Sunday, 8 May 2016

Flavours of Lisbon cookery class with Monarch Airlines

I have flown with Monarch Airline  to many holiday destinations, but it was only a few weeks ago that they added a  new flight path to Lisbon flying from Birmingham, Manchester and Gatwick.. In celebration of this, I was invited with a group of bloggers to attend an evening hosted by Monarch Airlines to sample and cook some dishes from Lisbon.

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.


  1. I love Portugal and Lisbon is on my list of must do destinations! What a great event and the dinner sounds you know how to make these dishes again and again at home whenever you want! Delicious 😃

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ x

  2. It sounds like you and Heidi had a great evening! I think I saw some of Heidi's photos on Intagram as the evening was unfolding and it made me so peckish!

  3. ooh this does sound and look tasty. I've had portuguese once and its a favourite of mine. Angela from Daysinbed

  4. This looks like a lovely cookery class, it sounds like great fun and even the vegetarian dish sounds yummy! I'm glad you had a wonderful time and experience. xx

  5. The menu looks really tasty and such a nice event for them to run! x

  6. Oh wow this sounds like an absolutely awesome experience and I can only imagine how good the finished dish tasted. x

  7. What a great event for you! I have visited Lisbon whilst on a cruise - it rained and rained! I remember it was a lovely place though. Kaz x

  8. This is a nice review - we did have a lovely evening. I was really impressed with the little custard tarts!

  9. This looks like so much fun! I love Portuguese food! I would love to learn something more than the Nando's recipes I love :-). Lovely photos too

  10. This looks great fun, I'm useless at cooking but love a little dabble.

  11. This looks great and so much fun! I eat at Nandos with the kids at least once a week because its right next to our swimming! H x

  12. everything looks yummy, looks like you guys have awesome time.

  13. it's really great to see airlines paying more attention to the foodie side of things!


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