The overall kitchen atmosphere for the course, the advance preparations, the cooking implements and the cleanliness were superb. Fernando did a great job of providing the explanations in Spanish and English, spoken slowly for the mixed national group we were (4 Brazilian, 1 American who spoke some Spanish, 1 American who spoke absolutely no Spanish, and me (bi-lingual). I had plenty of questions to ask and Fernando´s responses cleared a lot of doubts I had about some aspects of Spanish cooking.
I would like to add that I will highly recommend these wonderful courses to my circle of friends, Spanish and foreign. I shall always remember the camaraderie that developed as we all enjoyed our meal as demonstrated when we showed each other photos of our families and exchanged email addresses, etc.
A special “abrazo” for Fernando from me and Christine!
Una vez más gracias por todo y, por favor, agradece a Sonia y Jaime por toda la ayuda con el viaje.
Both Elaine and I would like to say what a wonderful time we had on Tuesdays wine tasting day. We were impressed about Ismaels knowledged of winemaking and his personnal connections with the wine producers. The lunchon after the three winneries was fantastic. Although I didn´t eat the set tourist menu. There was no problem in ordering another meal to my liking. Although Elaine had the set meal and loved it. Nothing was too much trouble.
The stop off to the other points of beauty was also a bonous and unexpected. Ismael made the group come together and by the end we were all good friend. A wonderful day was had by all. I would definitely recomend your company especially Ismael to friend and family that are visiting Madrid. It is a must for novices and experience wine connoisseurs alike.
On a personnal note from both Elaine and I. Thank you so mush Ismael for a wonderful day. You will be remembered for adding such pleasure to both our 50th birthdays.
Los Vinos: Grandes desconocidos, pero grandes vinazos. Por favor, hacernos llegar los nombres, tanto del blanco como del tinto. Excelentes.
La Comida: A pesar de que fuimos a no complicarnos mucho, fue lo suficientemente elaborada para que se vieran nuestras maneras. Comida y resultado fueron estupendos.
En resumen, pasamos un rato muy agradable que todavía alguno está recordando y otros están practicando.
As for any dislikes – I didn’t hear any!! Quite the opposite! J
Thank you again – we will most definitely be repeat customers!!