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Portuguese Tapas Class

Lisboa, PortugalPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Joana

3 hoursHosted in English, Spanish, and Portuguese
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Portuguese cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

I will teach you how to make Portuguese tapas dishes. You'll "learn by doing” in a restaurant environment, so that you'll be able to cook the dishes again when you go back home. Each participant will work at a private cooking station at our restaurant. With our guidance and support, you'll prepare and cook three typical Portuguese tapas dishes from different regions of Portugal. While we work together, you'll also learn a little bit about the food history of Portugal. We will tell you the story behind each dish or its main ingredients, and we will match the dish with a wine that represents its region. Once we are done cooking, we will all sit at a big table and enjoy the meal that we have prepared together while we sip our wines. We'll end with a yummy dessert.
I will teach you how to make Portuguese tapas dishes. You'll "learn by doing” in a restaurant environment, so that you'll be able to cook the dishes again when you go back home. Each participant will work at a private cooking station at our restaurant. With our guidance and support, you'll prepare and cook three typical Portuguese tapas dishes from different regions of Portugal. While we work together, you'll also learn a little bit about the foo…

What's included

  • Food
    Three Portuguese tapas
    Cheese
    Olives
    Tuna Pasta
    Bread
  • Drinks
    Three Portuguese wines
    Coffee
  • Equipment
    Cooking equipment

Meet your host, Joana

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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My name is Joana and I consider my self as a cooking Lover. Graduated in hotel management at Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies, and after 10 years of teaching in hotel management, i decided to open my own Portuguese tapas restaurant in Lisbon, and make another dream come true.
Among many other interests, i love welcoming people and share with the incredible food and wine our country Portugal has to offer.
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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 263 reviews.

Tatiana
July 2020
Joana’s tapas cooking class was much better than I could have anticipated! We started off with some appetizers and wine that she served me, which were traditional and she explained how everything was prepared. When we started cooking, I learned so much right away. Some of these dishes I had has before because of my family, but there were several techniques (how to easily remove bones from the fish, how to create the best broth, etc) that I did not know. I left the class (after an amazing dessert that she made), excited to try these new dishes and techniques. I will definitely be singing up for her courses again!
Joana’s tapas cooking class was much better than I could have anticipated! We started off with some appetizers and wine that she served me, which were traditional and she explained…
Camille
March 2020
A one of a kind experience! My boyfriend and I were alone with Joana and we had the chance to exchange a lot with her. We loved it! Everything was about food experience, not just cook the plates, but also share them around good wines. An interesting meeting between food lovers! We learned easy but really tasty Portuguese recipes and the stories behind. Joana was well prepared and so welcoming! We had the chance to do this experience in her own restaurant. That was perfect! I highly recommend this experience if you have the chance and time to try it.
A one of a kind experience! My boyfriend and I were alone with Joana and we had the chance to exchange a lot with her. We loved it! Everything was about food experience, not just c…
Olivia
March 2020
If you only listen to a stranger’s advice once...listen to mine! Please book this experience. Joana is unbelievably special and our trip to Lisboa would not have been as unique or complete without this experience. Joana is not only passionate about her job, but a complete expert. She taught us how to make local cuisine that we are able to cook back in the States, she told us stories which allowed us to further our knowledge of the culture, and she opened up to us like we had been friends for many, many years. The food was delicious, the wine was almost as great, and the ambiance was perfect. I am eternally grateful for Joana, and her adorable helper and assistant cook for making this the most memorable experience we have ever had!!! Obrigada, Joana!
If you only listen to a stranger’s advice once...listen to mine! Please book this experience. Joana is unbelievably special and our trip to Lisboa would not have been as unique or…
Katelyn
March 2020
The BEST experience. If you can only do one thing, make tapas with Joana. We tasted all the traditional dishes and learned so much about Portuguese culture. We felt truly lucky to be in her kitchen and learn from her. We will remember this forever!
The BEST experience. If you can only do one thing, make tapas with Joana. We tasted all the traditional dishes and learned so much about Portuguese culture. We felt truly lucky to…
Alicia
March 2020
From the moment we walked in, Joana made us feel like family. She started with all of us (an intimate 5) gathered around a table to start sipping local wines, sampling regional cheeses and homemade dips, and sharing the stories of where the food came from. From there we made three authentic Portuguese meals, and I feel confident I can make them at home! She sent us home with leftovers and personal recommendations for the rest of our trip! Highly recommend a leisurely day spent learning, sampling, and enjoying traditional food with Joana!
From the moment we walked in, Joana made us feel like family. She started with all of us (an intimate 5) gathered around a table to start sipping local wines, sampling regional che…
Kim B
March 2020
My daughter and I joined this class wanting to know more about local food and culture thru a hands-on experience. Joana made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived at her restaurant. She shared with us expert knowledge on the ingredients, whole preparation process and, and guided us attentively. I felt like I have just attended lessons at culinary school, which was unexpected but I was pleased to gain the skills as well. The ingredients she explained were carefully selected based on its authenticity. We were so impressed with how tasty the dishes were! We totally enjoyed chatting over the food and wine like we were longtime friends. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a unique and authentic Portuguese food experience.
My daughter and I joined this class wanting to know more about local food and culture thru a hands-on experience. Joana made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived at her…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Soy-free
Vegetarian
Pescatarian
Tree nut allergy
Dairy-free
Shellfish allergy
Gluten-free
Vegan
Fish allergy
Egg-free
Peanut allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.