Spanish tapas cooking break

Andalucia, Iznajar, Spain

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H Riley, Aberdeen, United Kingdom - May 2019

Spanish cooking holiday

Clive and Maki were great hosts which meant I had a wonderful relaxing holiday. The cooking was also a relaxed style with Clive taking us through how to cook some of his favourite recipes for dinner each evening with techniques and tips included rather than a strict cook school lesson based approach.

Reply from Supplier: Thanks a lot Helen for participating in our cooking course !!! We are so happy to know that you had a wonderful experience with us and the other participants. We had a nice mix of guests who all got on so well making your holiday very memorable. Thank you and see you soon. Happy cooking!

C Cooper, , - Sep 2018

Spanish cookery break

H White, Spain - Jul 2018

Spanish cookery break

Excellent short break

S Ince, Las Encinas, Isnajar - Jun 2018

Fish cooking break

So friendly, relaxed and easy-going - like staying with friends including their lovely pets. Patient and encouraging tuition - picked up a lot of skills and tips. Delicious meals. Beautiful, quiet setting.

Reply from Supplier: We were delighted to have met you, Sue. It was so wonderful to know that you enjoyed the experience and learnt some practical tips and new skills from Chef Clive. Thank you !

Deborah Wainwright, Finca las Encinas, Los Juncares - Apr 2018

Spanish cookery break

A wonderful experience, excellent food and tuition. Nothing was too much trouble for them. A very relaxing time for me but if you want to do things you can. I must say the place is beautiful also the countryside is astounding.

Reply from Supplier: Thank you Deborah. We all enjoyed having you for a few days sharing the same interest and a lot of laughs !!! See you again.

B Broome, Woldingham, United Kingdom - Nov 2017

Olive oil tasting and Spanish cooking

Clive and Making were great hosts and made us very welcome. Unfortunately the severe drought in the region meant there was little olive harvesting going on but they still ensured we came away with a good understanding of the harvesting and processing. The Finca is in a lovely rural location with lots of interesting places nearby.

T Postlewaite, Santa Cruz, USA - Jul 2017

Fish cooking break

The hosts were welcoming and friendly. And the cooking experience was extraordinary. I can't wait to get home and try out the recipes and techniques that I learned fro Chef Clive. This was a "top of the class" experience. I have told all my friends, family, and colleagues about my time with Clive and Maki. I would go again in a heartbeat!!

Reply from Supplier: Thank you so much Tom. It was our pleasure to have hosted you for a few days. Look forward to the next time !

S Murphy, Galway, Ireland - Jun 2017

Spanish cooking holiday

Thank you so much for the amazing stay in your beautiful home. The lessons were really good, learned so much and tried things I might not have otherwise tried but every meal was amazing. Definitely recommend.

E mcallister, Glasgow, Scotland, UK - Jan 2017

Spanish cookery break

I had the most wonderful experience learning to cook Spanish cuisine under the tutelage of Chef Clive. I was the only guest being so early in the year and he and Maki made me most welcome in their lovely home high up in the mountains. Days were spent travelling to some of the beautiful Andalusian white towns and a special trip to Córdoba and evenings were spent comfortably in the kitchen making great food. I would highly recommend this very special holiday.

Reply from Supplier: Thank you so much Eleanor for a lovely few days hosting you ! See you again soon ! Happy cooking.

K le quesne, Trinity, Channel Islands - Jul 2015

Spanish cooking holiday

S Koskio, HELSINKI, Finland - May 2015

Spanish cookery break

This place is a paradise. The atmosphere of the place is so welcoming and Clive and Maki are just lovely people. They make you feel like home. The cooking course was nice and really intensive teaching. You can hardly ever meet such a hospitable and nice couple. We highly recommend this place to everybody!

A Wellstead, Dublin, Ireland - Mar 2015

Spanish cookery break

This was my first cooking holiday and a brilliant experience,one I can't wait to go on again. Clive was so knowledgable, patient and a fantastic teacher...we can't wait to cook the food again. The location was beautiful and we well looked after. We will be returning.

Reply from Supplier: It was a REAL pleasure having this lovely couple. Hope George's birthday was memorable ! See you both soon.

A Ferguson, Farnham, UK - Oct 2014

Spanish cooking holiday

What a great holiday in a relaxed atmosphere, and cooking wonderful food!

D Quinn, Colchester, United Kingdom - Sep 2013

Spanish cooking holiday

The cooking and eating was absolutely terrific. Clive really knows his stuff and is a great tutor. Great location for exploring the region, lots of help and advice from my hosts. I came back wonderfully relaxed and with lots more knowledge of Spain.

T Znamirowski , Santa Cruz, USA - Sep 2013

Spanish cooking holiday

Clive & Maki are great hosts, welcoming all their guests to share in this lovely part of Spain. From the time that I arrived, I sensed that they truly cared about their guests. My cooking experience included 2 extra days and exceeded my expectations tremendously! Top knotch! Recommended!!!!!

A Burton, Northwood, UK - Sep 2013

Spanish cookery break

C vroom, Amsterdam, THE netherlands - Jun 2013

Spanish cooking holiday

I enjoyed my stay in the Finca with Clive and Maki very much: precious location with beautiful view on the hills with olive trees, very relaxed atmosphere, nice house, delicious food and very very nice staff. I learned a lot from the cooking courses.

N Sutcliffe, Dollar, UK - Mar 2013

Spanish cooking weekend

Had a fantastic time here. The food we made and ate was amazing and we shall definitely be trying the recipes again ourselves. Hosts were so welcoming, and full of local advice. Even though we were only here 2 nights this really added to our enjoyment of Spain for the whole holiday.

N Kent, Mugdock, Scotland - Sep 2012

Spanish cooking holiday

Clive, Maki and Cei were very welcoming as were the two dogs Smoky and Lassie and the cat Sapphire!! Clive had a very relaxed approach when imparting his expert culinary knowledge and cooking techniques which made the whole experience and holiday very memorable and enjoyable. Thank you.

A Datson, Woking, UK - Oct 2012

Spanish cookery break

A very enjoyable long weekend in a lovely part of Spain. We didn't have the greatest weather but that's unusual, and I think the experience would have been even better if we had been able to cook outside as chef Clive said he normally did. Good fun cooking too, Clive really knows his stuff.

J Coffey, Brighton, United Kingdom - Sep 2012

Spanish cooking weekend

I had an absolutely fabulous time. Thank you so much for this opportunity, we enjoyed every minute.

W ELAINE, Singapore, Singapore - Jul 2012

Spanish cooking holiday

It would have been good to receive the cooking notes at the beginning of the course rather than the end - that way I could have made notes as we went along. Overall an enjoyable experience and I look forward to me next sojourn … Elaine

Reply from Supplier: Thank you for your review. We will take note of your comment and pass it on to the school. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday.

M Holland, Rathdowney, Ireland - Jun 2012

Spanish cookery break

Clive was an excellent tutor, very easy going and explained everything. Really enjoyed the experience.

E van Heyningen, Cape Town, South Africa - May 2012

Spanish cooking weekend

I found this a thoroughly satisfying experience. I'm not sure of my ability to reproduce the results but I particularly appreciated the very professional quality of the teaching and the friendliness of Clive and Maki.

V Parry, Ely, England - Feb 2012

Fish cooking break

Clive and Maki were very helpful and kind. They knew the area very well so were able to help us plan some excellent days out. The food we cooked was delicious!

K Walsh, bristol, england - Oct 2011

Spanish cooking holiday

Clive and Maki could not have been more lovely. This is a great cooking course, which has totally inspired me learn more.

S Dunaway, Glasgow, UK - Aug 2011

Spanish cookery break

had a fantastic time

A Boswell, London, England - Aug 2011

Spanish cooking holiday

Clive and Maki were fantastic. They made us feel really welcomed and were very hospitable throughout our stay with tips on what to see and where to go. The cooking lessons were great - Clive is a font of all knowledge! It is definitely worth going on the olive oil and fino tasting if you can.

T McMahon, Ringsend, Ireland - Jul 2011

Spanish cookery break

We've just come back from a really great trip in South Spain, including 3 days wit Clive & Maki. The accomm. is lovely, the area gorgeous, (lovely lake/beach down the road), and the cooking experience was brilliant - cooking really tasty food in a very laid back and social way. Highly recommended.

B Keogh, Brisbane, Australia - Mar 2011

Spanish cooking holiday

I was fortunate enough to have one-on-one tuition... Very impressed with the course, location and of course the hosts!

M Hancocks, nr halifax, England - Feb 2011

Spanish cookery break

The hosts were excellent - friendly but not intrusive. Great experience which I would recommend to a friend. I would book again through your company.

C Evans, ., UK - Jul 2010

Spanish cooking weekend

I can quite honestly say it was the best holiday I've ever been on! I would recommend the holiday to anyone! We learn to cook so much and such an amazing time. I've never had anyone try to make a stay so pleasurable as at the Finca!

P Robinson, ., UK - Apr 2010

Spanish cooking weekend

The lovely welcome. The comfortable atmosphere. Your lovely home and location. Clive's gentle but firm instruction. The fabulous food (beautifully cooked!) A bedroom that ensured an inner peace and tranquility. The time making origami with Maki and Cei. Cei's wonderful way with adults. The two dogs.All this helped Shirley have a change. She suffered from arthritis and other health problems and the days with the family were some of her best this year and give me some lasting memories of her being happy and relaxed.

L Blaikie, Walang, Australia - Jan 2011

Spanish cooking holiday

The overall experience was very good. Our hosts were and the cooking course was well run. Please pass on our thanks to Clive, Maki and Cei for making the week such a pleasant experience

J Winkelman , McLeod, USA - Jul 2010

Spanish cookery break

Clive and Maki were fabulous hosts. Clive provided detailed instruction, teaching me new techniques and improving those I already knew. The food was to die for! I have been highly recommending this course ever since I returned. Thanks!

A Murray, Teddington, UK - Jun 2010

Spanish cooking holiday

The setting was lovely and it was great to cook in a very small group. Clive was totally non judgemental and easy to work with and learn from. Breakfasts were wonderfully authentically Spanish.

C Marsh, ., UK - May 2010

Spanish cooking weekend

If you think you can cook-think again.We learned how to make gorgeous food with minimum fuss,clear instructions and a backdrop of olive-clad hillsides.The pool's inviting,the rooms comfortable and cool, the peace and quiet so welcome.With many places of interest near we'll definitely be going back!

C Edwards, Blackburn, England - Apr 2010

Spanish cooking weekend

I had a really enjoyable break and as a single person would recommend to other singles as the dining at night in a group made the experience even better

C Farquhar, Alexandria, USA - Oct 2009

Spanish cooking weekend

We had a wonderful time. The finca was beautiful. Clive was a great teacher. We learned a great deal about Spanish cooking which we are using back home already. Many thanks for a great trip.

A Petherbridge, Hagley, UK - Nov 2009

Spanish cooking weekend

The only downside to the weekend was getting there and back. The road is tortuous and the Sat Nav a bit unreliable

P loriggio, Tooting, England - Sep 2009

Spanish cookery break

The hospitality of Maki and Clive, the setting - among olive groves and fig trees is pretty hard to beat. It's a wonderful place to stop and stare and when the sun goes down, learn how to prepare some great Spanish dishes. I thoroughly recommend it.

S England, BFPO, United Kingdom - Sep 2009

Spanish cookery break

From the start we received a friendly welcome in comfortable and relaxing surroundings. The lesssons where well prepared and delivered in a relaxed, but highly professional manner. The menu choices certainally stretched our cooking skills to a higher level wetting our appetite to learn more.

A Robinson, Westcott, UK - Sep 2009

Spanish cooking weekend

Great weekend and fab cooking experience, would have preferred to have choice of recipes to cook rather than chosen for us. would have preferred to have been left on our own to enjoy meal, access to wine eg. honesty bar rather than wait to be offered drink. lovely people and fabulous setting

A Goodwin, Abridge, UK - Jul 2009

Spanish cooking weekend

A wonderful break, great hosts and had fun cooking.

J E Rue, Oxford, UK - Apr 2009

Spanish cooking weekend

The only reason for not all 5 stars is that the weather was cold.

L Tait, Stavanger, Norway - Mar 2009

Spanish cooking weekend

We had an awesome time and I'm already telling everyone I know to go and check it out.