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Evora One Week Cooking Class

Evora One Week Cooking Class

8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$3,523 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cooking classCooking class
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Theme
    Cooking
  • Tour Code
    EVC10316
8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$3,523 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cooking classCooking class
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Theme
    Cooking
  • Tour Code
    EVC10316
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
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Summary

Portuguese cuisine is simple, characterised by a rich variety of regional dishes. Gathering herbs and products from the local market and pairing them with timeless recipes, cooks of all levels can roll up their sleeves while learning the age old Portuguese recipes whithin the walls of the World Heritage medieval town of Evora.

Itinerary

Day 1: Sunday
Arrival to Lisbon, transfer to HOTEL MUNDIAL , or similar, by taxi, or by metro. Guests will do it by
their own, which is very easy and takes about 20 minutes. The Hotel Mundial is located in the heart of Lisbon, and allows you to walk easily through the oldest area of the capital.

Enjoy the free time before a welcome reception and dinner, with Sofia (the proprietor) at the end of the afternoon (7:30 pm). This will be your first meal and the first step of this experience of Portugal! (D)


Day 2: Monday
This morning, drive to Évora, the charming UNESCO (world heritage patrimony) small town, full of Roman vestiges, medieval churches and palaces. Each street keeps the charm of the past, as a secret for you.

After lunch in a local traditional restaurant, you will have the first orientation walk before the 1st cooking class, in a renovated but traditional kitchen, in a 18th century family house, with a nice courtyard with orange and lemon trees, just in the middle of the historical town. Then, you will have our 1st cooking class (followed by dinner): Introduction to Portuguese Gastronomy, a study in influences and seasonings.

Overnight in Évora at the chosen hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Tuesday
After breakfast, our second cooking class begins: the importance of fish and olive oil in Portuguese cuisine. Lunch is a chance to sample your own cooking. Non-cooking partners join at the table.

This afternoon, visit Esporão Wine State, blending ancient and modern wine-making techniques. The grapes of this wine region include Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, tinta Roriz, and Moreto for red wines; Roupeiro, Manteudo, Perrum, Antão Vaz for the whites - as portuguese varieties, as well Cabernet Sauvingon and Shyraz.

The nearby village of S. Pedro do Corval, is a good example of the best potteries of the region. A few kilometres after, discover Monsaraz, a medieval hilltop village, where you will have dinner after visiting, under the shadow of the 13th century castle built by King Afonso III. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Wednesday
Today's focus is on local produce: The abundance from local Farms and Ranches. This afternoon,  tour hrough Évora, visiting the Cathedral (13th century), Chapel of Bones (16th century), Roman Baths and Roman Temple (1st century AD).

Évora is also a nice place for shopping. There you find jewellery, cork articles (hats, shoes, aprons, purses, bracelets, etc), tiles, wines and much more.

Dinner at a local restaurant. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Thursday
Cooks, this is your day off. Today, we'll drive into the Northen Alentejo, and before lunch at Vila Viçosa, visit its Renaissance Ducal Palace, and the historical Sanctuary of Vila Viçosa, where, John IV, king of Portugal gave his crown to the Virgin Mary, and named her Queen of Portugal. Passing through the marble area, visit the historical and white town of Estremoz, enclosed within its ramparts and overlook a vast plain of gnarled olive trees and wheat fields.

Then we return back to Évora, in time for dinner, passing through a cork factory. (B, L, D) 

Day 6: Friday
This region is known for its aromatic herbs and wild flowers. This morning, you will use them in the dishes that the locals have passed on through generations. Enjoy an afternoon excursion and visit the fabulous pre-historical megalithic "cromeleque dos almendros", from 4.000 years BC. This evening, sit down to a farewell Dinner at a local Fado House. We prefer having the farewell dinner today, because very often we have people leaving very early on Sunday, due to the flights back home. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Saturday
Today's cooking class focuses on the flavors of the south, in fact our Mediterranean face in the kitchen. After lunch enjoy a siesta and a free afternoon to make the last shopping. Time to pack. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Sunday
After breakfast, transfer back to Lisbon. (B)

 

Inclusions

  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Daily lunch and dinner, with wines
  • All supplies for cooking classes
  • Tours with English speaking guide
  • Land transfers to and from Evora
  • Pre-trip information

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