Discover the city from the water while connecting with amazing locals through delicious food, win and music on this Lisbon sunset sailing tour.
FADO, ORGANIC WINES & 'CALDO VERDE' IN ALFAMA
WHO SAID BIG GROUPS CAN'T HAVE AN INTIMATE EXPERIENCE?
To whom? Groups from 20 to 40 people.
What is included:
- Two food and cultural guides/hosts experts
- Two Natural Wine Experts
- Fado concert during all the experiences with professionals.
- A selection of Portuguese petiscos: kale soup, several sorts of chorizos, octopus salad, meat stews, cheese board, ham, moelas, pork pica-pau, among others and dessert.
- 4 Portuguese unique organic, biodynamic wines, small production (choosen by wine experts Lucas, Bruna and Oh! My Cod Founder Sílvia Olivença – we will always try to have Pico Wines and the millenary Talha Wines from Alentejo, two of our favorite Portuguese wines and regions).
Duration: 4h experience (1h15 walking + 2h30h fado + food + wine)
Price estimation for 40 people: 6000€ (submit your request to know the exact budget)
An immersive, gastronomic & cultural experience to introduce you to Portuguese organic wines, culinary & Fado music!
To give you a sense of place and space, we will start this experience with a short walk (1 hour duration) across Alfama – the oldest and the Arabic district of Lisbon – before we arrive at our venue.
Along the way we will be introducing you to Lisbon city history, weaving connections with the modern city, revisiting the Moorish, the Roman civilizations and their legacies that can be traced (and tasted!) still today in some Portuguese wines (namely the talha wine).
After a short walk in the old Alfama district, we arrive at our venue, also in Alfama – an old restaurant, builted attached to the old city walls. There, we will introduce you to Portuguese food and wine, through a selection of unique organic, biodynamic and historical wines from small producers (that you can’t find in the usual shops) paired with petiscos.
This gustative experience will be an excuse to talk and discuss what we will be tasting and any associations we want to make. We will also include the rare and unique wines from Portuguese volcanic islands: the Azores, particularly Pico island – a place ‘out from this world’.
Along with this gustative experience, we will have the opportunity to assist with a private Fado concert, performed by contemporary fado singers. Since we should not talk during their performance, we will intercalate fado moments with talking.
Eating and drinking will always be present!
Our historical venue, located in Alfama built attached to Lisbon Old Walls, is a restaurant I have known as a client for more than 20 years and with whom I have worked continuously for 7 years with our best-seller walking food tour 17 Tastings Lisbon Food Tour.
This restaurant, originally opened in 1920, also works as a cellar also has more than 100 Portuguese wines.
It has always been the place where professional fado singers would come to enjoy a meal before their performance in one of the Fado clubs around the area. The owner himself – Sr. Paulo – plays Portuguese guitar (which should be designed and hand-made according to the size of the guitar player) and his relation with fado singers is mostly as a host and friend.
The meeting point is at one of the most beautiful sightseeing in Lisbon’s old town, Miradouro de Santa Luzia.
Petiscos are a small version of large Portuguese plates that you share with friends or/and family.
The genius behind this model we can taste more dishes by ordering smaller versions than you would if you ordered full-size dishes. The verb is petiscar, which means eating and savoring these small-sized dishes, just like tapas.
Caldo Verde or Collard Greens Soup is probably the most popular soup from Portugal, mostly consumed by Portuguese families at home, but it is also served in some upper-class restaurants.
Tradition also says that this Portuguese green soup (literal translation) is the best companion for an evening of listening to Fado music. So a bohemian soup, that we can’t miss in this experience.
It’s made with potato, onion, and garlic puree, shredded Portuguese collard greens (in this case from my aunty) and olive oil. When serving we add a slice – or two, or three! – of chorizo. You can read more about it in our article here.
But this is just one among the 15 tastings we will be serving at this event!
Fado is a music genre, originally from Lisbon back in the 1820s.
In popular belief, fado is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, and infused with a sentiment of resignation, fate and melancholia.
It’s performed by a singer and one or two guitar players. The guitar is a Portuguese guitar, it’s a plucked string instrument with twelve steel strings, strung in six courses of two strings. It is one of the few musical instruments that still uses watch-key or Preston tuners.
This experience is fully refundable four weeks before the scheduled date of departure. Two weeks before 50% refundable and less than two weeks, this experience is 100% non-refundable. This activity runs regardless of weather conditions.