Gourmet Madrid has a trendy blend of cosmopolitan and traditional offerings!

We have created this very special gourmet tour for food lovers in the exciting and chic Spanish capital Madrid, to highlight the best the city has to offer. You'll enjoy a private cooking class by the very charming Pilar Latorre, Madrid's Catalan born chef du jour, in her elegant home. This is a unique experience to meet local personalities. A trained art guide will show you the secrets and little known anecdotes in the world famous Prado museum, home to paintings by Goya, Velazquez, El Greco, Bosch, Tiziano and more. You'll discover Madrid's charming "tapas" bars with your friendly food and wine guide for the afternoon, tasting exquisite smoked cod, roast peppers, artisan cheeses, and "pintxos" (rustic bread topped with goodies ranging from "Cabrales" Asturian blue cheese and walnuts to organic pork in a mustard sauce). You'll taste a multitude of Spanish wines by the glass, from the zippy Verdejo based whites of Rueda to rich reds from Toro and sweeties from Malaga and Jerez.

You'll have plenty of free time to discover the city, home to some of the best art museums and shopping in Europe. Apart from your visit to the phenomenal Prado Museum, you could also visit the Reina Sofia museum to see Picasso's powerful and emotional "Guernica" painting, only repatriated to Spain from New York after Franco's death. Hidden gems in Madrid include the museum of the Spanish impressionist painter Sorolla and the Museo Cerralbo, a 19th century Italianate palace that was home to an art collecting Marquis. For "Foodies", Madrid has avant-garde Michelin starred restaurants and a rash of up and coming, lesser known chefs. For wine lovers, Madrid has marvellous wine bars. You can visit our favorite Sherry bar, tasting "Palo Cortados" from the barrel, or visit a wine bar that has over 500 wines from all over the world and a Japanese chef creating "Fusion tapas". If you want to discover the best food wine and culture Madrid has to offer, you will love this private gourmet tour.

Tour Highlights:

  • Private VIP Tour of Madrid
  • Unforgettable Cooking class and dinner with the famed Pilar Latorre
  • Private art guide and tour of the Prado Museum
  • Gourmet walking tour of Madrid with charming sommelier
  • Wonderful gourmet gifts
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Below is a suggested Day By Day Itinerary for your private Madrid Culinary Tours


Day One - Private Cooking Class in Trendy Downtown Madrid

Pilar La Torre

Cooking Class with Pilar, your private chef

Upon arrival to Madrid's airport/train station, you'll be collected by your private chauffeured Mercedes. Arrive to your palatial hotel, one of Madrid´s landmarks. Settle in and in the early evening, you´ll be escorted to the elegant private home of chef Pilar Latorre. Tonight, you'll enjoy a cooking class and then a sit down dinner with your elegant and charming hosts.

A sample tantalizing menu could be Tartaletas of fig compote with goat´s cheese, "Pan con tomate" with high end charcuteria from the Empordá region,Cured duck terrine with wild langoustines and mango, and in a nod to Ferran Adria, a deconstructed Spanish tortilla glassed with fresh truffles from Soria and to finish flambeed pineapple with homemade sorbet of forest fruits. Sip wine, enjoy your chef´s beautiful home and hospitality, and this entertaining and delicious introduction to creative Spanish cuisine.

Overnight: 5* Palatial Hotel in downtown Madrid

Meals Included in Price: Gourmet dinner with top Spanish wines (Cooking class)

Transfers: Madrid airport- downtown Madrid


Day Two - Privately Guided Tour of Prado Museum & Gourmet Dining

Caoba, Salon Azul

Your private dining area at Caoba

Full breakfast in your hotel

Free morning to enjoy the shopping downtown or just a coffee in a lovely square. Before lunchtime, your art guide will collect you at the hotel and walk you down to the Prado Museum (a pleasant 20 minute walk through old Madrid), where you will enjoy a private tour of the Prado. With so much to see, the Prado can be overwhelming. There are over 2000 paintings on display (and over 6000 paintings in storage!). Our guide will show you the "best of", with some fascinating anecdotes throughout the visit. You'll see Goya's twin paintings of "la maja", said to portray the Duchess of Alba; the "Garden of Delight" by the wickedly twisted Flemish painter Hieronymus Bosch; and "Las Meninas", where the moustached Velazquez painted his own cameo, in the background with a paintbrush.

After the Prado visit, the rest of the afternoon is yours to discover Madrid. Dinner tonight then is a fantastic personalized tasting menu and wine pairing at one of Madrid´s finest restaurants, Caoba. You´ll even have your own private dining area.

Overnight: 5* Palatial Hotel in downtown Madrid

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast

Transfers: None


Day Three - Private Tapas & Wine Tour in Historic Madrid

Cava Baja

Quaint Cava Baja, Tapas Mecca in Madrid

The morning is yours to get in some sightseeing or shopping in beautiful Madrid. Around noon, your food and wine guide for the afternoon will meet you at the hotel and you will embark on a food and wine tasting walking tour. You'll begin with a vermouth ("Vermut") from the barrel at a pretty tapas bar near the Opera House. Vermut is the classic Madrid aperitif before lunch.

Over the next few hours, you'll taste an array of different courses and wines, and see some lovely architecture enroute including the 16th century Plaza Mayor (once the stomping grounds of the Spanish Inquisitioners, these days it's a huge outdoor café), the historic Cava Baja, the 18th century Royal Palace and the pretty Sabatini Gardens. Taste a range of pintxos and tapas like pork solomillo steak with caramelized onions and quince, sauteed padron peppers, roast patatas bravas with garlicky ailioli, chili spiked arbequina olives and more.... After lunch, your guide will walk you back to the hotel where you will probably need a siesta! The evening is yours then to enjoy Madrid´s famous nightlife, there is a vibrant music and theater scene, course world class restaurants, wine bars and flamenco tablaos... enjoy.

Overnight: 5* Palatial Hotel in downtown Madrid

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, Lunch with wine (tapas tour)

Transfers: None


Day Four - Depart Madrid

Madrid Kaleidoscope

Madrid kaleidoscope

Full breakfast in your hotel with views over the rooftops in Madrid

Free time to enjoy Madrid

Airport transfer at your desired time

End of services

This concludes your gourmet break in Madrid, probably the first of many return trips to this vibrant city.

Transfers: Airport transfer by Chauffeured Mercedes


Customer Testimonial:

“I have nothing but good words. We were very impressed with both Pilar and Rene. It was wonderful being in their home, we felt extremely comfortable. The conversation was interesting and it was terrific to be able to get a feel for Spanish life. Pilar is incredibly talented (her photography is spectacular). They have set up their home to make the cooking lessons work especially well. The cameras are a wonderful addition.”

Karen Goodman, Los Angeles


What's Included:

  • Accommodation for 3 nights in luxurious 5* Palatial hotel (double occupancy with private bath)
  • 3 Full breakfasts
  • Luxury airport transfers (Mercedes)
  • Bottle of Bubbly in your room upon arrival
  • Culinary and cultural visits as indicated in the itinerary
  • Private Cooking Class with top chef
  • Tour of Prado Museum with trained art guide, in English
  • Private Guided Walking tour of Madrid
  • 1 Gourmet Dinner (cooking class) with wine
  • Tapas Tour lunch with wine
  • All Local taxes

What's Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Meals and Drinks not Specified
  • Personal Expenses such as Telephone, Minibar, etc
  • Tips and Gratuities (Guides, Restaurants, etc)
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly recommended)
  • Cancellation Insurance

Prices:

This is a SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY. Please note that our private chauffeured luxury tours are totally customized to your needs and price varies according to the number of people in your group (please note tours require minimum 2 guests), specific suppliers included, number of services included,specific dates, transport type etc. Contact us today for more information and we would be delighted to get started on a tailor made detailed itinerary with pricing for you.

  • Final price depends on chosen style of accommodation and dining. Please contact us with your group size (minimum 2 guests, no maximum group size), travel dates and preferences and we will send you custom pricing.
  • Discounts available for larger groups
  • Please note that our tours are available upon demand for PRIVATE GROUPS and are not scheduled tours for mixed groups.

More Information:

All of our tours are available year round upon request for your private group of minimum 2 people. If you would like us to customize a luxury tour of Spain for you, contact us with your requirements, and we can send you a free itinerary and quote with no obligations. We organize packages from 1 day, to weekends to longer food and wine discoveries throughout Spain.

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