The owners of Fazenda Nova Country House have announced the opening of a new cookery school, 'Cook Algarve' under the guidance of head chef Paulo Monteiro and his team.
The award-winning country house is the venue for Monteiro's first 'Cook Algarve' course this October, taking place over three days and working with locally sourced ingredients to create many of the different dishes Portugal has become famous for.
Fazenda Nova is a family-run luxury country house in the heart of the eastern Algarve between Moncarapacho and Tavira.
Those on the course will experience the best of Portuguese food, take trips to the local markets to choose the produce each day as well as using ingredients grown on site in Fazenda Nova's herb and vegetable garden and from its orchard.
Each preparation and cooking session will take place from 10 am for approximately four hours with plenty of one-to-one time with the chef before everyone sits down to enjoy their creations at lunchtime.
During the afternoon there will be ample time to explore the Algarve, its towns, villages and beaches and in the evenings to experience from a suite of local restaurants before awaking, fresh to start a new day in the cookery school.
Fazenda Nova Country House is a boutique hotel that once was a traditional working farm established in 1836 with the main crops being olives, carobs and almonds.
The estate is still farmed and produces its own olive oil. Since the hotel opened four years ago, an orchard and a herb and vegetable garden have been added with their produce being used in the restaurant, the ultimate farm-to-table experience.
The Fazenda (farm) is dominated by the original Portuguese country house that has been renovated to combine a modern style with traditional architecture and features. The farmhouse sits on ten hectares among the almond, carob and olive trees.
For further details and prices for the Cook Algarve course with Paulo Monteiro this October, 2016, click on this link: