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The Country Cooking School

Corte Pero Jacques, Lagos 8670-120, Portugal
+351 914 264 949
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Best day in Lagos!

When we got to Portugal we decided on taking a cooking class... in our research in the Algarve... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CyndyandMike
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Sacramento, California
Full day of foody fun

Normally I do not write reviews, but for this particular unique Portugal experience I'll gladly... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
CarliBri
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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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 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed October 2, 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 September 5, 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

1  Thank Graham R
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Reviewed July 21, 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 May 16, 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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Reviewed May 7, 2017

This was a surprise for my birthday (i'm a real foodie) and totally loved it. We were picked up (and later dropped off) from our accommodation and taken out to a beautiful rural setting. Greeted with coffee and apple & ginger cake (delish!) then off...More

2  Thank erinthomas2017
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

We just stayed in Lagos in the Algarve for the first time and had the most wonderful day cooking with Frances. They picked us up in the morning and brought us to her magical farm. Having come from NYC, iust the scenary of being able...More

2  Thank DoriKorn
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Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something different, off the beaten path and this adventure delivered. We opted for the pickup and return ride as we had heard that wine was involved. A very good move! The road up to the farm is not for the faint...More

1  Thank 942gailhd
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Reviewed March 4, 2017

What fun! A whole day cooking with Frances beginning with a tour of the local markets, then cooking on her beautiful property. Frances was a very nice host and was exceptionally well organised. We made a feast with the produce, the recipes were easy to...More

1  Thank Hotel_Guest293913
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

This trip was a major highlight from our travels. We were a mother-daughter duo looking for a unique activity to enjoy on our relaxing vacation to Lagos. This was perfect. We arranged to be picked up from our area (for a small added charge) and...More

1  Thank Amy B
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jenniferlisam
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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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