Portuguese cooking is one of Europe’s undiscovered culinary riches—so come discover it with Mimo Algarve. From the north’s meaty and robust dishes to the more Mediterranean vibes of the south, surprise yourself with the delicious dishes from this beautiful country.
Deeply rooted in the the freshest local ingredients, Portuguese cuisine’s humility belies a satisfying deliciousness. Join our chef instructor for a course in the most traditional dishes in Portugal, from caldo verde to salt cod dishes. Our classes are fun and hands-on, with plenty of deliciously paired wine to go around. Take the traditions of Portugal home with you after learning the basics in this class. And, of course, you will learn how to make a killer Pastéis de Belém. The class includes:
bilingual instruction with the local chefs aperitif & digestif hands-on preparation with top-quality produce recipes gourmet lunch with wines souvenir
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.
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.
Sabrina’s story in the Algarve begins with her mother and father, who fell in love in the Algarve in the 1970s. Her family has had a home in the Algarve since then, and she has spent every holiday since she was born in the Algarve—it’s her second home.
Born and raised in Germany, she studied Leisure and Tourism in the UK before returning permanently to Portugal. After studying Hotel Management, she worked as a travel agent specializing in the world of golf. Sabrina came to Mimo to follow her desire to be closer to the client, sharing her love of the Algarve one on one. In her spare time she loves to walk on the beach with her dog, reading, and discovering new restaurants with her friends.