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.
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Discounts for children
Children under 2 years, 100% discount
Children under 12 years, 30% discount
Nº of people
Minimum: 3 | Maximum: 10
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