Country cooking workshop

Country CookingDay Workshops

A fun packed day, starting with a relaxed cup of coffee and cake when you’ll be introduced to us, fellow guests and the kitchen with its wood fired oven and brushwood grill. Then it’s off to the local fish market to soak up the local atmosphere and see the freshest of fish and vegetables. Cannot stay long as back at the farm there is plenty to do, the wood oven will be lit but the bread must be made using fresh yeast from the baker. So roll up your sleeves and grab an apron.

Herbs and organic produce from our gardens will be used to prepare salads and side dishes to accompany the bread and the fish that you will cook on the grill. Last but not least, something sweet – the dessert! Starting around 10.00a.m. and finishing around 4p.m. after sitting down to enjoy the superb meal that you have cooked.

Cost € 95 per person including the meal and local wines.

The New Forest Lodge Country Cooking School is principally about having fun. We eat local food grown on our own farm. Using traditional recipes, with wild herbs, fungi and the harvests from our organic Moorish kitchen gardens. We offer an insight into the forgotten art of cooking in brick built wood ovens and ranges.

Learn to select and grill fresh fish. Enjoy a day workshop and feast on the fruits of your labours.We offer both residential holiday courses and day workshops, specialising in traditional country recipes with many vegetarian and seafood dishes as well as our signature wild game pots. Our workshops are held daily starting around 10.00am, usually finishing about 4.00pm after you have enjoyed the banquet you have helped to prepare. The country cooking workshop runs simultaneously with our riding and carriage driving workshops, so this is an ideal holiday activity for families or groups with varying interests.

We can arrange collection from Lagos, Aljezur and other local hotels (email us for a quote), or look at the Who and Where page for the map.

Not available Sundays and Mondays. Usual group size can be 1 to 4 participants, for groups of more than 4 people we might have to split you up for parts of the workshop and some of you will be offered the opportunity to go on a carriage drive in the National Park.