Award-winning tour operator Eating Europe is going from strength to strength. After successfully launching in Haarlem (outside of Amsterdam) earlier this year, the company’s next new offering will be in another one of Europe’s culinary hot spots: Lisbon, Portugal. The four-hour long experience through Mouraria, the city’s medieval quarter, begins May 24.
“Eating Europe has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a one tour, one guide operation in Rome back in 2011,” said Kenny Dunn, managing director. “We’ve seen tremendous growth, especially in the last couple of years, and are thrilled to now be able to offer our clients an opportunity to experience a taste of local life in Lisbon too. With modern restaurants offering new-wave Portuguese dishes, old-style family-run establishments serving the classics and plenty of colorful bars and food markets, Lisbon is a perfect foodie destination, and we can’t wait to help our guests discover what makes the city’s cuisine and culture so very rich.”
During the “Eats, Street Art and Undiscovered Lisbon – A Walk Through Baixa & Mouraria,” guests will enjoy six culinary tastings from typical street food to comfort treats like the peixinhos da horta (deep fried green beans), Portuguese classics accompanied by wines from different regions in Portugal and a beer from one of the country’s former African colonies. The gastronomic journey begins in Lisbon’s historic heart, the Baixa district, before it continues to Mouraria, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city and survivor of the 1755 earthquake. True to its signature theme, to take travelers off-the-beaten-track, the new Eating Europe experience introduces guests to a restaurant resembling a hidden Moorish palace, a fado (mournful form of music born in Lisbon) house and the pastry shop voted to have the best pastel de nata (custard tart) in town.