaurant followed by a journey to the south-western city of Turku, explored through a dedicated food walk with stops at five different restaurants or cafes; from sumptuous appetisers at Brahen Kellari to delicious desserts at Pinella’s.