The cooking event with Yves was an exceptional highlight of our trip to Barcelona. Starting with the shopping trip to the market where Yves tries to acommodate your meal preferences followed by the dinner preparation itself the event is constantly exciting, Yves is such a charismatic host, you feel like cooking dinner with a really good friend! If you want to encounter Catalanian hospitality and get behind the curtains of Barcelona the way a standard visitor never would book a dinner with Yves!
Jill SerresUnited States
We had an absolutely wonderful time shopping, cooking and eating with Chef Yves. He is so personable, welcoming and a great teacher. He gave us many cooking suggestions to choose for our lunch. We highly recommend to anyone who loves to cook and eat!
Rick D.United States
Yves was a tireless guide and opened a window into life in Barcelona that we found immensely valuable. We toured 3 markets and a few neighborhoods, mostly on foot, and in the process learned a lot about daily life in Barcelona, customs and traditions, and of course, food. Along the way, we collected ingredients from the markets for a dinner we prepared with Yves at his home at the end of the day. Preparing the meal was fun, and Yves was a wonderful host.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rick, thank you so much for the review and the private comments. They are very valuable to optimise the product offering, expectations and reconsider timeschedule and pricing. Many hugs and thanks again for joining. Yves
Kevin RuhUnited States
My husband and I loved celebrating our first anniversary with Yves and his "grandmother" Clara, learning how to prepare and appreciate some common Catalonian dishes. They were delicious! Book this tour!
Eric TreiberUnited States
Our culinary tour with Yves was absolutely amazing. We would do it again and again. From the first minute we met Yves in the Mercado Boqueria to the very end in his beautiful home, we were completely delighted. Yves is so much fun, very knowledgeable, and a fantastic chef. We have memories that will last our lifetime. Bravo!! Thank you, Eric Treiber.
Dewayne GreenUnited States
Yves was fabulous, he and Grandma ( embarrassed I can not remember her name) Yves took us to the market first, gave us several choices for each course and explained how each would be made. We then went to their kitchen, really neat place. We started with gazpacho, then a salted cod salad, rabbit with unbelievable mushrooms , tomato bread and we finished it off with melon with lime and mint. Grandma dotted on our 15 yr old son. My family and I chose the dishes. Book this tour it is great
Brandon WaxUnited States
This was a highlight of our two week trip. The shopping, cooking and the meal are all such terrific memories for everyone from my 10 year old on up. I would highly recommend Yves to any friend making a trip to Barcelona. I can't wait to go back and do it all again.
Joyce CalvinUnited States
What can you say, when you felt like family at Yves' home. We loved the visit to the market and the cooking was marvelous. A glass of cava on the rooftop deck made us feel so at home! Can't wait to try these tapas dishes at home. A special thank you, because we could not use garlic due to allergy and yet Yves compensated and all the dishes were remarkable. A true "chef". Loved it!!
Ronald ReiszUnited States
Yves is an amazing host! We had the most wonderful time! He has intimate knowledge of Barcelona and the surrounding areas and he is an all around great guy! I don't want to leave!!
Douglas YonesUnited States
Our family met Yves at the market and had a fun time shopping together. We greatly enjoyed our cooking lesson and meal. Our son handled a blowtorch to caramelize the sugar for dessert which was a bit scary for the rest of us! Our dinner was delicious and we had a great time doing something very unique.
Louis NicholsonUnited States
One of my family's favorite events we did in Spain. I don't think the description does it justice. Yves walks you through the market and discusses Spanish dishes and the options of what you can prepare. He has a lovely home and the food was spectacular. I cannot day enough how much of a pleasure this was. Yves, you are incredible. Thanks again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Louis, It has been a pleasure! Hugs! Yves
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Ellen KirshUnited States
We had a fantastic day with Yves. He took us to the Dali house, the Dali museum, a great sot for lunch at the lighthouse, and a great dinner back in Barcelona. He was informed, engaging, and very helpful all day long. He arranged a guide at the Dali museum who was a Dali expert--she has been studying Dali for an advanced degree for 6 years. We learned so much and had a really great time. Thank you Yves!!
George JonesUnited States
If you like to cook, and you enjoy good company then this is the tour for you. Yves first took us to the market, showing us the best local ingredients, and gave us suggestions of things we might cook. He was careful to include my 3 daughters in the conversations, and was considerate of their dietary tastes. We then proceeded to his lovely home, were introduced to his family, and participated in cooking a fantastic meal that was enjoyed by all. I can't express how much my entire family enjoyed this!
Keith MainlandBoulder, CO, United States
The experience with Yves was fantastic He was warm, charming and great to be with. I had 8 high school students 17 and 18 who all voted this experience the best of the 2 week trip. 5/5
Darlena BrightwellUnited States
Lovely evening with Yves! We enjoyed meeting the entire family in their charming home. Delicious tapas style dinner with wonderful wines...and we got good cooking tips!
Yves created a perfect evening for 6 of us long time friends. Starting with roof-top drinks and appetizers to creative tapas and dessert, paired with wines. The flamenco band also provided exceptional entertainment.
Yves was a fabulous tour guide. With an incredible passion for food. His knowledge was outstanding. I would highly recommend Yves. This is a must do for anyone coming to Barcelona.
Joel SchlesingerUnited States
My wife and I took two marvelous tours with Yves S and Lidia S in Barcelona on Thursday. Each did their job in a more than professional manner and they made our stay in Barcelona an unforgettable one. We owe them our gratitude.
Wayne HunekeUnited States
This was a unique experience. We met Yves at the market and bought food for our dinner. We went back to his house and helped him cook the dinner. Then we got to eat it. Yves was very friendly and personable. He was a knowledgeable cook and gave us some pointers. The dinner was very good and we very much enjoyed visiting his house and understanding better life in Barcelona.
Richard ReesWest Vancouver, BC, Canada
Absolutely wonderful evening. Yves was a great host and the food was outstanding. Highly recommended. Thanks you Yves!
Jose Luis GuizadoPanama
Yves is a young man full of live and always whith a smile and willing to make you feel at home.the tour was to visit three tapa restaurants that where for local people here in Barcelona. At first we really did not where we were going ,a little restaurant very tipical. We ate sea tapas that where fresh and extraordinary. The next two restaurants where a little more upscale but good fresh food as the first. We enjoyed Yves company and explanation of the food . Thanks Yves ,hope to see you again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello my friends from Panama. It has been a pleasure enjoying tapas with you! Cheers and hope to meet you somewhere again, yes. Yves
Merrie McNairUnited States
We scheduled the dinner with Yves for our last night in Barcelona, and what a treat it was! Yves was engaging in every way, and his knowledge of the market and food selections were superb. We decided upon a fantastically tailored menu for our family of five, and then returned to his rooftop to prepare and enjoy a superb dinner. Yves and his wife were the perfect hosts, and we've already recommended this to countless others!
I booked this tour as a wedding gift for 2 friends and Yves did a great job!! My friends were thrilled!! Thanks Yves!!
Yvonne DeckerUnited States
Yves was a great guide who customized the tour to our like and dislikes. We had a great ramble with Yves discussing life in Spain. I am sorry we didn't have time to try his cooking tour. One thing, if you book it and your confirmation says 10:00, contact Yves because he will probably want to move the time a little later since not much is open at 10:00
Everything was excellent. Yves has a wonderful house up on a hill with a breathtaking view of Barcelona. We met his family and the dinner was terrific.He is very knowledgeable about Barcelona and Catalan cooking and the evening with him was definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
Anand BasuUnited States
Excellent tapas tour, highly recommended!
Sandy O'DeaUnited States
Yves was professional, punctual & charming. You can tell this was his passion: cooking & food quality. Our daughters, ages 6 and 9, had so much fun because he made it hands-on! While at La Boqueria, he asked us our faves & tailored the menu to fit our palates! Having Yves there was like having an old family friend for dinner, plus he brought beer for while we were cooking & bottles of wine for the meal! Yeah baby! Absolutely the highlight of our week-long stay in Barcelona! Thx Yves 4 everything!
Charles (Dick) ChaneyNashville, TN, United States
5 stars should be 5+-- Yves gave us a great tour of the huge market where we purchased food and prepared with him guiding us in his beautiful home overlooking the city- he was most gracious and a lovely family. just a delightful evening.
Andrew RubensteinUnited States
Valerie MillerUnited States
Great experience. Loved the authentic food we prepared. Yves is a great guide.
Joseph DuddyUnited States
Great way to start our trip off in Barcelona. Yves was great, fun and very knowledgeable. He gave us a great taste of Catalan cuisine, taking us off the beaten path and to places we never would have found on our own. We had a blast!
Alson KempUnited States
Yves is a star! One of the top two or three tours we have taken over the years. Met at 5 at the market. Fun hour choosing the food. Fun car ride to his beautiful home and kitchen. Walk through the house which overlooks the city. Wine galore as we cooked. Arrival of lovely wife and cute kids. Dinner of delicious shrimp and turbot with veggies, as Ellie joined us after all said goodnight to kids. Dessert. More wine. Conversation until 11:30. Cab to the hotel after promises to do this again. Do this tour.
Rachel PritzkerUnited States
Yves is a wonderful guide to learn about the local food culture, tour the food market, actually prepare a meal and then enjoy it together overlooking Barcelona with. We enjoyed his easy, fun company and the meal was delicious! It felt like we had a friend in Barcelona (with a very cool terrace!), which is what i imagine the point of tours by locals really is.