"We learned so much about Barcelona's traditions and typical food from the region. Our guide gave us a better understanding of the city, its history, and its cuisine."
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A Barcelona native, Esther grew up cooking with her mother and grandmother. Their love of Catalan traditions and use of local ingredients laid the basis for her very sophisticated knowledge of Catalan cuisine. Having studied business administration and marketing on the university level, Esther has traveled extensively, giving her a very good sense of the comparisons between cuisines and traditions. When not leading walks for Context, she can be found in Barcelona’s restaurants and markets.
Jose Ortiz has a PhD in Art History and a Master’s degree in Heritage Management. His thesis was focused on death iconography in the Renaissance and Baroque Catalonia, in the 16th-18th centuries. Nowadays, he is conducting research about diseases in art and working as a professor for Tourism Studies. As a Docent, he leads the medieval and modernista Barcelona Tours. As an Official Tourist Guide, he has specialized in the permanent collections at museums including the Picasso Museum, the Catalan National Art Museum, the Barcelona History Museum and the Miró Foundation. Furthermore, he has experience leading tours about gastronomy, Gaudí and his architecture, fashion and design, as well as other specialized tours.
Teresa Mas de Roda, a native of Barcelona, artist and Professional Chef for 18 years, has lived and travelled all over the world in a continuous search for creative paths such as graphic design, photography, drawing, singing, writing and at last cooking. She studied Professional Cooking in Luis Irizar, San Sebastian. At the moment in addition to continuing with her individual Conceptual Chef project, she is working on her Gastronomy Blog and a new pairing project for wineries. She is a food lover always looking for new gastronomic pleasures to explore her passion for food and for her city Barcelona.
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Various Restaurants in Poble-Sec
Various Specialty Chocolate Shops