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Modern Portuguese Bistronomy

From €125.00



Welcome drink, expert chef instruction, aperitif, 100% hands-on class, multi-course lunch comprised of the dishes made in class, a selection of Portuguese wines, digestif, recipes.


11:00 - 14:30 (3.5 hours)

Meeting point

Mimo Algarve Cooking School / On the Lemon Square at Pine Cliffs Resort

Group size

1 - 12 people


Modern Portuguese Bistronomy

If you associate Portuguese cooking with nothing more than some simple sardines—stop.  From Oporto to Lisbon, all the way down to the Algarve, an exciting new generation of chefs are mixing things up. After all, Portugal is rich in something money can’t buy—the freshest of fresh produce. In this class, you will learn recipes from the new Portuguese restaurant scene with ultra-modern takes on gastronomic tradition.

Walk the line between centuries-old traditions and modern, international influence in this class.  With a glass of wine in hand you will learn everything from basic cooking techniques to modern plating tricks and tips that are being used across Portugal. You will have an incredible afternoon in our luxurious cooking school, culminating in a delicious lunch of the dishes you learn to cook, from delicious seared pork with pickled vegetables to a modern take on the ubiquitous orange cake. This class is perfect for those who like to cook the latest trends. The class includes:

    bilingual instruction with the local chefs
    aperitif & digestif
    hands-on preparation with top-quality produce
    gourmet lunch with wines

Each Mimo Algarve Cooking Class ends with a delicious lunch and carefully chosen wine pairings.  You will gather around our beautiful dining table to enjoy what you and your fellow classmates have created using your newly acquired techniques.


What is the dress code for this class?

Guests should come in closed-toe shoes, no flip-flops.

What if I am a vegetarian or I have food allergies?

Preparations in this class contain meat & seafood. However, upon request, a special lunch adapted to dietary needs can be provided at the end of the class.

What is the minimum age for this experience?

The minimum age for the cooking classes is 12 years old.

How big are the groups?

We like to keep our groups small. Generally, our cooking classes have a maximum of 18 guests per experience.

What do I bring to the cooking class?

Come as you are! We provide aprons. A good tip might be to bring a notebook and pen, so you can take notes to remember all the small facts and tips our chefs will give you.

Are the classes presentation-based or more hands-on?

Hands on. Although if you prefer presentation, let us know and we can adapt accordingly.

What’s included in the price?

All food and drinks and VAT are included in the price of our experiences. There is not anything extra you ever need to pay for. The experiences also include your expert Mimo bilingual guide/translator. More details of what is included in each tour are provided under each product on the website.

Do your guides speak clearly in English?

Yes, all guides speak fluent English with years of experience living in English speaking countries. Some guides are native English speakers and all have very high levels of proficiency, speaking many languages.

Where is the meeting point for your experiences?

The meeting point is Mimo Algarve Cooking School located at the Lemon Square of Pine Cliffs Resort. Click here for a google map.

When does the experience start and do I need to arrive early?

All start time information is displayed on our website under each experience. We strongly recommend guests arrive at our studio between 5 and 10 minutes before any experience starts.

Do you offer private classes?

Yes, we offer private classes. Contact us or see specific information on the website for further details.

Are experiences available in other languages?

All classes are run in English but private classes can be arranged in other languages.

I am allergic to certain foods – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know. We will ensure you will have the best alternatives.

I don’t drink alcohol, is there a discount?

If you do not drink alcohol, we cannot offer a discount but will make sure you have the best alternatives available with a wide range of excellent soft drinks and juices available.

What if the experience I would like to do is not available on a certain date?

Email or call us and we will do our best to open a new date in the calendar.


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