I really enjoyed this - it was a very cool way to take a cooking class and lots of fun. Yves was very sweet, so positive and very interactive throughout the class. He went with the flow and didn't seem thrown by anything. I found the whole experience very engaging and interesting. And the food was delicious!
M. Brian PolskyUnited States
Yves was so fantastic about our diet restrictions & accommodated our tight schedule. The experience with him was an absolute joy!
Stephen LowiszUnited States
Incredible night! Yves was a perfect host, a great chef, and just all around great to spend time with. The food was great - we were involved in cooking all of it and drinking some great wine as we didn't. Couldn't be happier with the night and the company!
Sue WeiermanUnited States
We loved our cooking experience with Yves! Beginning with the first inquiries about the tour, Yves was a good communicator and he continued to be a gracious and friendly host throughout the entire experience. We learned a lot at the market; Yves was good to ask questions and share insights as to what we should cook. The actual cooking with Spanish cuisine at his house was super, where my two adult sons assisted with preparing several entrees and learned many tips! Food was delicious! We enjoyed it all!
Eric BasuLas Vegas, NV, United States
John CartierJersey City, NJ, United States
An wonderful hands-on tour with an extraordinary guide. Not to be missed if you're interested in a farm-to-table type of experience.
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!
Jennifer GrenzUnited States
Yves is terrific. We started at the Boqueria market where we wander and were struck by inspiration for all the incredible fresh food and unique, local delicacies. We collectively planned and meal and went back to Yves house to cook it. We learned new techniques, tasted amazing food and share our dinner creation together. It was a perfect evening that embodied the best of Barcelona! Thank you Yves!!
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 S.United 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!