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“Yves, "Social Cooker" - hands on cooking in his private Barcelona home”

Yves Nicolier Sandrock
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Yves Nicolier is a social cook in his new life. As such he does cooking workshops, private cooking events, cooking classes, showcooking events or cooking parties where guests and cook come together and just flow in the same space between food and conversations. At La Boqueria, he does offer cooking classes in combination with guided groceries buying.
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
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“Yves, "Social Cooker" - hands on cooking in his private Barcelona home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

What a hands on experience - we made 5 dishes, our favorites were the Romesco sauce with the local vegetables ( onions and zucchini roasted) spicy octopus, delicious shrimps and monk fish over thinly sliced fried potatoes finished with poached pears. We stared with Cava on the balcony over looking the magnificent city accompanied with local tapas- or snacks. Time for conversation and pictures before we started the food preparation and we WERE hands on. Best Romesco sauce I have even had, great on both vegetables. We are octopus lovers so this dish was a special treat. Great wine with dinner, then his wife joined us later for a glass of wine when she returned home. Yves does dinners for 2- 16- all hands on or what you request. We were there on a Sunday so could not do the shopping with Yves- so he preselected for us and made fabulous selections. Yves has a wonderful kitchen for cooking and all to spices at hand. The views from the home are spectacular, not to be missed on the roof top which provides another outdoor cooking experience.
Barcelona is one of our very favorite cites: the people are so wonderful as is the food, wine architecture and shopping.
Debbie and Tom - Houston Texas

Visited May 2014
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English first
Barcelona, Spain
1 review
“Marvellous Teamcooking Event”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

We organized a Teamcooking event with our team.

First we visited, together with Yves, the most famous and colourful market in Barcelona “la Boqueria”. After buying all the ingredients necessary for the menu we went to Yves´ place for the cooking session. We learned a lot of great dishes and most important of all we enjoyed the delicious food we made together.
Yves is a very easy-going Chef and knows very well how to entertain his “guests”.
We had a really wonderful day!
Thanx Yves!

Visited April 2014
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Healdsburg, California
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20 reviews
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“The Best Evening in Barcelona”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Met at the market at 5; spent a fun hour choosing the food. Yves' car to his home provided an overview of a new part of Barc. House tour with lovely views of the city. Wine. Cooking. Ellie and kids return, all beautiful. More wine. Goodnights for the kids. Dinner. Ellie joins us. Delicious food. More wine. Conversation until 11:30.

Do this tour!

A Grape Grower from CA

Visited April 2014
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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
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“A once in a life time experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

such an amazing amazing experience!! whether you are with your kids best friends or random people the class is a great experience! I've taken two classes, the food is incredible, he sends you the recipes and is so nice and helpful and its a really good time! If you are in Barcelona you have to take this class especially paella on the roof, I promise you will NOT regret it!

Visited February 2014
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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
“Una experiencia INCREIBLE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

Si te gusta comida y te gusta la gastronomia, necesitas hacer una clase de gastronomia privada con Yves. La experiencia fue magnifica. Reunimos con Yves en el parado de metro (no recuerdo cual pero fue un poco lejos) y el nos trajo en coche a su casa en casi 5 minutos. Su casa fue como una en una historia. Fue pintoresco. Nosotros cocinamos en su terraza de la azotea y tuvimos una vista magnifica de Barcelona. Hicimos una ensalada de atun y habas blancas, paella, sangria y un postre delicioso. Yves sabe mucho sobre la comida y la gastronomia y despues de nuestra sesion con el, Yves nos mando las recetas de la comida que hicimos. Tambien el habla ingles casi perfectamente.

Now in English: If you like food and like to cook, you need to do a private cooking class with Yves. The experience was magnificent! We met Yves at the metro stop (I can't remember which one but it was pretty far) then he drove us to his house which was about 5 minutes away. His house is unreal! Very picturesque. We cooked on his rooftop terrace and had an amazing view of Barcelona. We made a tuna and white bean salad, paella, sangria and a cream dessert. Yves has a lot of knowledge about food and cooking and after our session he emailed us the recipes of the food we made. He also speaks English really well!

Visited February 2014
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