is simple, characterized by a rich variety of regional dishes. gathering herbs and produce from hotel´s own gardens and local markets and pairing them with the timeless recipes.
Each cooking class
is a gastronomic and cultural experience
, allowing one to feel closer to the traditions and flavours of Alentejo.
When In Alentejo, taking a cooking class is a must for a simple reason: delicious ingredients together with the magic hands of locals who have lived here for generations.
Life in Alentejo used to be very hard and the economical resources of the people were scarce, specially during the dictatorship times of “Estado Novo” in mid 20th century. These factor made the Alentejo gastronomy simple but imaginative,
Alentejo tradicional cuisine has, as a base, the pork, lamb and bread. Always the bread. In special, older people never have a meal without some bread.
To the main ingredients, they add local herbs which grow wildly on the plains and near creeks or are cultivated on vegetable gardens and fields to simply harvest or use ancient techniques.