• Portuguese cooking courses in Lisbon •
Discover the secrets of Portuguese cuisine!
Portuguese cuisine is based on several influences, from Mediterranean, former colonial possessions and wide variety of spices used originally from Asia.
Learn the portuguese traditional dishes and share it with your friends and family on special occasions. It will be a wonderful surprise, new flavors they can taste and it will be always a surprise and a different experience for them.
This programme will combine a market tour to buy fresh ingredients, 2 cooking classes and a pastry class.
Start your culinary programme with a cooking class starting at 6.30 pm (ending around 10pm). The chef/instructor will teach you how to prepare another traditional Portuguese meal consisting of fish dish, meat dish and dessert. Then you will seat down and enjoy the meal you have prepared with your foodie friends together with excellent Portuguese wines.
The menu varies according to the season and products available but consists of an appetizer, a main course and a dessert.
The following day, come at 9.30 am and learn how to make the famous pasteis de nata. During 2h00 you will learn how to use the ingredients and secrets to make those traditional pastries. Pastéisde Nata born in the 18th century at Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon. At the time, monasteries and convents used huge quantities of egg-whites for starching of clothes, such as nun´s habits. The egg yolks were used to make pastries and cakes, resulting in the proliferation of the Portuguese sweet pastry recipes. Then, have a brunch to taste your delicious Pastéis de Nata while drinking a juice or a coffee in a very relaxed environment.
On Friday morning, you will directly buy fresh ingredients for the Cooking Class going to the market! Do you know any other place than a market to understand traditions? You will be delighted with the variety of colours, fresh vegetables and variety of fresh fish and shellfish. Fresh ingredients are the basis of the Portuguese cuisine. The chef/instructor will then teach you how to prepare a traditional Portuguese meal consisting of fish dish, meat dish and dessert in a hands-on experience! Finally, you sit down and enjoy the meal you have prepared with your new foodie friends together with excellent Portuguese wines. Starting at 9.30 am, the market tour and cooking class end at about 2.30 pm. The chef will meet the participants of the Market Tour at the school.
At the end of your programme, you will know how to prepare a traditional Portuguese fish dish, meat dish and a dessert that will delight your senses!
You will be able to take home the recipes with the ingredients, portions and every detail allowing you to replicate them at home and impress your friends!
The programme is available all year round. It starts on a Wednesday and ends on Friday or from Thursday to Saturday
The cooking school is located in the centre of Lisbon near the metro stop Saldanha.
Local homestay will offer you a better immersion. We recommand that you have a look at the homestays websites such as: www.homestay.com
This price includes :
- 1 market tour followed by 1 cooking class & lunch (5 hours)
- 1 pastry class (2 hours) and tasting
- 1 cooking class (3h30) and dinner (wine included)
- ALIORE’s membership fees
" "Les cheffes sont pro, passionnées de culture gastronomique avec du coup des échanges bien supérieurs à mes attentes, attentionnées, très bon relationnel. J'ai eu deux cours avec deux Cheffes différentes mais tout aussi engagées l'une que l'autre, heureuses d'être là, de faire ce job, avec une envie de partager une excellente cuisine portugaise et son histoire.
Le local où ont lieu les cours est propre, très bien agencé, beau, convivial !
Merci de m'avoir permis de rencontrer ces personnes, avec toujours comme fil conducteur la cuisine et ce qu'elle véhicule de meilleur." "
Emmanuelle Le 16/10/2019
" "Food Tour : absolument génial. Super intéressant de présenter l'histoire et la géographie du pays à travers la nourriture et les dégustations. Nos ados de 15 et 17 ans ont apprécié de ne pas faire un séjour uniquement basé sur des balades découvertes classiques. La description du stand poissonnerie au marché .. en anglais .. n'était pas forcément facile, mais l'essentiel, c'est que le shark que nous avons cuisiné soit bon :-)"
Martine et sa famille Le 23/04/2017