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Galician Coastal Cooking Class and Boat Ride on Vigo Bay


 

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ProductID: 1723

Type: Half Day Tour Private

Country: Spain

Theme: Culinary and Cooking Holidays

Region: Galicia

Group Size: 2 - 12 People

Start City: Vigo

Duration: Half-Day (Duration: 5hrs approx.)

Departs: Every Day (All Year)


 
Introduction:

Galician Coastal Cooking Class and Boat Ride on Vigo BaySavoring the secrets of sea by preparing seafood dishes with a Galician Chef

Our foodie tour leaves from Vigo, a vibrant city on the banks of the Ria de Vigo one of the important bays in the Rias Baixas. Rich in history from the famous battle of Rande on Oct, 23rd, 1702 and rich in seafood being the largest fishing port in Europe and an important producer of shellfish farmed in the bay especially noted the Mussels which are a Denomination of Origin Mexillon de Galicia (Mussels of Galicia). It is the largest city in Galicia with just about 300,000 (297,355 to be exact) in population.



Galician Coastal Cooking Class and Boat Ride on Vigo BayWe start off by taking a short ferry boat ride (20 mins.) from the port of Vigo to the village of Moaña on the other side of the bay on the peninsula of O Morrazo. On the boat ride you will get great views of Vigo city from the sea and as well the Cies Islands and the Rande Bridge. Arriving in Moaña we will walk along the promenade of the town to the *market and take a look what has been caught that morning (*market tour included only on morning/lunch classes, afternoon classes will be substituted with a short walk around the nautical port of Vigo). Then we make our way to a small cooking school for a hands-on cooking class with a Galician Chef. Learn to prepare a 3 course meal of Galician Gastronomy based on local products of the area primarily from the sea eg. Mussel of a local Mussel farmer in Moaña, Clams, small sardines, etc...


Galician Coastal Cooking Class and Boat Ride on Vigo BayAfter the class you will eat what you have created while chatting with our chef and guide enjoying views of the bay from the dinning room. We can't forget to mention that during the class and with each course you will have Galician wines... Albariño from the D.O. Rias Baixas and as well for those who like red the Mencia wines of the D.O. Ribeira Sacra. With dessert you will try the Galician Aguardiente (translated to fire water!) liqueurs.

A great end to a memorable foodie experience on the Ria de Vigo, Rias Baixas.


Galician Coastal Cooking Class and Boat Ride on Vigo BayAbout the Chef: Carlos Mateos is from Moaña and currently works at the restaurant Rocamar in Baiona famous for its seafood. He has been cooking since he was 18 years old in various restaurants of Mallorca, Madeira, La Toja and Moaña. He learned the profession at the culinary school Carlos Oroza in Pontevedra. Just recently he entered into the cooking competition held every year in Spain "Concurso Cocinero del Año" and he has made it now to the semi-final which will be held June, 17th, 2015 in Bilbao. It will be judged by top chefs: Martín Berasategui, Pedro Subijana and Jordi Cruz. We will keep you posted on the result of the event and wish Carlos Good Luck!
 


 
Day by Day Itinerary:
Half-Day (Duration: 5hrs approx.)

DAY 1: VIGO – MOAÑA – VIGO
- 10:00AM or 05:00PM (time will depend on availability and could vary): Meet your food & wine guide at the ferry terminal on the port of Vigo or at your hotel if in the city centre walking distance to the port. (NOTE: Details will be in voucher as to meeting point)
- We will start our Gastro-Day of Peninsula of O Morrazo on the other side of Vigo Bay.
- Enjoy a short catamaran-small ferry ride over Vigo Bay (20 mins.) to the small fishing village of Moaña.
- Arriving in Moaña we will walk along the seaside promenade to the *market and take a look what has been caught that morning (*market tour included only on morning/lunch classes, afternoon classes will be substituted with a short walk around the nautical port of Vigo).
- Then a short taxi ride to the local Aula de Cocina (a small cooking school) where you will enjoy a private fun cooking class with a local Galician Chef that has worked in various important restaurant. It will start with a demonstration of the dishes you will prepare then you will make the same dishes hands-on. It will be based on products of the area... fish, seafood, etc… A 1st starter course (2 dishes or more), 2nd main course then 3rd dessert dish.
- You will eat lunch or dinner based on what you have prepared with your chef and guide accompanied by Albariño and Mencia wines. From the dinning area enjoy views of Vigo bay and Moaña in the background. A special foodie experience and introduction to the gastronomy of the Rias Baixas, Galicia.
- Then we take a short taxi ride back to the port of Moaña where we will  return by ferry boat back to Vigo.
- Ending back where the tour started at the Ferry terminal of Vigo.
- Final Goodbye from your food & wine guide.
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