After enjoying some drinks and nibbles, it was a hands on cookery class at L’Atelier des Chefs to learn some Portuguese cooking.
We loved our Bright purple aprons, the royal colours of Monarch Airlines and got ready for our cooking experience.
The menu of the evening was Carne de Porco a Alentejana , this was a pork and clam dish that is very famous in Portugal.
For the vegetarians the recipe was adapted and we created a tomato based stew with spicy hot baked aubergines.
The dessert we made was Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese custard Tart). These mouthwatering tarts were made with melt in the mouth flakey pastry and filled with a delicious custard filling.
We were guided through the different cooking stages with demonstrations and then we prepped all the ingredients in small groups and prepared our main course and the dessert.
Once the food was ready we sat down to enjoy a delicious Portuguese meal accompanied with wine and soft drinks.
My friend Heidi and I really had an enjoyable evening as guests of Monarch Airlines. All views and opinions in this post are of my experience of the evening.