At 'The Kitchen' we believe in quality, tradition and modernity. We love our traditional heritage but combine it with a modern and 'lighter' twist, so that our guests can taste true Portuguese flavours in a contemporary way.
Portugal is a small country with different regions all also featuring quite different profile flavours and cooking styles. Some dinners will be a road trip, a local adventure through specific products, recipes and wines.
Eating at 'The Kitchen' will always be a mix of good food, true to its authentic roots, and the friendly atmosphere that still surrounds a Mediterranean table spread with family and friends. The ingredients will be fresh and natural, and table mates are treated like good friends.
We are two friends living in central Lisbon and we love to share our house, table, and our passions: food and photography. Having friends over is a habit for more years than we want to count... Join us for a lovely meal and a great talk.
We can also cook for private tables making your night special for some event planning.
I'm in my fifties
Former senior executive, self taught chef, food and wine lover, photographer
This was my second EatWith experience at Elsa and Vanda's marvelous and very spacious apartment. They kindly offered a completely different menu so as not to repeat my first dinner. After a lovely white wine and appetizers of Portuguese cheeses and cured meats, my friend and I were treated with a visually colorful and delicious variety of tapas-style foods, starting with a velvety local version of gazpacho. There were plenty of wonderful seasonal vegetables, filling grains, and chorizos + cod, all served with a story to enhance our knowledge of Portuguese culture. Conversation flowed along with the wines. Elsa and Vanda are talented, gracious, and fascinating hosts. Another remarkable evening!
Jun 2, 2019
We very much enjoyed our dinner and would denitely do it again! We had great food, great hospitality and good conversation. They also gave us great recommendation for the rest of our trip which was very helpful.
Jun 2, 2019
Elsa and Vanda were delightful hosts. The food was excellent, from the soup to dessert. It felt like an intimate dinner party for friends.
May 30, 2019
Fomos jantar com Elsa e Vanda em um grupo de 2 casais, foi tudo perfeito, do inicio ao fim . As duas sao excelentes anfitriãs, Elsa coxinha muito bem e a conversa é super agradável e entiquecedora, sobre a cultura e culinaria portuguesas. Adoramos a experiência e recomendamos muito