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Paella & Tapas in a Secret Terrace

Madrid, SpainPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Ferdi & Sandra

3 hoursHosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Spanish cuisine
Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

In our beautiful terrace Sandra and I will be very attentive to receive you. To start we will wait for you with a local beer and a varied selection of gourmet olives to talk and get to know each other a little better.
After this time we will start step by step to prepare our paella from scratch using fresh ingredients from the market and explaining any doubts that may arise.
While the paella is cooked we will enjoy a colorful table full of the most characteristic tapas of Spain, using first class products. We will talk a little about the raw material, the hallmark of Spanish cuisine and we will exchange stories and learnings. We will proceed to pair all these products with a spectacular wine from the Rivera del Duero in its fine glasses and stored in the cellar that we have and that we could visit at the end of the experience if you want to take some pictures in it.
Paella's time is a time of sharing and learning among all of us in a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere.
Finally we will toast with a champagne sorbet observing the sunset.
In our beautiful terrace Sandra and I will be very attentive to receive you. To start we will wait for you with a local beer and a varied selection of gourmet olives to talk and get to know each other a little better.
After this time we will start step by step to prepare our paella from scratch using fresh ingredients from the market and explaining any doubts that may arise.
While the paella is cooked we will enjoy a colorful table full…

What's included

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meet your host, Ferdi & Sandra

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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We are a couple of qualified chefs in the Le Cordon Bleu Lima-Peru school. Together we have worked in different restaurants and hotels in the world such as Ritz Carlton Naples-Florida (USA) or the restaurant that we ran in Melbourne (Australia), learning in the kitchen and from different cultures and people.
We have decided to embark on a new stage in our life with the kitchen we love in order to share our knowledge with other people.
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Where you'll be

We will make the experience on our spectacular terrace with views of the Sierra de Madrid and golf course. From here we can appreciate a beautiful sunset. The terrace is spacious and ready to enjoy the demonstration and food to the fullest
Amy
February 2020
They were so wonderful from start to finish. They were attentive in making sure we understood the recipe there was a natural rapport from the start. There was so much food and wine to help ourselves with. The conversations never fell flat. It was as though I went to dinner at a friend’s house
They were so wonderful from start to finish. They were attentive in making sure we understood the recipe there was a natural rapport from the start. There was so much food and win…
Liza
November 2019
I've trying my hand at Paella for the past year and FINALLY after this cooking class I have the secret to Paella success thanks to Chef Ferdi and Sandra. They were incredible teachers and the flavors of the paella were SO DELICIOUS. Also, they provided all the recipes and I can't wait to try making it again when we get home.
I've trying my hand at Paella for the past year and FINALLY after this cooking class I have the secret to Paella success thanks to Chef Ferdi and Sandra. They were incredible teac…
Annemarie
November 2019
This was an absolutely fabulous experience! We had no trouble finding the location, but if you are looking at a map (until they update it), you may have trouble finding the station as it is new (a ghost station as Ferdi and Sandra call it!). The experience was absolutely fabulous and Ferdi and Sandra were very passionate about their culinary experiences and sharing their expertise with the class. They prepared croquettes and tortillas while we waited for the paella to cook. The class was very hands-on and we had the opportunity to participate in every step. The views were fabulous and the hosts even more fabulous.
This was an absolutely fabulous experience! We had no trouble finding the location, but if you are looking at a map (until they update it), you may have trouble finding the station…
Nicole
November 2019
Highly recommend this experience. We had a wonderful afternoon at Ferdi and Sandra's. Their terrace is beautiful and they were so welcoming and charming. They were both very fun to be around and very knowledgable chefs. The prepared tapas and wine were delicious and the paella was outstanding. My family with varying interest and skill levels in cooking all had a great time. Loved the afternoon we spent with them!
Highly recommend this experience. We had a wonderful afternoon at Ferdi and Sandra's. Their terrace is beautiful and they were so welcoming and charming. They were both very fun…
Adriana
November 2019
Phenomenal time, people and food. First time in Spain and I spent a week in Madrid. This experience def made it to the top of my favorite memories. Ferdi and Sandra are some of the sweetest people I’ve ever met and made me feel like I’ve known them for years. They explain every step of the cooking process so well and the end result is nothing short of amazing.
Phenomenal time, people and food. First time in Spain and I spent a week in Madrid. This experience def made it to the top of my favorite memories. Ferdi and Sandra are some of the…
Mario
November 2019
A great learning experience. Ferdi and Sandra are great hosts, really friendly persons and expert chefs. We made the best Paella I've had in my life - and I've been cooking paella myself for a long time. A must-do while in Madrid!

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.