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!
- 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.
Watch Tour Video
Armchair travel through Portugal’s food history with Melissa was very informative and fun for our family to share together. It was a good replacement for being in Lisbon but whet our appetites for sampling and seeing the real foods and sights. Thank you Melissa for the clear presentation you gave. Your integration into Portuguese culture helped us to feel equally warm and welcomed.
My daughter and I did the virtual tour of Lisbon food last weekend and it was a blast. We already signed up for two more virtual sessions; One is a live Portuguese cooking class and the other is a “tour” of Spanish wine. Its a great and inexpensive way to feed your lust for gastronomic tourism in the era of the “The Great Pause.” I hope we can do an in-person tour next summer!
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
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.Meet them here!