Food in Lisbon is varied with influences from the Brazilian, Mediterranean, African, and Atlantic cuisines. Being the only European capital so close to the sea, Lisbon boasts of seafood ranging from salmon, trout, sea bass, octopus and mackerel, among others. Non-seafood lovers won’t be left out with the many meat and game dishes, soulful soups, traditional pastries and local cheeses to die for.
Like many Portuguese, lisboetas love to dine out, but can cook delectable dishes perfectly well at home. The locals are proud of their cuisine and wines, claiming that these are the best in the world. There’s no better way to prove this claim is real than to experience it yourself with a local host, who will service you home-cooked, traditional Lisbon dishes in their own homes. Not only will you be able to meet new people and taste authentic Portuguese food with a private dinner party, you’ll also learn about the history and culture of each dish served and you may even convince the host to share their secret recipe.