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Host: Filipa

Evoramonte, Portugal

USD
$28-$32 per person

A taste of the Portuguese countryside: a traditional meal in a renovated country house

Host offerings
  • Rural farmhouse
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Filipa

Visit Filipa for a taste of the Alentejo region at her family’s country home in the village of Évoramonte, 30 minutes outside of the town of Evora. Filipa’s food highlights seasonal ingredients and local produce. Historically, Alentejo was a poor region of the country and people ate what they grew. This resulted a regional cuisine with humble roots but a strong diversity of flavors due to the heavy use of herbs. Filipa's goal is to teach travelers the rustic country fare typical of the region, including the many herbs used in its dishes that she grows in her own garden. Filipa comes from a family with a strong cooking tradition and learned how to prepare Portuguese family recipes from both of her grandmothers and aunts. When she is not cooking, Filipa is an English teacher who loves to travel. Her passion and excitement for cooking and the culinary world are infectious and you are sure to leave her home with a new appreciation and understanding of Portuguese culture and cuisine.

Please note that this experience changes with the times of year. The best months for the garden are May and June. In July and August it can get very dry and hot, and some of the crops may be pruned down. In the winter months it can get quite cold and the experience will be held inside; Filipa has a wood fire that she can use for heat but it is an old home and we advise wearing layers in the winter months. We recommend this experience most in the warm summer months when you can truly enjoy the gardens and outdoor country life.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-5 guests) Meet your host Filipa in the town of Évoramonte, where she has a country house. Évoramonte is a picturesque walled village of 500 people and offers visitors a glimpse into traditional Portuguese country life. Filipa has an old country house with an outdoor area that includes a vegetable and herb garden and olive and orange trees. She'll show you her garden and show you around this charming village. Enjoy a drink in her garden, weather permitting, before beginning your meal. Filipa will prepare traditional simple country-style Portuguese dishes that highlight the region's culinary history. Depending on the season, she might serve dishes like rose-infused sheep’s milk cheese, açorda alentejana (a simple soup typical of the Aliejtej region of bread mixed with coriander and water), black and white pork, and seasonal vegetable dishes. Your meal will end with a dessert such as queijada, which she buys from a local shop that has been making the traditional sweet cheese pastry for generations. Dessert will be served with tea or coffee.

Notes: If you will not have a car, Filipa can arrange transportation from Évora to Évoramonte. You will meet in Évora and then drive 30 minutes together to her country home. If you would like to book this service, please add transportation to your reservation and Filipa will help coordinate your pick-up in Évora.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Appetizers: Marinated olives, Smoked Sausage Butter, Rosemary Infused Sheep Cheese
  • Soup: Açorda Alentejana - Regional Soup (Bread, Egg, Garlic, Herbs)
  • Main: Marinated Pork
  • Side: Migas Alentejanas - Two different savory traditional puddings made of bread, potato or tomato
  • Dessert: a typical dessert, such as Queijada
  • Tea or coffee

Traveler reviews

I truely recommend this experience. The location is genuine and gorgeous. The food is prepared perfectly and the flavours are amazing. There is nothing else like this in or around Lisboa. My suggestion? Take a day to discover nearby town Evora and stay the night. Filipa will pick you up and drop you off in town after dinner.
- Joah July 16, 2018

Filipa makes delicious food, has a wealth of knowledge about the area and is a wonderful host. The cottage is absolutely lovely
- Samantha July 07, 2018

When you arrive at Filipa's home you are greeted by a beautiful view of the surrounding area and treated to a traditional Portuguese home with small doorways and few windows which allow the insides to remain cool. If you are seated outside you will be sitting in the shade of a beautiful old olive tree. Filipa is a beautiful person inside and out with a serious passion for food. She ensures all of her dishes are traditional Portuguese-Alentejo cuisine and you treated to a series of appetizing smalls dishes introduced by a lovely Portuguese cordial drink. My favorite starter was the Baked sheep's milk cheese which has a soft yet flavorful taste. Filipa continued to entertain us with interesting tales of how the recipes came about. All the food was simple yet delicious and prepared solely by Filipa. The experience is relaxing and enjoyable, it will take about 3 hours in total but it is well worth it!
- Jenna, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

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Filipa

$28-$32 USD

per person
100%
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$32 $28 $28
Alcohol
$16 per person
Transportation
$24 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$32 $28 $28
Alcohol
$16 per person
Transportation
$24 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-5:00pm 7:30pm-11:30pm

Meet Filipa

Visit Filipa for a taste of the Alentejo region at her family’s country home in the village of Évoramonte, 30 minutes outside of the town of Evora. Filipa’s food highlights seasonal ingredients and local produce. Historically, Alentejo was a poor region of the country and people ate what they grew. This resulted a regional cuisine with humble roots but a strong diversity of flavors due to the heavy use of herbs. Filipa's goal is to teach travelers the rustic country fare typical of the region, including the many herbs used in its dishes that she grows in her own garden. Filipa comes from a family with a strong cooking tradition and learned how to prepare Portuguese family recipes from both of her grandmothers and aunts. When she is not cooking, Filipa is an English teacher who loves to travel. Her passion and excitement for cooking and the culinary world are infectious and you are sure to leave her home with a new appreciation and understanding of Portuguese culture and cuisine.

Please note that this experience changes with the times of year. The best months for the garden are May and June. In July and August it can get very dry and hot, and some of the crops may be pruned down. In the winter months it can get quite cold and the experience will be held inside; Filipa has a wood fire that she can use for heat but it is an old home and we advise wearing layers in the winter months. We recommend this experience most in the warm summer months when you can truly enjoy the gardens and outdoor country life.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-5 guests) Meet your host Filipa in the town of Évoramonte, where she has a country house. Évoramonte is a picturesque walled village of 500 people and offers visitors a glimpse into traditional Portuguese country life. Filipa has an old country house with an outdoor area that includes a vegetable and herb garden and olive and orange trees. She'll show you her garden and show you around this charming village. Enjoy a drink in her garden, weather permitting, before beginning your meal. Filipa will prepare traditional simple country-style Portuguese dishes that highlight the region's culinary history. Depending on the season, she might serve dishes like rose-infused sheep’s milk cheese, açorda alentejana (a simple soup typical of the Aliejtej region of bread mixed with coriander and water), black and white pork, and seasonal vegetable dishes. Your meal will end with a dessert such as queijada, which she buys from a local shop that has been making the traditional sweet cheese pastry for generations. Dessert will be served with tea or coffee.

Notes: If you will not have a car, Filipa can arrange transportation from Évora to Évoramonte. You will meet in Évora and then drive 30 minutes together to her country home. If you would like to book this service, please add transportation to your reservation and Filipa will help coordinate your pick-up in Évora.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Appetizers: Marinated olives, Smoked Sausage Butter, Rosemary Infused Sheep Cheese
  • Soup: Açorda Alentejana - Regional Soup (Bread, Egg, Garlic, Herbs)
  • Main: Marinated Pork
  • Side: Migas Alentejanas - Two different savory traditional puddings made of bread, potato or tomato
  • Dessert: a typical dessert, such as Queijada
  • Tea or coffee

Traveler reviews

I truely recommend this experience. The location is genuine and gorgeous. The food is prepared perfectly and the flavours are amazing. There is nothing else like this in or around Lisboa. My suggestion? Take a day to discover nearby town Evora and stay the night. Filipa will pick you up and drop you off in town after dinner.
- Joah July 16, 2018

Filipa makes delicious food, has a wealth of knowledge about the area and is a wonderful host. The cottage is absolutely lovely
- Samantha July 07, 2018

When you arrive at Filipa's home you are greeted by a beautiful view of the surrounding area and treated to a traditional Portuguese home with small doorways and few windows which allow the insides to remain cool. If you are seated outside you will be sitting in the shade of a beautiful old olive tree. Filipa is a beautiful person inside and out with a serious passion for food. She ensures all of her dishes are traditional Portuguese-Alentejo cuisine and you treated to a series of appetizing smalls dishes introduced by a lovely Portuguese cordial drink. My favorite starter was the Baked sheep's milk cheese which has a soft yet flavorful taste. Filipa continued to entertain us with interesting tales of how the recipes came about. All the food was simple yet delicious and prepared solely by Filipa. The experience is relaxing and enjoyable, it will take about 3 hours in total but it is well worth it!
- Jenna, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$32 $28 $28
Alcohol
$16 per person
Transportation
$24 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$32 $28 $28
Alcohol
$16 per person
Transportation
$24 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-5:00pm 7:30pm-11:30pm
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