Incredible Dining

Barcelona is famous for its cuisine and we highlight the best chefs and restaurants in the city. From Albert Adria and his restaurant group to the trio of chefs at Disfrutar, the legacy of elBulli is some of the best cuisine in the world.

On this culinary insights tour we get to see how these chefs create the art and cuisine that makes Barcelona so special.

Unique Excursions

On every Rascal + Thorn tour we explore where the best product comes from. Our excursions in Barcelona include learning about the elBulli creative process from some of those most involved in it, a guided visit to elBulli itself to learn about its next iteration, a visit to learn firsthand about the “Bulligrafia,” a Vermut tasting, an elBulli-style cocktail workshop, market tours and many other treats.

We also include cultural and historical visits to round out the experience of the city and where these chefs perform.

The Team

Rascal + Thorn is working closely with the Albert Adria team to design a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Barcelona.  Interaction with the chefs is a key component to our tours makes for a truly special week for all.

Dr. John Sconzo considers Barcelona his home away from home and traveling there with him as your guide provides a new lens in which to experience Barcelona for the truly special place that it is.



  • Tickets
  • Marea Alta
  • Dos Pebrots
  • Rias de Galicia
  • Suculent
  • Pakta
  • Disfrutar
  • Bodega 1900
  • Hoja Santa
  • Niño Viejo
  • Enigma


  • An official, guided visit to elBulli (soon to be elBulli1846) in Cala Montjoi
  • A visit to the “Bulligrafia” in Barcelona
  • An elBulli-style Cocktail Workshop
  • Vermut Tasting
  • Visit a gin distillery
  • Chocolate and Market Tours
  • Many other treats

Saturday, June 9 – Arrive in Barcelona for a 7-night stay.  Dinner at Tickets. (D)

Sunday, June 10 – City day of Gaudi discovery, lunch at Marea Alta with incredible views of the city, dinner at Dos Pebrots.  (B,L,D)

Monday, June 11 – Leisure morning.  Lunch followed by an elBulli-style cocktail workshop.  Dinner at Rias de Galicia. (B,L,D)

Tuesday, June 12 – After breakfast at the hotel, we visit a plate manufacturer to see the art of serving pieces of Barcelona.  Lunch at Bodega 1900 followed by a Vermut tasting.  Dinner at Hoja Santa. (B,L,D)

Wednesday, June 13 – Morning at leisure.  Lunch at Suculent.  Afternoon visit to elBulli or to the elBulli Foundation.  Workshop and Dinner at Disfrutar. (B,L,D)

Thursday, June 14 – Morning chocolate tour followed by lunch at Niño Viejo.  Afternoon gin distillery visit.  Dinner at Pakta. (B,L,D)

Friday, June 15 – Morning market tour followed by a light lunch.  Afternoon at leisure.  Dinner at Enigma. (B,L,D)

Saturday, June 16 – After breakfast departure from Barcelona. (B)

  • 7 nights in a premium hotel in Barcelona
  • All restaurant meals including tasting menus
  • Meals will include paired wine tastings
  • All excursion costs and entrance fees
  • Transportation within Barcelona
  • Guides
Not Included
  • Transportation to or from Barcelona before or after the tour
  • Drinks and meals not listed on the itinerary
  • Tips to hired guides
  • Travel insurance

We will be selecting a premium hotel within walking distance to sights and attractions.

$5795.00 per person

The $5795 price per person is based on double occupancy.  A deposit of $1795 is due to secure a place on the trip. Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis.

If you are a single and wish to share a room we will make every effort to make this happen, but it is not guaranteed.  The single supplement cost for this trip is $700 if you have your own room.

Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour.

Please contact us for a Reservation Form or if you have any questions.

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