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Learn how to cook a Portuguese meal

Lisboa, PortugalPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Miguel

4 hoursHosted in English and Portuguese
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Portuguese cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Up to 6 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

I´ll meet you in the fluvial station from where we take the boat to Cacilhas and walk with you to the market, while i briefly explain the portuguese eating habits in general and introduce you to the south portuguese food.
While in the market, i will show and explain the principal kinds of fish, meat and vegetables you can find in season and introduce you to some snacks available trough most of portuguese markets, shops and cafes that will make your delights and provide you alternatives in eating during the rest of your stay.
After visiting the market, i will invite you to my kitchen where you will have a hands on experience preparing a genuine portuguese three course meal with a traditional entrée a main course and a dessert, both of which we will have for lunch with some local wine.
Other things to note
Between Cacilhas and the market is a 10-15 min walk that can be replaced by a short 3 stop tram ride if necessary.
I´ll meet you in the fluvial station from where we take the boat to Cacilhas and walk with you to the market, while i briefly explain the portuguese eating habits in general and introduce you to the south portuguese food.
While in the market, i will show and explain the principal kinds of fish, meat and vegetables you can find in season and introduce you to some snacks available trough most of portuguese markets, shops and cafes that will m…

What's included

  • Food
    We will cook a meal according to the group preference and ingredient availa...
  • Drinks
    Water, Lemonade or Regional wine will be served with the meal.

Meet your host, Miguel

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 23 Reviews
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Designer and food lover, cooking for friends and family since the 1980's. While traveling with my wife i got an out of the box perspective on portuguese food and started researching recipes, techniques and ingredients; trying to understand what identifies it amongst the various national foods that comprise the mediterranean eating culture. I like to visually document and research, my approach lies on relating portuguese food with other european cuisines to understand what makes our food unique.
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Where you'll be

This experience comprises two locations: the public market and my home.
The market is a 1950s building with most of its original architectural surroundings still preserved, which will make a pleasent route between here and the next location.
In my home, located in front of the main square, you'll experience a spacious kitchen and have lunch with a city overview.
Isabel
February 2020
I had a great time going to the market and cooking with Miguel. He was very patient and worked with me while the Airbnb website was malfunctioning. Highly recommend if you want a local food experience!
Olga
February 2020
We loved shopping and cooking with Miguel, who made our experience very personal and special. It was as if meeting an old friend and sharing a meal together.
Shakhee
January 2020
We had a wonderful time with Miguel. We have done quite a few cooking experiences/lessons in other countries but this was quite unique. It was much more than an experience in Portuguese cooking. We met Miguel at the ferry station in Lisbon and travelled with him to Almada on ferry, strolled on the streets of Almada to visit the Market where Miguel got some fresh produce which we used for cooking later. We also tasted some local delicacies in the Market. From there he took us home where we had a great time cooking and eating. All throughout he kept us engaged with his interesting stories. We thoroughly enjoyed the delightful conversations we had with him. Would highly recommend him.
We had a wonderful time with Miguel. We have done quite a few cooking experiences/lessons in other countries but this was quite unique. It was much more than an experience in Portu…
Yeonjoo
January 2020
Think this is a great opportunity to know about Portugal plus beyond just an experience but rather meeting a local friend who knows deeply about Portugal, its culture, the place (Almada) you will go, street art, and of course Portuguese culinary. He made me feel like meeting someone I knew for a long time for how much welcomed and comfortable he treated me and taught me very interesting insights of the cooking. But really more than this I find this experience as a very personal experience that you can get to know someone who is very genuine and warm-hearted and who is full of interesting perspectives and experiences. He also helped me buying souvenirs and showed me around the town. I very much enjoyed it. Also he has an excellent level of communication and English. I really recommend it to everyone. I would definitely do it again if I ever visit Lisbon with friends and family. Last but not least, the house has a great touch of art and very beautiful.
Think this is a great opportunity to know about Portugal plus beyond just an experience but rather meeting a local friend who knows deeply about Portugal, its culture, the place (A…
Chris
January 2020
We had a great experience thanks to Miguel! He's very easygoing and conversational, and it felt like we'd been invited to a friend's house. Miguel will also personalize the menu depending on the season as well as your group size and cooking interest, which is very thoughtful. Definitely recommend!
We had a great experience thanks to Miguel! He's very easygoing and conversational, and it felt like we'd been invited to a friend's house. Miguel will also personalize the menu de…
Troy
December 2019
Miguel is very talented at creating thoughtful yet simple Portuguese dishes you could cook at home. The experience was welcoming and the conversation was engaging. The experience is flexible, so be sure to convey what you want to eat or learn before you arrive. Miguel will adjust his menu to fit. One tip, make sure you tell Miguel if there is a dish you wish to master or a process you want to do yourself as he won’t push you to cook unless you ask.
Miguel is very talented at creating thoughtful yet simple Portuguese dishes you could cook at home. The experience was welcoming and the conversation was engaging. The experienc…

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Soy-free
Peanut allergy
Dairy-free
Gluten-free
Fish allergy
Shellfish allergy
Egg-free
Pescatarian
Vegan
Tree nut allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

You'll need a Zapping (public transportation card) which you can buy at Cais do Sodré