[ private experience ]
This traditional Portuguese cooking class will teach you how to prepare
a delicious 3-course meal, under the guidance of a knowledgeable
and experienced professional chef.
Enjoy your meal
If you’re searching for a hands-on workshop with Portuguese ingredients and recipes, then look no further. This traditional Portuguese cooking class offers the perfect balance between learning, chatting, and ultimately, eating. The class takes place in a real restaurant, with a real kitchen, and a real chef. The chef will guide you through the correct preparation of the ingredients (mise en place), and the cooking techniques and tricks behind each dish. In the end, you’ll have prepared a Portuguese-style banquet that you will be able to savor for dinner, paired with Portuguese wines.
This is a unique opportunity to experience the diverse Portuguese repertoire of soups, appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. Discover appetizers such as crispy pataniscas, spicy bifanas, moelas or amêijoas à Bulhão Pato, a simple and delightful clam recipe. Instead, you might want to prepare a typical caldo verde, a chestnut cream, or a tomato soup with poached eggs. Then there are the mains, where you can enjoy the creamy codfish delight that is the bacalhau com natas, or the gamey arroz de pato (duck rice). Or perhaps venture into the marine wonders of octopus rice, sea-flavored caldeirada de peixe (fish stew), or the regional açorda de marisco. No meal would be complete without dessert so you can choose to prepare the delicate flavors of the pudim Abade de Priscos, leite creme, or fruity concoctions like the bolinhos de abóbora (pumpkin cakes) and pêra bêbeda (poached pears), or textural fried sweets, like rabanadas or sonhos.
" 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. "
Katelyn Rich, USA
With this traditional Portuguese cooking class, you will...
– Get a crash course in Portuguese cuisine.
– Learn from the experienced hands of a seasoned chef.
– Master essential Portuguese recipes, and take them back home.
– Discover how traditional Portuguese flavors are developed.
– Have fun learning about food in a friendly, relaxed environment.
– Enjoy a 3-course meal with local wine.
" What a unique experience spending time with Bruno and Maria. They shared the best Porto 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, USA
Monday through Saturday, from 4 pm
Minimum: 2 pax* | Maximum: 12 pax*
* For solo travelers or bigger groups, please ask us for a quote
Learn to create a Portuguese 3 course meal: appetizer, main, and a dessert.
✔ Private chef
✔ Delicious food
✔ Local wine (or another beverage)
✔ Awesome fun while learning
✘ Personal expenses
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 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 Portuguese cooking class given?
This Portuguese cooking class will be undertaken inside a small restaurant. The experienced chef and owner will teach you how to make a 3-course Portuguese meal, which includes an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert. At the end of the class, you will enjoy your meal, sided by wine, beer, or another beverage of your choosing. Upon request, the chef may be available to accompany you to Bolhão market before the cooking class, to purchase the ingredients.
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?
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
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All prices are exclusive of VAT (when applicable).
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