Umami & Garum Lisbon Food Tour

Lisboa, Portugal

Experience hosted by Sílvia

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English and French
Committed to safety
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Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

The ONLY Food Tour in Portugal exploring the savoriness and the techniques of fish preservation and dried-aged fish perfected by a Portuguese Chef.

Based on unprecedented Portuguese research, we are now able to taste these artisanal products in balanced, local and gourmet fish recipes.

Get ready to discover & taste muxama, garum, tuna pastrami, Atlantic wreckfish bottarga, tuna chorizo, swordfish belly bacon, smoked octopus, cuttlefish roe, and others. All from sustainable fishing on the Portuguese coastline and Portuguese Islands.

Through a combination of 14 different delicious tastings, a 5-course menu & a slow food experience, we travel centuries & cultures, learning about preserving techniques, immersed in stories about people, salt, sun, & sea, while being amazed by the savoriness, of these unique & exclusive sea flavors!

After we meet in Alfama district, closer to the river, we visit one of the oldest stores where Romans produced Garum - a fish sauce with a unique flavor, equated to a golden essence. A perfect introduction to what follows.

Just a few minutes away, after crossing the old city wall, we will find our gastronomic stop where a unique & exclusive tasting itinerary starts.

This stop combines a restaurant, a shop, but also a sort of laboratory where food preserving methods are explored, like nowhere else in Portugal.

Beyond imagination!
The ONLY Food Tour in Portugal exploring the savoriness and the techniques of fish preservation and dried-aged fish perfected by a Portuguese Chef.

Based on unprecedented Portuguese research, we are now able to taste these artisanal products in balanced, local and gourmet fish recipes.

Get ready to discover & taste muxama, garum, tuna pastrami, Atlantic wreckfish bottarga, tuna chorizo, swordfish belly bacon, smoked octopus…

What's included

  • Food
    Meal (lunch or diner) composed by 5 courses, includinging 14 tastings. <br...
  • Drinks
    2 types of Portuguese Wine along the tastings

Accessibility

Minimal/no line

Meet your host, Sílvia

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am the CEO of Oh! My Cod Food Tours & Trips (www.ohmycodtours.com), a sustainable & slow food travel company that supports local communities & connects travelers w/ social & cultural subjects, in a fun, 'foodie', & informative way!

I was inspired to merge my background in transcultural psychology & anthropology, my love for Portugal & food w/ a conscious travel mindset, to create impactful & meaningful experiences

Every gastronomic tradition can become a unique travel experience!

I was born in Lisbon, Alfama. At 24 years old I started to live abroad & never stopped traveling again. But I always come back to Lisbon.

I love to travel, to meet people, to be surprised. Art is very important (cinema, dance, photography) but also, going out, reading, cooking, eating, & drinking w/ friends & guests!

Lived in France, Morocco & Turkey
I am the CEO of Oh! My Cod Food Tours & Trips (www.ohmycodtours.com), a sustainable & slow food travel company that supports local communities & connects travelers w/ social & cultural subjects, in a fun, 'foodie', & informative way!

I was inspired to merge my background in transcultural psychology & anthropology, my love for Portugal & food w/ a conscious travel mindset, to create impactful & meaningful experiences

Every gastronomic tradition can become a unique travel exp…
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Where you'll be

Our main gastronomic stop is a place combining a restaurant, a store, & a sort of lab, aiming to study & recover techniques of fish conservation and innovate from them.

We seek the full use of fish. It is important to disclose where the fish we eat comes from, to consume species according to the season; knowing how to use the fish, learning the different species & conservation methods is essential in order to obtain the best and tasting results.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Jennifer
September 2021
Silvia is a very nice and good-humored woman who has a wide knowledge that she likes to share. It is a unique special culinary experience in which you get to know new tastes. Highly recommended!
Rui
July 2021
Como em qualquer "Experiência" o que procurei com o Umami Tour foi "viver" para lá das definições e conceitos. Ensaiar e praticar! E assim foi. A Silvia é uma excelente anfitriã e foi-nos guiando, primeiro com a história (e estórias), e depois com o sabor: fomos "viajando" pelo doce, o salgado, o amargo e o azedo. Foi uma experiência Umami: deliciosa e agradável! Obrigado
Juliann
July 2021
This was a unique and very original experience that gave me a whole new insight into Portuguese food & culture. Silvia was an exceptionally warm and knowledgeable guide who made me and the group feel immediately at ease and like we've known each other for years. She shared so many interesting stories and inside information about the history of Portuguese food, umami and Lisbon that I felt like a true expert after our tour. And to top everything off the food was amazing and served in a fun and distinctive environment. I highly recommend this food tour for all foodies who want to get the most out of their visit to Lisbon! Its a complete gastronomical delight!
Dario
July 2021
Um food tour que vale cada garfada! A Sílvia é uma grande anfitriã e uma verdadeira foodie, com um conhecimento profundo dos vários temas. Os diferentes pratos que experimentamos tinham sabores únicos que nunca tinha experimentado. É sem dúvida uma experiência única, a não perder.
Sarah
July 2021
Great introduction to umami flavors of preserved seafood. The food was unique, varied and delicious, and Silvia was an excellent host. Good value for money. Highly recommended.
Emma
July 2021
Even better than I expected. Silvia was super personable and knowledgeable. Without her guidance, had I seen any of the items we ate on a menu I would not have known what they were and missed out on some truly amazing and unique food. I learned so much in such a short amount of time. I will definitely grab another tour next time I am in Lisboa.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Confortable shoes and a bottle of water

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