In-home cooking class / market tour in Lisbon?
I've been searching this board in particular, and the web at large, for recommendations for in-home cooking classes and market tours in Lisbon, and haven't yet found any mentions I could pursue. I will be accompanying my husband to a conference in Lisbon this May, and am looking to take a course/tour for at least one of the days he's occupied (May 8-11). (Probably the 10-11, since most markets are closed Sun/Mon) I've done this before in other cities. I've listed them below, and would strongly recommend all of them.
In the cases listed above, the lessons were one or two days, they involved walking tours of local markets, and detailed descriptions of the products we were encountering. (In India I also got a tour of a street food festival, with recommendations that enabled me to taste tons of things without getting sick.) In two of the cases I was an only student, in one case I was one of three. I am happy to share the class if possible to keep the cost down.
Ideally we'd take ingredients gathered at the local market back to the instructor's kitchen, have a lesson on preparing a quintessentially Portuguese meal, share it, and take home the recipes. In a perfect world, this would take up the better part of a day (or two), but leave me free for a late dinner/night out with my husband.
Does anyone know of anyone offering such a thing in Lisbon? Can anyone point me to someone who might have suggestions?
I did find this: http://lisbon.s702.sureserver.com/?pa...
but it's significantly more expensive than what I've paid in other cities. My plan is to contact the concierge at the hotel I'm staying at to see if they have any recommendations, and if not, book this one.
I've noticed that everything of this nature in Portugal seems to be geared to a "luxury" audience. All of the ones I've rejected out of hand included silly things like limo rides and such. I'm down-to-earth and would prefer a simple and informative walking tour of the markets, and prefer a well-equipped home kitchen to some impressive commercial show piece.