Lisbon Cooking Class
Lisbon Cooking Class
This private cooking class in Cascais is a fabulous gourmet experience for guests looking for a luxurious and imaginative excursion from Lisbon. Learn all about Portuguese cuisine, characterized by its use of fresh ingredients like fish, shellfish and vegetables; its world class olive oils, cheeses and cured hams; and its tantalizing desserts (the Portuguese have a major sweet tooth!). Some star products include Quiejo de Serpa (from the beautiful Alentejo region) and Pico (from the Azores Islands); Pão de Milho (traditional cornbread); olive oils from the Esporão and Quinta das Marvalhas estates; “Ameixas de Elvas” (Elvas plums); “Piri- Piri” sauce (spicy sauce imported from Angola); “Salpicão” smoked sausages; and the ubiquitous "Bacalhau" (salt cod, a Portuguese delicacy).
With your own private chef you’ll prepare a three course traditional but elegant meal, that might include dishes like “Salmonete” (red mullet) or Ameijoas à Bulhão Pato (steamed clams with garlic, cilantro and white wine) followed by a fish stew (“Caldeirada) or “Bifes de Atum (Tuna steaks) and culminating in a naughty dessert like “Barrigas de Freira” (colorfully translated as nuns´ bellies). Over a meditative dessert wine finish off with a homemade “mermelada” and Portuguese cheeses like the irresistible Quiejo da Serra da Estrela with its gooey center and a contrasting hard cheese such as the spicy “Picante da Beira Baixa”. After your full morning of cooking, you’ll sit down and taste your dishes, along with excellent Portuguese wines. Go sightseeing in Sintra in the afternoon to get in a digestive walk before returning to Lisbon. Contact us for more info on this gourmet experience.
Below is a suggested Lisbon Cooking Class Itinerary
Private Cooking Classes in Cascais
Portuguese Cooking Class
This morning your private chauffeur will pick you up form your hotel in Lisbon and you’ll drive along the Atlantic coast to the aristocratic seaside town of Cascais. Cascais has long attracted nobility and wealthy foreigners and many beautiful villas were built along the sea n the 1800´s. In one of these lovely villas, with your own private chef, you’ll embark on a Portuguese culinary adventure this morning. You’ll have a partial demonstration and partial hands on cooking class that will include a three course menu, as well as other nibbles and wines. While you cook, enjoy the sea views. After a fantastic morning learning all about Portugal’s gastronomic heritage, you’ll sit down at an elegant table to enjoy the meal you have helped prepare.
After lunch, enjoy a little free time in Cascais to get some photos, pop into a gourmet shop or two and have a little walk. Carry on to the beautiful town of Sintra next, where you will have your own private guide to show you around. You’ll visit the outrageous Pena Palace, without a doubt Portugal’s most beautiful and bizarre palace. After a walking tour of the old town, enjoy some free time to explore. Pick up some great bottles of wine at the Loja do Vinho, buy pretty little pastries at the Pasteleria Sapa and pick up some ceramics from the many artisan shops. In the early evening, your driver will take you back into Lisbon, dropping you off at your hotel. And this concludes your memorable gourmet experience today. Hope you had a magnificent time!
“The cooking class in Cascais was exceptional and a #1 experience. Sounds silly or surprising but from a dining perspective, this was one of the best full course meals I personally have ever had and without question the best food combination in Portugal. Miguel Oliveira who did the instruction and cooking was outstanding. I would do a cooking class without question again as he has now set a high value for others to be judged by. We plan on trying to duplicate his recipes. The food was so good we would have gone back to his restaurant on a different night. It was great. ”Jim Bryant, Valley Center, Kansas
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