Bahia dishes have the influence of Portuguese, African and Indian cultures with a predominance of local exotic ingredients. At our class you’ll learn how to cook this distinctive culinary composing for example a Moqueca, made of shrimp or fish, cooked in coconut milk, palm oil, herbs and spices.
To drink, we’ll choose from the variety of savory fruits that yield to a number of different tropical cocktail combinations, such as the caipirinha.
Departure from hotels at 10:00am we head (assisted by the local cooker) to the main open air market in Salvador – feira de São Joaquin. There you will get an introduction to the most important components of the Bahia and Afro-Brazilian cuisine. Every morning, wind boats come from the surrounded areas of the All Saints Bay bringing people to this market, some of them come to sell their products and some to look for buying products (all kind of fresh and original products).
After getting a sense of this very busy area, we begin learning all about the ingredients, pottery, and stuff used in the Bahia gastronomy. Proceed then to Bahia Gastronomy Galery, located at the SENAC building at the old town, Pelourinho.
Then, proceed to a Typical Bahia restaurant. We will choose a typical dish for our lunch based on shrimp or fish! After enjoying a genuine Bahia meal, go back to the hotel.
Meet: At the front desk of your hotel in Salvador.
An everyday experience.