The Downtown Market Grand Rapids is a well-loved destination for gourmet products, culinary education, and food and wine experiences. To take this passion international, the Market is headed to Spain to explore gastronomy and local culture in Madrid and Barcelona. Grab your passport because a small group of travelers are invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind culinary and cultural tour.
Join Mimi Fritz, President & CEO of the Downtown Market, as she shows you some of her favorite markets and destinations! Tasting Spain begins in seaside Barcelona, a city known for its diverse architecture, beaches, and a vibe of pure enchantment—then we’re off to Madrid to enjoy art, tapas, and flamenco.
Tasting Spain will be filled with excellent meals and market visits, private tours, a cooking class in La Boqueria market, guided excursions to the countryside, plus time to shop and sightsee at your leisure. Spain will ignite your senses and this tour captures it all: the flair for style and design, works by Gaudi and Picasso, Tapas bites to gourmet delights, beaches in Barcelona and boulevards in Madrid. Vamonos!