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Discover Portugal’s History Through 10 Dishes with Melissa

Join Melissa in Lisbon as she tells the story of Portugal through 10 of its most legendary dishes—from salt-cured fish to world-famous pastries—and reveals the best ways to enjoy these foods at home!

NOTICE:This experience is available as a private experience exclusive for your group. Get in touch for pricing and availability!

What’s Included

  • Virtually travel to Lisbon and spend an hour with Melissa as she shares her passion for all things Portuguese.
  • Discover 10 of Portugal’s most iconic dishes and the fascinating stories behind them.
  • Get a glimpse into Portuguese history and culture through the lens of snacks, sandwiches, desserts, drinks and more.
  • Use this culinary journey through time as the perfect planning tool for your future trip to Portugal.
  • If you’d like this experience private for your family, friends or team, please contact us for pricing and information.

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What to Expect

Please note that the times available for this experience are in CET (Central European Time). To check the time in your local timezone check this timezone converter

Portugal is a land of explorers, fishermen and saudade—and nowhere is its adventurous, seafaring and nostalgic spirit more evident than in its cuisine. And for the best way to learn about this country’s fascinating history and culture, look no further than its most famous foods. From its world-famous custard tarts to spicy piri piri chicken, the flavors of Portugal’s cuisine are almost as rich as its story.

Lisbon local Melissa is a lover of all things Portuguese and will introduce you to 10 iconic local specialties, each of which reflects the Portuguese identity in its own unique way and tells the story of over 2000 years of history. Whether it’s the seafarers during the Age of Discoveries or special alliances a little closer to home, these special moments in history have shaped the Portuguese culture to what it is today—especially the foods

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About Our Expert Guides

Melissa was raised on grits, biscuits, and barbecue in the Appalachian mountains. After studying in Miami and Buenos Aires, she moved to Madrid to work as a writer and translator. A passion for surfing and seafood led her to Portugal, where she fell in love with Lisbon (and its pastries). She misses Spanish vermouth every day, but has found a new love for vinho verde in its absence.

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