The Gastronomy of Catalonia: 10 Day tour

The Faculty of Arts' Melbourne Masterclasses has teamed up with one of the best food tours in the world (Sunday Times UK) for ten glorious days of food, culture, history and scenery in spectacular Catalonia.

Cesc Castro of gourmet food tour group Aborigens, who is fast becoming known amongst foodies in Australia due to his frequent guest appearances alongside Frank Camorra of MoVida fame, will team up with University of Melbourne food scholar Dr Lara Anderson to give us an unforgettable insider's tour.

Against some of the most breathtaking scenery in Europe, from the Mediterranean to medieval farmhouses, roman vineyards, historic markets, fishing ports and mountains, the tour will explore Catalonia's famed cuisine and its historical and cultural origins.

Learn about the history of Catalan gastronomy through some of the region's most emblematic dishes and produce, from preserved traditions in medieval sausages and roman wine, to guarded culinary secrets and the world's oldest cookery books, to the most progressive gastronomic experiences. You'll discover the hidden gems of real Catalan cuisine, relying on Cesc's intimate, insider's knowledge of Catalonia and Lara's in-depth knowledge of Spanish and European food history.

"a handpicked, especially curated series of experiences that intertwine the history, art, music and culture of Catalunya using the common thread of food and wine… To say that what Cesc and the other guides show is the real Barcelona would be a clichĂ©. It's their Barcelona and Catalunya…And Vermouth. I can't recommend Aborigens Food Tour enough."
- Richard Cornish

The course will run from 15 – 24 September 2015, ending with the wonderful Barcelona La Mercè Festival, Barcelona's largest street party.

Please join us for an information night with Cesc and Lara on Tuesday 18 November at 6.30pm.