Mimo Algarve
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Mimo Algarve offers a daily selection of hands-on cooking and wine experiences in a lovely, light-filled space in the centre of the Pine Cliffs Resort. The offering includes classes on Algarve cuisine, both traditional and modern Portuguese cuisine, as well as new family classes, where parents and children come together around the stoves.
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Alan S
Albufeira, Portugal16 contributions
This class was superb. We made about seven different dishes and had wine and cheese. The food was excellent and there was a lot to eat. The instruction was even better. Joana the chef and Sabrina are the nicest, people who are the most professional and friendly and fun. We had a great timeI highly recommend this class. I would take it again.
Written December 26, 2019
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Steve
Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium66 contributions
We arrived with a party of 7 and learned to cook a traditional choriso Assado and Algarvian cataplana. Jasmin the Canadian young cook, did a terrific job.
Thanks a lot !
Written October 29, 2019
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Kasia C
22 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Solo
This class was one of my favorites. Perfectionist, minimalist and proffesional Luzia is a fantastic, creative and super friendly chef. She is my favortie chef, and i met many chefs mysrlf and i am one of them. I enjoy the class and the food so much and planning to come back next year for new recepies and new experiences. Thank you so much for this high-end experience! Absolutely delicious and so worth it!🔝🔝🔝
Written October 27, 2019
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Sue D
Cologne, Germany11 contributions
We were on a two week holiday and decided to do a cooking class whilst there. It was worth it.
The head chef of the cooking school worked with us and brought the emotion and love of food as well as the technical
Aspects for cooking it.
The classes are small and welcoming and we laughed as we worked alongside each other and then feasted in our toils.
Yes, we would do it again !
Written October 10, 2019
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John N
Kent, UK6 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Absolutely great evening spent 2 hours in company of 3 other guests and chef and his team to a wonderful meal and wines where you actually experience the ingredients preparation cooking and eating in a super location at Pine Cliffs Resort. Would recommend.
Written October 3, 2019
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winstonbeden
Depew, NY43 contributions
Feb. 2019
Immediately upon walking into the cooking center, I noticed how CLEAN and ORGANIZED everything was. I was warmly welcomed and immediately put at ease. Coming from the US and being my first time in Portugal, I really had no idea what to expect. Also, although I love cooking at home, I certainly am no expert, and wasn't sure how I would "fit in" during the day and the experience. Well, NO WORRIES at all. The entire day was a beautiful, fun time with Chef Lucia Ribeiro. I ended the day purchasing a Cataplana brass cooker, which reminds me daily of a wonderful cooking class. The recipes and communication from Mimo (the site that runs the class) was immediate and complete, allowing to duplicate and share the recipes when I returned home. Whether a novice or a more advanced person in the kitchen, I am sure there is "something for everyone" ! BRAVO ! and THANK YOU !
Written September 8, 2019
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We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your cooking class with us! Our classes are indeed designed for participants of all levels, from beginners to professional chef's who are looking for new recipes. Thank you very much for sharing your feedback, we would be happy to have you back at Mimo anytime you visit the Algarve, San Sebastian, Mallorca, Seville or London.
Written September 9, 2019
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Ahotelguest
Brighton, UK70 contributions
We went to the Mimo Supper Club last night for the first time and loved it. Lucia and her team were great, really put guests at ease and helped create a lovely atmosphere. After a glass of lovely sparkling rose, Lucia went through all the courses and shared the preparation techniques. We had four amazing courses, all with excellent paired wines served and explained by the sommelier. This is a great way to enjoy great food, meet other people and learn a little about cooking from an amazing chef. All in all, a great evening and we would definitely go again. Mimo is an exact addition to the Pine Cliffs resort we love.
Written July 19, 2019
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Teresa V
Mem Martins, Portugal6 contributions
I loved it . For me because I am vegetarian the chef prepared a totally vegetarian version of the Portugal with a twist, which was marvelous. You should inform in advance in case your are vegetarian ...
Its an amazing experience and place 💚
Written July 15, 2019
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MimoAlgarve
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Supper Club experience at Mimo Algarve. As you say, vegetarians are more than welcome if we know about it in advance. We would be happy to have you back at Mimo anytime!
Written July 20, 2019
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FinnKitesurfer
Helsinki, Finland26 contributions
Jun. 2019
This was our second visit tot MIMO Algarve, having tried it shortly after opening last summer (2018). Once again we did the family cooking evening and it did not disappoint. We cooked the classic Cataplana with chorizo sausage and Portuguese marinated carrots to start and creme brûlée for dessert. All dishes are paired with a great wine, kids had fruit juice. The quality of the ingredients it quite incredible - acorn fed pork in the cataplana which I have never seen (and thought was beef to start with !) What really makes MIMO (besides the incredible food and location) is the staff. Chef Lucia Ribeiro and her brigade are wonderful and we wish the entire team continued success.
Written June 20, 2019
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ProfessorOnzaga
Kenosha, WI679 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Solo
My experience at Mimo with cooking demonstration with wine pairing was absolutely stupendous. I was travelling on my own and most of the others patrons were in pairs, but I never felt out of place or different. This event allowed and encouraged interaction of everyone with everyone. The five course meal was delectable! The chef gave us hints about cooking, lessons in Portuguese foods, spices, wines and traditions. The cost of this fun and social experience with amazing food and wine was the same as if I were to go out to a nice restaurant and order 3 dishes and 3 glasses of wine. If you are in the area, or staying at the Pine Cliff resort, this is well worth your time and money. I loved it so much, I am looking for a similar experience for my next excursions to Europe!
Written June 13, 2019
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