During this 4-hour cooking experience in Lisbon, you’ll learn to prepare Portuguese dishes under the guidance of an expert chef. Instead of just eating culinary classics, you’ll master basic techniques, prepare ingredients, taste wine and olive oil, and learn about the history of Portuguese cuisine. Enjoy the satisfaction of eating a 3-course meal that you’ve prepared while chatting with fellow foodies. Meals prepared are not suitable for vegetarians.
4-hour Portuguese cooking experience in Lisbon
Under the guidance of an expert chef, master techniques and prepare fresh ingredients
Learn about Portuguese culinary traditions
Feast on a 3-course meal and chat with fellow foodies
Make your way to the cookery school, located on Rua Cidade de Liverpool in Lisbon, and greet your small group and professional chef. Wash your hands, don your apron and find out what’s on the menu. During this hands-on 4-hour experience, you’ll prepare a 3-course meal including a fish dish, meat dish and dessert. Under the guidance of your chef, learn basic techniques and prepare ingredients integral to Portuguese cuisine. Taste premium samples of olive oil and wine, and learn about Portuguese culinary traditions as you cook. When your 3-course feast is ready, take a seat among fellow foodies and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Relish the satisfaction of eating a meal you prepared and leave the cookery class with fresh cooking inspiration.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Mar 2018
Our instructor David, was very hospitable and knowledgeable. Preparing and cooking the dinner items was lots of fun. Suggest that the overall experience should be described as an introduction to Portuguese cuisine. Suggest you offer another level of class that focuses more on cooking techniques for the experienced home cook.
Tomas was a wonderful instructor! Fortunately, the class was small - an Australian couple and myself - so we were all able to equally contribute to cooking the dishes. We made delicious bacalhau a bras, chicken and chorizo in a pot, and meringue with custard. I'm glad I took the class and would recommend.
It was difficult to find the location. Chef was delightful but food disappointed. Chourico great. Beef excellent. Rice ok. But dessert disappointed as did Bacala. Have also not received the recipees. He never got our emails and went on line and could not find. Also no one there to assist and help with clean up. Participants cleaned.
This was a great experience. Tomas guided us through the recipes - a risotto, chicken in a pot and some sort of custard dessert. We had bread, olives and olive oil to start and plenty of wine. I enjoyed talking to the chef, Tomas, and the other participants. It was a memorable night out and I learned a lot about the food culture of Portugal.
Great way to spend an evening in Lisbon! The school does a wonderful job of integrating history, recipes, techniques, and social fun. The wine was free flowing and the dinner we all participated in making was delicious. We learned something about Portugal and each other. It's a great way to meet and socialize with people all over the world. You come together and cook together with a common interest - good food!!
An absolutely delightful experience to learn some typical Portuguese dishes with Gonçalo Carvalheiro. He was knowledgeable, friendly and able to keep everyone cooking, learning and conversing all at the same time. From tasting for different types of olive oils to different techniques, Gonçalo was great at providing instruction and was an immense help throughout the process.
Since our class group was so small 4 people total, we also had the privilege of having meaningful and intimate dinner conversations. We would recommend this for anyone that wants to learn about Portuguese cuisine, from an instructor that is serious about cooking and teaching.
Honestly I did not have a good experience with Cooking Lisbon. I booked it as a special event for my boyfriend's birthday and had specifically contacted the owner Luis beforehand to try to arrange a surprise for my boyfriend. However despise all the email communication before and the promise from Luis, Luis did not even communicate all these to the chef of the night. So I was really disappointed about nothing happened at the end of the night. You may think that this does not apply to you if you are only planning to attend the cooking class. But this gives you an idea how unorganized the company is, and how they do not deliver their promises to their customers.
Overall regarding to the cooking its nothing special. Yes you get to hear about the traditional Portuguese cuisine, and the chef that was with us that night was passionate about it which I appreciated. However you really didnt get to be in part of doing anything special, and the tasks that I did that night was cutting onion and pan-fried them. The other girls in our group, one of them peeled tomato, and the other peeled the sausage.