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  • Umami & Garum Lisbon Food Tour
  • Umami & Garum Lisbon Food Tour
  • Umami & Garum Lisbon Food Tour

Umami & Garum Lisbon Food Tour

Lisboa 3 - 10 people 3 Hours
97,00 €
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Nº of people and language
1 Adult(s)
Adult(s) 97,00 € / each
Children up to 2 year(s) Free
Children up to 12 year(s) 67,90 € / each
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Offer this experience You must choose between a base price or a range of dates (special seasons), when it applies. A voucher will be sent to the recipient, who will have 6 months to schedule the experience with Portugal by Wine.
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Nº people
3 Adult(s)
Adult(s) 97,00 € / each
Children up to 2 year(s) Free
Children up to 12 year(s) 67,90 € / each
About the Activity
In this urban food tour, through the streets of Lisbon, you will taste high quality products with an Umami flavour, witnessing the alliance of science and gastronomy.

Umami is the fifth flavour that was discovered in 1908 by Japanese chemist Professor Kikunae Ikeda. The word "Umami" combines the Japanese adjective "umai", which can be translated as "tasty" or "intense", and the word "mi", which means "essence". 

In this experience, we will introduce you to the umami and fish preservation techniques used by the Phoenicians. You will taste these artisanal products inspired by Portuguese culinary traditions that will be prepared by a chef. 

The umami taste is perceptible when consuming foods containing the amino acid glutamate, and ribonucleotide, such as aged cheeses, cured meats, tomatoes, mushrooms, fish sauces, and canned fish, such as the ones you will taste on this tour.

The first stop will be at an old store that produces Garum, a Roman fish sauce with a unique flavour. This will be followed by a unique tasting moment in a typical restaurant and then, also, a visit to a laboratory where you will get to know some methods of food conservation.

On this food tour, you will enjoy a 5-course menu and 14 different tastings, for example: muxama, garum, tuna pastrami, Atlantic fish bottarga, tuna chorizo (analogous to blood pork sausage), bacon from swordfish belly, smoked octopus, cuttlefish roe, and others. To accompany these gastronomic delicacies, you will also have Portuguese wines. 

Enjoy a Slow Food experience based on sea flavours and Portuguese products!

  • Urban food tour, of 3 hours, around Lisbon;
  • 5-course menu and 14 different tastings;
  • Local guide.
Region Lisbon
Duration 3 Hours
Languages Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Starting time 11:30 hours.
12:30 hours.
16:00 hours.
18:30 hours.
Discounts for children Children under 2 years, 100% discount
Children under 12 years, 30% discount
Nº of people Minimum: 3 | Maximum: 10
Meeting point Museu do Fado - Fado Museum (Alfama)
General Rating (2 Ratings)
This activity includes
Local guide
Pedestrian rails
Outdoor Activities
Passenger insurance
Kid friendly
Guided tour
Wine tasting
Regional products tasting
Art & culture
This activity does not include
Hotel pick-up & drop off
Personal expenses
Gratuities (optional)
Meeting point: 
  • We will meet in a square, named Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, right in front of Museu do Fado (Fado Museum), in Alfama.
  • If you are arriving by public transport, take the metro to Santa Apolónia station and then walk for approximately 5-7 minutes.
Cancellation policy
Free cancellation up to 72 hours before the experience. After this period, there will be no refund.
All experiences have Clean & Safe certification, issued by Turismo de Portugal. The tours will be conducted in small groups to ensure maximum safety.
We advise you to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated during the tour.
This activity is suitable for vegetarians (but not vegans), pescetarians, coeliacs, keto diet and lactose intolerants. If you have any food allergies or restrictions, please contact us to customize the tastings.
We do private and tailor-made food experiences. Contact us through the message centre for more information.
Organized by: OH! MY COD TOURS
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What people say about this experience (2 Ratings)
  • Letícia
    “Amei esse passeio! ” A guia Adriana era experiente e divertida, gostamos bastante dela! O grupo era agradável e a comida deliciosa. Houve um grande equilíbrio na construção deste percurso, o que permitiu que conhecêssemos diferentes partes da cidade. Letícia, 30 mai 2022
  • Charlotte
    “Approved!!” Everything was great!!! I cannot describe in words the quality of the gastronomic delicacies that were full of flavour and soul! What an incredible experience with even more incredible wines! We also learned a lot about food conservation. Approved!!! Charlotte, 04 mai 2022
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