5 popular local food experiences around the world

Meet the most-reviewed home chefs on EatWith

From a home chef with secret family recipes in Rome to a Michelin-trained chef serving up gourmet plates in Barcelona, our most-reviewed experiences range in style and ambiance. But whether guests are eating straight from a rooftop farm in Brooklyn or lounging on a rooftop terrace in Tel Aviv, one thing always remains consistent: the experience is as local as the host is passionate. Read on for a few EatWith experiences that guests can’t stop writing home about.

Ai in New York

Ai hosts dinner parties in her Brooklyn loft that stay with guests forever. From the rooftop farm she built herself, to ceilings covered with hanging plants, to a communal table filled with Japanese bites, this is the New York culinary adventure you haven’t experienced yet.

“Ai creates an engaging experience in her loft that makes you feel like you are in her garden. Her 7-course Japanese vegetarian dinner is an explosion of colors, textures and taste sensations. Each course is a treat for the eyes and the taste buds. Fresh seasonal ingredients, including some from her roof garden, make it to meticulously arranged and displayed plates which combine familiar items with new combinations. The result is a carnival of Japanese-inspired flavors and a great evening.”

Rudi in Barcelona

Rudi is a Michelin-trained chef that will paint your plate with flavors. In his sunny Barcelona home, he fills the table with fresh market ingredients, and the room with endless creativity.

“I could rave about this event. The food was magical and far exceeded my expectations. The company was excellent and a brilliant night was had by all. My best night in Barcelona!”

Federica & Barbara in Rome

When in Rome…wine and dine with an Italian family that will give you the local experience of a lifetime. Mother-daughter duo Federica & Barbara are known for their warm hospitality and lively celebrations. At their house, every dinner is a party.

“The highlight of our entire trip. My expectations were exceeded beyond what I thought possible. Barbara manages to do it all while making you feel welcome in her home as she introduces you to others that have joined you in the dining experience. By the end of the night, everyone feels like family celebrating a holiday. The food and wine never stops and the love and laughs are equally abundant. I have been to Rome several times now and thought I have been enough and seen it all. It is for this dining experience alone that I will return to Rome…to Barbara’s house.”

Don the Fishmonger in San Francisco

A fishmonger turned chef, Don is an expert on local, sustainable California seafood. At his multiple-course dinners, you’ll kick off the evening with oysters and bubbly, and then taste the best of the Bay, hand-selected by Don himself. This is a seafood lovers dream.

“One of the most memorable seafood dinners I have had! I will always remember the sea urchin, that was so good. Not to mention the oysters and the crab, to die for! And then there was Don, who prepared all the food expertly and was so kind to share some of his knowledge about the food he was serving with his guests. If you are in SF and love seafood, do book a meal with Don, you will not be disappointed.”

Keren & Yael of “Habanot” in Tel Aviv

Keren & Yael have become famous for their lavish feasts in Tel Aviv, where nobody leaves hungry, and everyone leaves happy — whether it’s because of the people they met, the sea breeze on their amazing rooftop, or the decadent, doughy desserts. Check out their top menu, appropriately called “10 steps to Happiness.”

“From the moment we arrived, the hospitality from Keren and Yael was exceptional. The venue was a cool bohemian apartment with lots of character and an amazing roof terrace. The highlight though was without doubt the food which lived up to the reviews and left our whole group full and content — everyone left with a smile enjoyed the evening immensely. Thank you for this unique experience of Israeli cuisine and hospitality in Tel Aviv!”

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