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Portugal Culinary Adventure

with James Beard recognized Chef, Chris Maher
Culinary & Cultural Immersion Week in Northern Portugal

Dates To Be Determined - last excursion was June 2019
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We welcome our students, friends and guests to join us for a week-long (7 days / 6 nights) food, wine and cultural immersion in the heart of culinary Northern Portugal. Our location is a beautiful private villa close to Caminha, located on the Atlantic coastline and is very close to the border with Spain.

We can accommodate a maximum of 12 people for each week, which will include multiple days of cooking (with what is available locally and seasonally, including fresh fish) and several group outings, culinary Porto for a day trip, with spare time for relaxing, enjoying the beautiful coastal town and exploring the area on your own if you wish.

About Caminha and Northern Portugal

The culinary experience here is all about the fresh, local seafood, meats, cheeses and vegetables, so tasty from the sun, you will be amazed. Walking around you will experience fig, olive and fruit trees on our property and all around the area. Port and local wines will also be tasted throughout the week, followed by a dip in the villa’s pool for those interested.

Our last evening together, we will enjoy discussing what we have learned, fallen in love with and what we will take home from our experiences. Let’s enjoy our last taste of Portugal together with new friends and recipes!

For more details

Quick Facts

  • Seven Days, Six Nights Accommodations
  • Welcome Dinner on arrival day
  • All Meals During Your week, including a lunch at a local restaurant, planned in advance
  • Guided Culinary and Site Tour in Porto
  • Visits to local producers in the area
  • Hands-on traditional Portuguese and a day of Spanish Cooking Classes with James Beard recognized Chef, Chris Maher
  • Local Fish and Farmers’ Markets Tour

We also encourage our participants to let us know if there are any particular Portugese recipes they are interested in learning in advance, so that Chris may incorporate with his lineup.

etting into Portugal / arrival to our location – closest and easiest is to fly into Porto.   You should definitely plan to visit other areas of Portugal (or Spain or France, etc.) before or after your week with us while you are there.  More information and assistance will be provided to guests confirmed for the program.

You might plan to visit other areas of Portugal before or after your week with us while you are there. More information and assistance will be provided to guests confirmed for the program. We also are happy to suggest a couple options for a travel agent if anyone is interested.

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Guest Support​

We do everything we can to make your travels as fun and rewarding as possible!

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Local Immersion

When we introduce you to a country and it's foods we take pride in establishing a link for you to the people and the soul of the place.

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Family Friendly

We are a family that cooks, travels, and explores life together. Our invitation to you is to join us and find inspiration and delight whether you are traveling solo, with a friend, loved one, or a group. 

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About Us​

Come have an unforgettable food adventure with your hosts, James Beard recognized Chef, Chris Maher & Executive Director, Valerie Maher. Bon Appétit!

Contact Us

P: 575-776-2665
E: cookingstudiotaos@mac.com

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