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Algarve Market Tour & Cooking Class

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Starting from 175€/person

  • Private
  • Algarve,Portugal
  • Theme: Food
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Availability: Tuesday to Saturday

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All tour pricing is based on two people traveling, unless otherwise noted. Discounts may apply for groups larger than two. Not all tours are available for single travelers. Prices and availability may change based on holidays and weather.

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Although this southernmost region of Portugal has developed a reputation for its warm climate, beaches, golf, surfing and welcoming locals, few know its unique history with food. Actually, if you observe the natives (Algarvio’s), in meal preparation mode, you could say it’s more of an obsession.

On your half day Algarve Market Tour & Cooking Class, you’ll embark in a rich culinary adventure exploring both its history and culinary traditions. From east to west, southern portuguese cuisine would be best described as a rustic twist to Mediterranean, and very much from sun, earth and ocean. Traditional Algarvio’s insist on using the regions infinite nutrient resources and demand fresh, honest and unpretentious ingredients which you’ll source with your local Chef at a private Farmer’s Market in Faro. Influences from its nautical and colonial past are heavily present in their various recipes that include fresh fish and seafood – the very same ingredients that will be used in your cooking class to whip up an aromatic and mouthwatering Seafood Cataplana.

This cooking course is highly tailored to your dietary needs, so don’t hesitate to contact us for more information! Everyone should have an opportunity to savor a cuisine rich in hi(story).

Highlights:

  • Private tour through an iconic open-air market with your English speaking chef / guide
  • Learn the cultural and culinary history of the Algarve and Portugal as a whole
  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking lesson in a private restaurant near Albufeira
  • Savor the final meal with a glass of wine and recipes in hand!

This is an indispensable tool for those who want to follow, in English, what really goes on in the world of Spanish and Portuguese wines – lively, informative and, most important, first-hand, on-the-scene knowledge!

Tour Itinerary

  • Algarve Market Tour & Cooking Class

    Begin your day with a vivid, hands-on plunge into the culinary traditions of Portugal with a market tour and cooking class! The first hour is spent weaving through the colorful stalls of a famous fresh produce Market where you will accompany your expert Chef with more than 30 years of experience in buying the fresh products for your private cooking course. Vegetables bursting with flavor and dusted with dirt from nearby farms. Seafood of the highest caliber alongside aromatic and decadent herbs. After the market tour, you’ll return to the Chef’s restaurant near Albufeira to cook up the most iconic dish of the Algarve – the Seafood Cataplana. As the ingredients change with the seasons, each class highlights the flavor of the classics with a touch of modernism, leaving you with a picture-perfect final meal to be shared among classmates. All food and wine included.

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Check out what's included and not included on this tour

INCLUDED

  • Private guided visit to the Farmer’s Market
  • Private cooking course with local chef
  • Seafood lunch with drinks
  • Recipes

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transportation
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities

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