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Learn Portuguese Christmas Desserts

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 35 reviews.Porto, PortugalPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Joana

2.5 hours
Portuguese
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

~I can make private classes, send a message! ~

We will be in my home studio, beautiful decorated with Christmas Tree and pretty lights for a cozy feeling so feel free to bring your own Reindeer sweater!

Together with my help we will make three of my favorite recipes from Portuguese Christmas, such as:

- Rabanadas (portuguese french toast) with Port Wine Syrup
- Leite Creme
- Sweet Rice or Pudim or Filhóses (depending on the days)

I will teach you how to make them from scratch, tell you a little bit of the history behind these sweets and of course the way my family makes them and how important they are at a Portuguese Christmas Table.

At the end we will feast upon this amazing Christmas delights and will share more about how your Christmas is different from mine. Can't wait to meet you!

● Check out my Instagram page for a sneak peek @portocookingclass
~I can make private classes, send a message! ~

We will be in my home studio, beautiful decorated with Christmas Tree and pretty lights for a cozy feeling so feel free to bring your own Reindeer sweater!

Together with my help we will make three of my favorite recipes from Portuguese Christmas, such as:

- Rabanadas (portuguese french toast) with Port Wine Syrup
- Leite Creme
- Sweet Rice or Pudim or Filhós…

Joana's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    Portuguese Sweets
    Every guest will have as much as they want and will...
  • Drinks
    Drinks will be at your disposal
From $25
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Joana

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 35 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Oh, hi there!

I'm Joana, born and raised in Porto, a lover of all things cooking and baking related, travel enthusiast and a Tourism Management graduate.

Office working style it's not my thing - hosting, teaching, learning, meeting new people everyday, telling stories and hearing fabulous adventures from fellow travelers are my passions.

I come from a traditional (and by traditional, of course I mean a very loud) Portuguese family with a deep love for homemade dishes.

Let me share all of these things with you! Can't wait to meet you!
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Where you'll be

My home is in the city center in Porto and 2 minutes away from a Metro station so squeezing this experience in your tight schedule of sightseeing is not difficult! :)

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 35 reviews.

Daniel
December 2019
We had a great time and met many interesting people. We learnt how to make 3 different traditional desserts and about Joana's family's traditions.
Karissa
December 2019
This experience was one of the things that made our visit to Porto special! What a neat opportunity to learn from a local who has lived in Porto her whole life. Joanna shared some of her family recipes and traditions and was a great teacher. She was very welcoming and made you feel at home. What a fun experience!
This experience was one of the things that made our visit to Porto special! What a neat opportunity to learn from a local who has lived in Porto her whole life. Joanna shared som…
Grecia
December 2019
This class is a must during Christmas time! The three dessert we made were so simple yet sooo incredibly delicious. If you want something to be able to start a Portuguese desert tradition in your own family during the holidays this is where you will find a family recipe that will be sure to surprise everyone. She was a fantastic host, if you were there to just enjoy and watch you were not judged. The whole atmosphere was friendly and we got to meet new people from far and even locals!
This class is a must during Christmas time! The three dessert we made were so simple yet sooo incredibly delicious. If you want something to be able to start a Portuguese desert t…
Cindy
December 2019
Joana is lovely and I so enjoyed the festive vibe. I look forward enjoying some Portuguese treats on our Christmas table this year.
Alvaro
December 2019
We did the Christmas Desserts experience with Joana and - even for us as Portuguese people - this experience was amazing. We learned a lot and had a wonderful time. We would recommend it to everyone!
Brandon
November 2019
Joana has done an incredible job with this experience by inviting us into her home to learn recipes that I probably could never learn anywhere else!

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.
Vegetarian

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 8 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

If you have concerns about not being a masterchef - don't worry.

What to bring

Ugly Christmas sweater, if you have! I will have mine!!