[ private experience ]

Modern Portuguese
Cooking Class

Portuguese cuisine will crawl under your skin after you take
a modern Portuguese cooking class to tune up your senses.
Challenge yourself: learn it, love it & cook it with the best.

Porto

4 hours

Modern cuisine

Super chef

Wine

Full meal

Outline

You came here because you’re interested in Portuguese food, but you want something different than Grandma’s cooking. Worry not, you came to the right place: have a try at our modern Portuguese cooking class.

With this experience, you’ll get to learn the roots of Portuguese cuisine through the very trained, very particular perspective of a fine dining chef. Yes, you’re going backstage into one of Porto’s most vibrant restaurants and learning one-on-one with the chef and owner. How cool is that?

To warm up, you’ll get the chance to visit the local market or whimsical specialty grocery stores and forage for some ingredients. Then, you'll go into the kitchen to discover how Portuguese cuisine is being revolutionized from the inside out.

Be you a professional cook, a devoted amateur, or even a complete rookie, our chef will follow at your pace. He’s patient and nice like that. But he is nothing short of demanding, and together you will surely make amazing Portuguese dishes. We guarantee it!

Not only will our chef teach you how to cook these particular recipes, but he’ll also explain where the ingredients came from, and why they’re important in our cuisine. It is a chance to go full circle with an outstanding professional. Plus, it’s a lot of fun. And if you’re really good, maybe he’ll hire you. What are you waiting for?

Afterward, you will enjoy a 3-course meal complete with wine, to celebrate your new mad skills. So let's dress the apron, grab the knife, and let's cook!

OUR GUEST'S REVIEWS

*****

Taking this food tour in Porto was like hanging out with two old friends that happen to know a bottomless amount of information about the local food culture and history. Maria and Bruno chatted with us easily as we walked from place to place pointing out different items of interest as well as culinary masterpieces. The depth of knowledge they have about the local history of Porto and of Portugal as a whole, brought a whole new depth to the tour that, I felt, was unique to this experience. The food and drink pairings were fabulous and brought an enlightened mindset to the ways cultures develop traditions that I had never experienced. If I ever return to Porto I would, without hesitation, go on a tour with them again.

Kate Rich, New York

BEWARE!!! Maria and Bruno only offer a tour giving you a rare glimpse into the real culture and life of locals. If you enjoy being led around like sheep (tourists) to places where you see other sheep(tourists), this is not for you. Let them push you a bit into trying (pig ears, aguardiente), going (local taverns), understanding (Portuguese cultures, values) a little more than you’ve experienced/understood before. They tailor their tours according to your preferences in order to make sure you get what you want. My only requirements to them were “places the everyday locals go to (the smaller the better) and not wanting to see any tourists.” they over delivered for us. A group of 15 of us and we all felt it was like a 1:1 tour as they made sure to try and speak to all of us individually and not treat us like a herd of animals. HONEST AND PASSIONATE PEOPLE DOING GREAT THINGS.

Kin Hong, Barcelona

Our tour company hired Maria and Bruno for our food/culture tour of Porto. What a wonderful couple. They stuffed us with food and information! They are fun-loving, knowledgeable, smart, and know several out of the way places to show you whatever your interests are. Would hire them again in a minute.

Donna Jones, Florida

Our Porto food tour with Maria and Bruno was a major highlight of our 10 days in Portugal. We visited a number a great spots that we never would have found on our own and enjoyed some of the most amazing Porto cuisine. They are passionate about food and true experts. I strongly suggest booking a tour if you are visiting Porto.

Jennifer Bellin, Ohio

So many thanks for sharing your brilliant selves with us… Your hospitality, knowledge, passion, is still burning bright in our brains, heart, and stomach!

Lisa & Jeff, Los Angeles

Amazing, all around experience. These guides were top notch and showed us a great time. By far the best experience in Porto. Would 10/10 recommend for anyone wanting an authentic food and historical experience. Obrigado.

J Euneman, Indianapolis

The tour was fantastic! Maria and Bruno were great. Robin and I were discussing. They may well be the best guides we ever had, and we have had a number of them.

Robin & Richard Porter, Atlanta

This food tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Portugal. I can not say enough good things about Maria and Bruno. They were extremely knowledgeable, as well as, a pure pleasure to spend time with. They took us to places and exposed us to foods we could never have done on our own. They gave not only an amazing food tour, but a mini historic tour of Porto due to their deep understanding of the history. They respected our dietary restrictions when choosing the places to tour. Both my husband and I felt like we were spending the day with dear friends. If you are in Porto do NOT miss the opportunity to take a food tour with them.

Lisa Worsek, Chicago

What a unique experience spending time with Bruno and Maria. They shared the best Ponto can offer for food lovers. Their in-depth knowledge of history and its relationship to food is amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Samantha Xu, California

Highlights

With this fancy modern Portuguese cooking class, you will...

– Get a crash course in Portuguese cuisine, proceed to make your friends envious.
– Learn from a pretty darn good chef.
– HAVE FUN.
– Discover how Portuguese flavors are developed, with a touch of modernity.
– Relish in a super tasty 3-course meal with wine.
– Learn how to clean an octopus (just kidding... unless you want to).

Details

AVAILABILITY

On appointment

DURATION

4 hours

GROUP

Minimum: 2 pax* | Maximum: 6 pax*

* Email us if you are a solo traveler or have a bigger group, and also for team building events.

FOOD

We can talk about the best food selection for you.

INCLUDED

✔ Super amazing chef
✔ Food so good that it'll make you cry
✔ Wine, because of... wine
✔ Learning some mean knife (and other) skills

NOT INCLUDED

✘ Transportation
✘ Personal expenses
✘ Gratuities
✘ Sad, depressing food

FAQ

Should I book the cooking class in advance?

Yes. In order to guarantee the chef’s availability, we ask you to book the cooking class with a minimum of 3 days in advance. If you book in shorter notice than 3 days, we may not be able to accommodate your request, however, do not refrain from contacting us.

What is the price of a modern Portuguese cooking class?

Please ask us for a quote. Prices may vary according to customizations and the number of guests.

Are the cooking classes private?

Yes. Our cooking classes are private and only include you and your guests.

What language is the cooking class given in?

The cooking classes are provided in English or Portuguese.

How is the modern Portuguese cooking class given?

This modern Portuguese cooking class will be undertaken inside one of Porto’s most reputed casual fine dining restaurants. Before the class, you will have the chance to familiarize yourself with some of Porto’s traditional commerce. Afterward, the experienced chef and owner will teach you how to prepare Portuguese dishes with a modern approach, including all the fancy technical aspects (hooray!). At the end of the class, you will enjoy a 3-course meal, sided by wine, beer, or another beverage of your choosing.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

Please indicate all dietary restrictions in the form, including allergies.
Our Portuguese cooking classes are not suited for vegans. Vegetarian options may be accommodated into the cooking class. Dairy-free options may be provided upon request; we cannot assure a gluten-free experience due to the possibility of cross-contamination in the kitchen.

Can I postpone my cooking class?

A cooking class may be postponed only once, with a minimum notice of 2 days. The possibility of postponing is dependent on availability.

Are bathrooms available during the cooking class?

Yes.

May I ask for a refund?

We do not refund cooking class reservations. The cooking class may be rescheduled to another date, whenever possible, or we may emit a voucher you may redeem during the following year.

Terms and Conditions

PRIVACY

We value your privacy and do not share your private information with any third party entities. You are free to request the deletion of your data at any time.

LIABILITY

We are not responsible for situations caused by Third Party services that occur before, during, or after the tour.

TAXES

All prices are exclusive of VAT (when applicable).

MORE INFORMATION

Any additional questions may be placed using the “Contact Us” form.