Celebrating a special occasion? Book the whole table
"To cook is not a service, it is a way to love the others" (Mia Couto, Mozambican writer) I love to eat, and I love to cook! I live in the very center of Lisboa with my beautiful Brazilian/Italian girlfriend Priscilla, and we host at our own home, our kitchen, our garden full of spices and vegetables, in the living room where we either eat by ourselves or with big groups of friends and family. For dinners and cooking classes we may also welcome friends and family to share our meals and friendships. I developed my love for food while growing up in a typical Portuguese family. The passion for cooking comes mainly from the passion for eating, and this latter comes a lot from the joy of the social interaction around the table. :) I cook typical dishes the traditional way, and also often blend ingredients and techniques from other cultures and latitudes.
I'm in my forties
Wellness Coach, Urban Planner, Gardener, Runner, Cooker, ...
If it's a pleasure and it's not armful for either yourself, others around you or the planet, nothing to be guilty about! :)
What to expect at Zé's place
I have done cooking classes about about a dozen countries. This was the best, the experience of both just sharing food and preparing food is wonderful. Ze is fantastic, his cooking is wonderful. If everyone in the world shared meals and cooking like Ze the world would be at peace!
This was undeniably one of the best experiences we had in our 2 week trip in Portugal. Ze is like the friend of a friend that we were told we had to meet. He mixes a warm casual atmosphere with a storied history of where and what we were eating and drinking. Ze has a genuine passion for meeting and learning about new people and loves the organic chemistry of the random gathering of people. In addition to the other EatWith guests, he also invited a local friend who had the benefit of being an epic sommelier! My only regret was not doing this earlier in the trip.