this is Alentejo

classes & events

Market tour & cooking class

Cuisine of the South

Visiting Lisbon? Interested in experiencing the bold, robust food and wine of the south of Portugal? Join me in Lisbon for a half-day of exploring, cooking and tasting the regional specialties of Alentejo.

Our adventure will include a market tour, where we will spend time chatting with our favorite vendors and gathering provisions for lunch. Next we will wind our way back to one of the most picturesque parts of Lisbon where we will pour a glass of wine, don aprons and cook together in an intimate setting. Afterwards we will set the table with local ceramics, and share a three-course lunch with wine pairings, all hand-selected from the heart of the Alentejo wine region.

The class is fun, food and drink-filled, and a great introduction to Portuguese cuisine. Our menu is always changing depending on the season and your personal requests.

Highlights:
Market tour of an iconic Lisbon market
Three-course menu customized for the season and your personal requests
Wine pairings
Hands-on cooking instruction

Details:
Advance booking is required: by phone or by email
Days: Tuesday — Friday
Duration: 4hrs
Location: Principe Real, Lisbon

Reserve your spot today!

Wine Tastings

Our wine tastings and workshops are designed for anyone with an interest in wine. You know the grapes you like but want to learn more about Portuguese regions? You’re coming to Portugal and want to know which wines to order while you’re here? You’ve heard that Portuguese wines are the new “it” wines and want to be ahead of the trend when you go back home? Then this tasting is for you.

With a fun, hands-on approach in a beautifully restored house in the center of one of the most charming neighborhoods in Lisbon, we will travel together through the main wine regions of Portugal – the grapes grown in each region and the style of wine made there. With so many indigenous grapes, there is a whole world of learning and tasting to do.

The class is informative, fun and wine-filled — a fantastic way to start an evening out in Lisbon. In just two hours, you will learn a lot, and taste some really good Portuguese wines from producers that we love.

Highlights:

  • 5 wines & 1 fortified wine (Port or Madeira)
  • One locally produced olive oil (produced by me at our farm in Alentejo:)
  • Regional cheese, bread & olives

Details:

  • Advance booking is required: By phone or by email
  • Days: Monday – Thursday
  • Start time: 5PM
  • Duration: 2hrs
  • Location: Principe Real, Lisbon
  • Class size: 2-8 guests

Seasonal Alentejo

3-day food & wine workshop

Beginning in September 2017, we will be offering 3-day food & wine workshops in Alentejo. We will stay in a beautiful small country house, which we will use as our base to explore the markets, the beaches, the wines, cheeses and charcuterie of the region. From breakfast through dinner, we’ll travel all over
the region, tasting, drinking, eating, cooking, learning and having fun.

We will be announcing dates soon.
Please send me an email to add your name to our mailing list.

Please note:
The workshops are in French and English.
We are available to organize a workshop for private groups. Visiting Portugal with a group of friends, family or colleagues — let us plan an unforgettable adventure for you. Just send me an email.

Farm & Vine dinners

an open-air feast in celebration of local farms

Alentejo is home to winemakers, cheesemakers, farmers, bakers and artisans. Our goal with Farm & Vine is to make a lasting connection between the public and the farmers, makers and producers who grow the incredible produce of the region. We hope to create a marriage of food, place and people. Picture a seemingly endless picnic table, set for dinner with tablecloths, place setting, and fresh flowers. Now put that table in the middle of a beautiful orchard in bloom, or field on a coastal ranch in view of the sea, or a handsome vineyard amid sun-burnished hills. Around the table, farmers and producers sit with diners to share stories about their work while guests from around the corner and across the globe break bread.

We will be announcing dates and locations soon.
Please send me an email to add your name to our mailing list.

this is Alentejo

food and wine experiences in Lisbon & Alentejo

   PT +351 916 362 338   US +1 215 292 8138

  maureen@grapeolivepig.com

   PT +351 916 362 338   US +1 215 292 8138          maureen@grapeolivepig.com