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Portuguese Gastronomy: Guided Workshop in Porto provided by Be My Guest in Porto

Portuguese Gastronomy: Guided Workshop in Porto

Portuguese Gastronomy: Guided Workshop in Porto
4.5
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$54.92
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Instead of going to the restaurant, how about learning how to make some traditional Portuguese specialities? You'll be taken to the supermarket or to an organic garden and then you'll make a meal that you will never forget!  We will have always enjoy some cheese, ham, extra virgin olive oil, olives and also a salad.  We will also have Dessert and Port wine and Coffee and/or tea
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
What to expect
  • Your host will meet you at the stop of the Metro or Bus and from there you will walk towards the location. Before that, via email, your host will explain the various traditional recipes of the Porto city or if you prefer of the whole country, so you can decide what to have lunch or dinner. Then he will pass the butcher, fishmonger or supermarket and also by a small organic garden to harvest some products. Some recipes need preparation in advance like soaking or marinades but if not, the host will take you to the supermarket to buy the ingredients before cooking. You'll then arrive at the hosts house and start cooking! You'll receive all explanations and tips to learn how to cook some traditional Portuguese dishes. Meanwhile, you'll taste some delicious appetizers and also enjoy some drinks while the meal is prepared. After the main dish and dessert you are more than welcome to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee before concluding the workshop. If the group is bigger than 8 persons, the workshop will be done in a different location and everything will be customized in a similar way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Your host will meet you at the stop of the Metro or Bus and from there you will walk towards the location. Before that, via email, your host will explain the various traditional recipes of the Porto city or if you prefer of the whole country, so you can decide what to have lunch or dinner. Then he will pass the butcher, fishmonger or supermarket and also by a small organic garden to harvest some products. Some recipes need preparation in advance like soaking or marinades but if not, the host will take you to the supermarket to buy the ingredients before cooking. You'll then arrive at the hosts house and start cooking! You'll receive all explanations and tips to learn how to cook some traditional Portuguese dishes. Meanwhile, you'll taste some delicious appetizers and also enjoy some drinks while the meal is prepared. After the main dish and dessert you are more than welcome to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee before concluding the workshop. If the group is bigger than 8 persons, the workshop will be done in a different location and everything will be customized in a similar way.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19333P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Near Combatentes metro station or Bus stop S. Crispin in Avenida Fernão Magalhães Location Address: Rua Bento Carqueja, 61 Directions: Metro Yellow line or STCP Bus lines 301,305 or 401 Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Porto, Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal
Additional information
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Location Name: Near Combatentes metro station or Bus stop S. Crispin in Avenida Fernão Magalhães Location Address: Rua Bento Carqueja, 61 Directions: Metro Yellow line or STCP Bus lines 301,305 or 401 Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Porto, Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Popular mentions

4.5
12 reviews
Excellent
9
Very good
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traveller123159
Wales UK60 contributions
excellent value
Nov 2019
loads of information about culture and food, clear instructions and good facilities,knowledgeable and friendly in several languages, an excellent meal with several wines, and sent the recipes afterwards. highly recommended.
Written November 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Discover816045
Matosinhos, Portugal4 contributions
Quality experience
I could not be happier with this experience. The quality of the food and cooking techniques were top notch. The couple were so friendly and really informative. They didn’t just teach us to cook (a very yummy meal) but they shared about their culture and history. I would go back to them! Also, there is a time tour that fascinated me... I want to do that next time. Thank you for making this time so special and memorable!!
Written November 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kellybcowden
Nashville, TN25 contributions
EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED IN THIS COMPANY
Sep 2019
LOOK ELSEWHERE!!!!!!! NOT RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!!

I made a reservation for a cooking class almost 2 months before my set date. I got email confirmations and email reminders of the class; I even got an email to give feedback of the class. Well the sad thing is - THE CLASS NEVER HAPPENED. I emailed a couple days before to get more details on the time and location, and they said they were unavailable that day because it was their children's birthday party AND that they were booked full for the rest of the week. We always look forward and really enjoy cooking classes when we travel, and I was appalled by the LACK of customer service, LACK of communication and LACK of sympathy about our class being "canceled" without them even telling us.
Written September 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mollie
2 contributions
Spectacular Cultural Experience!
Aug 2019
Our time spent with Nuno and his partner Joana was phenomenal! Not only did we love the dishes we cooked (meat, cheese, roasted peppers for appetizers, seafood entree, dairy-based dessert) and wine we drank, but we loved learning about Portuguese history and culture. Nuno and Joana engaged in friendly conversation on a variety of topics, and made us feel very welcome in their home. We would recommend this to everyone who comes to Porto - the only thing we would do differently is do this workshop at the beginning of your trip so you can get suggestions on how to spend your remaining time in Porto.
Written August 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joann T
Perth, Australia136 contributions
AMAZING experience
Jul 2019
Wow, what a wonderful experience. We met in Nuno’s home and made some delicious food. As we prepared the food and Cooke dit we learned a lot about Portuguese food, traditions and politics.
A really remarkable experience and one not to be missed.
Written July 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

endbeauvais
Spring Hill, FL38 contributions
Bad experience
We were looking forward to learning more about Portuguese cuisine and and expected this to be a reputable company since had booked through Viator. When we arrived at the location given it was in an alley off a run-down trashy part of the city. A man came out of a side door and said he was to give us a cooking lesson. He was very poorly dressed, appeared dirty, and we remained in the taxi to talk to him. The taxi driver kept shaking his head not to get out because it was an unsafe part of the city. We decided to be safe and not follow the man into the unmarked closed up building and told the taxi driver to take us away. Then the driver said " not safe, not safe". Most of Portugal we felt perfectly safe, but not down the alley in the run-down and trashy area.
Written July 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wow. so much to tell someone who did not even get out of the car... A building in front of my house is being built and another is being restored ... I regret that such a thing makes my street ugly, However no crime of robbery or murder was committed in this region of the city in recent times and I have never found a homeless person sleeping in front of my property. I also regret that when receiving visitors at home did not remind me to wear the tuxedo. I also regret that our taxi service does not require drivers to be able to express themselves properly in foreign languages. The most important of this story, the wines were well chosen, as were the cheeses and the smoked meats, the clams were fresh, the dessert was delicious, I hate wasting food so we ate it. So, after all, Thanks Ernie. The taxi driver also thanks and I hope you had a good trip.
Written July 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RobinSmalley
18 contributions
A unique Porto experience
As a tourist, having the opportunity to dine in a local’s home is really special. Nuno went out of his way to accommodate my husband’s special dietary needs and was wonderfully generous with his gorgeous Portuguese wines. And his wife was delightful, sharing her favorite Portuguese novels with me. It felt like dining with extended family.
Written June 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SuperKatie
Austin, TX489 contributions
Delicious and fun cooking experience with friendly local family
May 2019 • Couples
My husband and I cooked with Nuno (and his lovely family) at his apartment in Porto last week. It was a highlight of our trip to Portugal for sure! We enjoyed participating in the meal preparation and getting the chance to have some pleasant conversation with Nuno and his wife. We also got to try several Portuguese wines. Bonus - he sent us the recipes afterward so that we can recreate them at home!

I would not hesitate to recommend this cooking experience or any of Nuno's other offerings.
Written June 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shawaunna M
Charlotte, NC6 contributions
Great food! Great conversation! Great wine!
Dec 2018
Our last night in Porto we took this cooking class and it was nothing short of amazing! Our host tailored our meal to the preferences our of group. We prepared appetizers, salad, entree, and dessert. An added bonus was that we learned a lot about the Portuguese culture, architecture, and history over dinner. A great decision!
Written December 27, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jann
14 contributions
Great evening with Nuno
We started our experience with a trip to the market to buy groceries for our meal. We wish we would have done this on our first day in Porto because we learned so many things that could have helped us during our visit. He provided a wonderful cooking experience in his home. We would definitely recommend Nuno. It was a highlight of our trip.
Written October 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Be My Guest in Porto
Stephen R
Stephen R
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Excellent tour
Joana, our guide did an excellent job taking us around Porto and explaining some of its history. There was four o
lovetravelLosAngels
lovetravelLosAngels
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Nuno was excellent
Walking tour of major sites and cooking great experience. We shopped, cooked and ate at Nunos apartment
wmseto7878
wmseto7878
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Great tour!
I didn't catch my tour guide's name unfortunately, but he was super-informative. He asked some background question
Xiaofu Z
Xiaofu Z
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A real new insight
A real new insight into Porto's street art culture and Porto's culture! I would never had such a point of view and
louisrgiguere
louisrgiguere
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New, very unexperienced guide
I booked this tour based on the reviews of the previous 4 users, who all got a tour with ' Ana ". unfortunately, w
Sylvia D
Sylvia D
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Porto = graffiti treasure!
We went, just the 2 of us, on a Street Art Tour in Porto with our lovely guide Joana. It was a treat and we enjoyed
LUCILA T
LUCILA T
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Tours
They are a great Tour Company and have never failed in anything. I enjoy their tours, their staff. So reliable and
Anja v
Anja v
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Tour with Ana Luisa
It was our first day in Porto and Ana Luisa give us a complete Tour. We have seen in 3 hours the most important par
Leslie H
Leslie H
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Fab dinner with friends
Nuno was a great cook/host! He accommodated 7 of us for a birthday celebration. He gave us great cooking tips alo
goodfood56
goodfood56
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Saw a lot of Porto
We had a great small-group walking tour. Our guide was Ana Luisa and her enthusiasm and love and knowledge of Port
Kvalka
Kvalka
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Very good experience.
Nuno was an excellent guide. There was only two of us on the trip so we had his undisturbed attention. He is very k
AgnieszkaJarmul
AgnieszkaJarmul
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The best guide to Porto :)
The best guide to Porto you can imagine:) Nuno's knowledge of the City, it's Street art, history and unknown to ou
danischni88
danischni88
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Tiles of Porto tour
My gf and I went on the tiles of Porto tour with Nuno today and it was great! Porto has stunning tiles which are lo
Charlotte v
Charlotte v
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Porto Azulejos (tegeltjes) wandeltour
Ana was very enthusiastic and a very nice host. She had a lot of knowlegde about the architecture, tiles and histor
nomisznih
nomisznih
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Nice evening with local food
It was a nice experience. First we went shopping and afterwards we prepared a typical Portuguese meal together: Bac
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Portuguese Gastronomy: Guided Workshop in Porto price starts from $55.06. Discover and book Portuguese Gastronomy: Guided Workshop in Porto on Tripadvisor

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