Wines that grow in vineyards wrapped around cork forest, walnuts, sheep and wildlife. The sweetness of Port and the refreshing wines from Douro. Grapes bathed in that special Portuguese sunlight.
Portugal hides a world of wine riches, and in our monthly winery dinners at Mimo Algarve, we bring some of our favorite producers to the foreground. Spend an evening with our sommelier and chef, tasting wines from across Portugal paired with elevated local cuisine. Around the table of our luxurious cooking school, you’ll taste 3-4 premium wines as our sommelier takes you on a journey to the winery that produces them.
All wine will be paired with a multi-course meal, designed especially by our expert chef for the occasion. These dinners happen monthly, so be sure to reserve your spot well ahead of time for the opportunity to try hard-to-find wines and immerse yourself in the rich history of a new-to-you winery. This is a wine and food lover’s night in heaven. You’ll come hungry and leave happy, with a table full of new friends.
Portugal hides a world of wine riches, and in our monthly bodega dinners at Mimo Algarve, we bring some of our favorite producers to the foreground. Spend an evening with our sommelier and chef, tasting wines from across Portugal paired with elevated local cuisine.
It’s no surprise that Cristiano is passionate about wine — he hails from vinho verde country. Growing up in Guimarães, a historic city in the north of Portugal, he was immersed in the food world from a young age, helping his parents at their restaurant that specialized in tapas and wine. Cristiano moved to the US at 22, where he worked his way up from busboy to head bartender at a tapas, cocktails, and wine bar. This is where his deep interest for wine flourished and led to diving deeper into oenology — over the last two years, he’s completed the WSET Level 2 and Level 3 courses, before joining us at Mimo Algarve as sommelier. When not researching new wines and leading tastings, Cristiano loves to spend quality time with his family and friends around good food and wine.