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The Country Cooking School

Corte Pero Jacques, Lagos 8670-120, Portugal
+351 914 264 949
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Delightful Day With Frances & Milton - Learnt So Much...

We spent the most wonderful day cooking with Frances and Milton at the beautiful farmhouse in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nriches
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Our most memorable day in Portugal!

we ended our Portuguese honeymoon with a few days in Lagos. I planned this day for my husband and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jenniferlisam
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Seattle, Washington
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Your chance to enjoy a real taste of Portugal. The New Forest Lodge Country Cooking school is housed in an historic organic hill farm and equestrian estate on the edge of the Cabo Vincentina National Park. Join us and learn to cook in a real farm Kitchen. Learn to bake in a wood oven. Learn to select the freshest young vegetables from our organic kitchen gardens, fed from an historic Moorish well. This is a fun filled day and includes a visit to a local market and meeting some of the brave souls who help to get the freshest seafood to your table. Your fun packed day, starts with a relaxed cup of coffee and homemade cake around 10.00am.(We can arrange collection from your hotel or accommodation.) You will be introduced to us, your fellow guests and the kitchen with its wood fired oven and brushwood grill. Then it's off to the local fish market to soak up the local atmosphere and see the freshest of fish and vegetables. Back at the farm there is plenty to do, the wood oven will be lit but the bread must be made using fresh yeast from the baker. So roll up your sleeves and grab an apron.Herbs and organic produce from our gardens will be used to prepare salads and side dishes to accompany the bread , fish and meat that you will cook on the grill. We also have many vegetarian specialties for those guests who prefer not to eat meat, please let us know your preference when booking. Last but not least, something sweet - the dessert! All dishes are accompanied by appropriate local wines. Starting around 10.00a.m. and finishing around 4.00pm. after sitting down to enjoy the superb meal that you have cooked. The New Forest Lodge Country Cooking School is principally about having fun whilst learning a little about the proud heritage of Portuguese cuisine. We eat local food grown on our own or neighboring farms. Using traditional recipes, with wild herbs, fungi and the harvests from our organic Moorish kitchen gardens. We offer an insight into the forgotten art of cooking in brick built wood ovens and ranges. You will learn to select prepare and grill fresh fish, bake bread in our historic wood oven and learn how to chose the best fruits and vegetables from our organic kitchen gardens. You may even collect newly laid eggs from the poultry pens.
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Corte Pero Jacques, Lagos 8670-120, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the most wonderful day cooking with Frances and Milton at the beautiful farmhouse in the hills. My Mum was a little worried before as she wasn't sure what to expect but we ended up having the most fantastic day of our holiday and...More

Thank nriches
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we ended our Portuguese honeymoon with a few days in Lagos. I planned this day for my husband and I, and it exceeded all expectations. Francis and Milton were wonderful hosts! We could definitely tell that both enjoyed sharing Portuguese cooking with us. The property...More

Thank jenniferlisam
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This wonderful farmhouse cooking experience is the highlight of our trip thus far! Frances and Milton made us feel welcome and involved. We were kept busy helping with the prep of everything from the bread to the dessert. The food was flavourful and delicious!! Bread...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

My sister and I are two huge foodies and had a superb day cooking Portuguese specialties with Frances at the Country Cooking School. We baked bread (chorizo bread, breadsticks and bread with sun-dried tomatoes and seeds) in their outdoor clay oven, grilled fish and made...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Based on previous reviews, we two foodies were anxiously awaiting this excursion as part of our Algarve holiday. I did use the word anxious, as we did become a bit concerned as we left the main road and headed up the mountain. Recent rains were...More

Thank susiemac52
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

When we got to Portugal we decided on taking a cooking class... in our research in the Algarve region we were in we had about 5 choices. We reached out to Frances a few times to beg them to take our party of 6 "mateurish"...More

Thank CyndyandMike
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Normally I do not write reviews, but for this particular unique Portugal experience I'll gladly make an exception. Thanks to the inspiring guidance of Frances we were introduced to Portuguese cuisine. In a full day cooking class we created several dishes step by step and...More

Thank CarliBri
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Having just installed a small wood burning oven at our villa we decided to take a cooking course to see how to use it properly - and what an enjoyable experience this was. Frances showed us how to choose the best food at the market...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful day we had learning new cooking skills in Portugal with Frances and Milton. It was a highlight of our trip. Would highly recommend.

Thank Janette M
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

We loved our day here - not only did we create some great food, the family was so friendly and welcoming. Frances was really encouraging as we all had different levels of cooking skills.

1  Thank j0g100
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jenniferlisam
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Response from Helen F | Property representative |
Hi Yes unfortunately our website has a virus and is temporarily unavailable,I cannot post contacts here there should be a contact option on the tripadvisor page. Thanks Ossie
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