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          Mimo Brings Exclusive Gastronomic Experiences to the Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort

          Posted in Travel Writing, Food and Drink, Algarve by Fay Melville on 29th Nov 2018

          Mimo, a pioneering food & travel company who specialise in cooking courses and culinary tourism in Spain have now expanded into the Algarve. Working exclusively with the Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort, ‘Mimo Algarve’ is an innovative initiative led by Head Chef Lúcia Ribeiro who has worked with Michelin-starred chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Paul Walsh, Claude Bosi and Dieter Koschina.

          For anyone who is passionate about food and wine, Mimo Algarve offers daily cooking experiences for both adults and families where guests can get to grips with everything from traditional Portuguese cooking to Michelin-star cuisine, tasting wines from around the world, in a fun hands-on environment. You’ll have the fantastic opportunity to learn the secrets of what makes a great Paella, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to replicate this haute cuisine at home as well as impress your friends around the dinner table!

          In the words of Thomas Schoen, General Manager at Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort ‘We are truly excited to bring Mimo’s experiences to Portugal. Learning about food is something that brings people together and creates memories. At Pine Cliffs we say that we are much more than a hotel; we are a lifestyle and these experiences help all those who visit us have a memorable stay.

          The Algarve Cooking Class 

          The Algarve’s cuisine is full of undiscovered treasures. This class will bring you to the heart of what makes Algarvian cuisine so special. You will prepare and eat dishes with humble origins, some of them with a modern twist. While sipping on Portuguese wine, the chef will also explain the history behind the dishes.

          Michelin Star Secrets Cooking Class 

          Learn the latest techniques and secrets of what is happening now in the award-winning kitchens of Europe. From spherification to foams to modern platings, you will be surprised by how easy it is to replicate haute cuisine. Each Michelin Star Secrets class ends with a delicious lunch that you have created with carefully chosen wine pairings.

          Family Cooking Class

          Learn to cook as a family where friendly instructors will walk your family through basic kitchen techniques and dishes that are fun to make. As a family you will help prepare an appetiser and a dessert and cook a main dish from start to finish. Learn about local food by making a main dish such as a child friendly cataplana.