Gastronomy Holidays for Foodies

Algarve Gourmet Cookery Classes

Cookery Course for an Occassion

Holiday Cooking Lessons

Holiday Cooking Lessons

Lunch on the Waterfront Deck

Enjoy your Prepared Meal

Cookery Course Kitchen Preparation Tomato

Cookery Course Kitchen Preparations (1)

Cookery Course Lunch Deck

Waterfront deck

Sunset Deck

Sunset deck

BBQ Facilities

BBQ Facilities

Gourmet Cookery Location

Cookery Course Location

Cookery Courses Kitchen

Cookery Course Kitchen

Algarve Cookery Master Classes and Events

1-Day Holiday Cooking Master Class at the River House

Add True Flavour To Your Holiday With a Holiday Cooking Experience and Algarve Food Festivals

As part of your stay at the Algarve River House, you have the option to book a three or four-hour Holiday Cookery Experience during which one of Portugal's finest chefs will delight in creating, and teaching you how to create, the perfect 3-course meal. It is an experience frequently enjoyed by a host of celebrities, and one which your family and friends will adore.

Indian Holiday Cooking Course

Learn how to use a fabulous combination of traditional & contemporary Indian cooking techniques in the relaxed surroundings of our River House farmhouse kitchen.

You will be guided through the techniques and philosophy of our head chef, followed by a cookery demonstration, hands on cooking in the kitchen, learn the way of preparing a simple yet innovative Indian meal.

Then relax, and enjoy a great meal with your friends and family.

The cost is £80 per person for groups of 10. As a memento, you will receive recipes including dishes cooked, to help you replicate the memorable gastronomic creations of the day.

Cooking Master Classes

Choose from appetizing canapés, beautiful lobster, succulent shellfish, a variety of fantastic meats and finest wines as you create a bespoke menu to suit your preferences or to celebrate any special occasion. You can also add a wine-tasting which includes Port and Champagne.

You can get involved as much as you like as our chef guides you through each gourmet process, or sit back and enjoy a glass of wine if you prefer, before sitting back and enjoying a stunning meal. All the cleaning-up will be taken care of, too.

The cost is from £680 for upto 6 guests, therafter 135 per person, whilst the River House can also arrange for a babysitter (10€/hour, paid locally) to make your special occasion adult-only if you wish.

Algarve Food Festivals

Alternatively or additionally, there are some wonderful food festivals to attend in the Algarve, including the Algarve Chefs Festival (annually held in May) where 8 of the finest Portuguese chefs get together to inspire regional rustic gastronomy.

July and August takes in the Chicken Festival in Guia when the whole of Guia and all its visitors gather together for a giant barbecue serving local delicacies such as spicy chicken wings, whilst chicken lovers can also delight in Albufeira's Piri-Piri Festival where the delicious aroma of this local delicacy fills the air. The August Medieval Festival in Silves is the biggest and best summer festival and worth a visit.

Fish lovers can look forward to August's Sardine Festival, whilst September hosts both the Fisherman's Festival in Albufeira and the Algarve Gastronomy Festival which showcases great food from a variety of regions. Seafood lovers shouldn't miss the Seafood Festival which is held in Olhoa every August.

Cookery Course Location

The Algarve River House is a luxury villa which sleeps up to 10 adults and is the perfect place to host Holiday Cooking Master Classes, and makes a superb base from which to enjoy the fantastic array of food festivals that the Algarve has to offer.

However if you prefer a 5-day extravaganza that combines culinary delights with a holiday cooking course then view the "River House Holiday Cooking Experience" for full details of the foodie experience.

How to buy and use your gift card/voucher

Gift vouchers are a perfect gift for all ocassions such as birthdays, weddings or anniversaries for food loving friend.  You choose how much you want to spend in any denomination of £100.

Payment: Contact me directly, refer to the contact form below.

Delivery:  Emailed to you and will be in your in box within minutes.

Benefits: Valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Can be used: As part/full payment for the above courses.

Please contact us if you require any further information

Thank you for your interest.  Please contact us by using the form below or call us on the mobile +44 (0)797 666 0526 or +44 (0)1932 488 710