About this experience

If you have ever been to Portugal, you certainly enjoyed eating the country’s most iconic pastry - Pastel de Nata. In this workshop, you will join in the kitchen of João's family-run bakery in downtown Lisbon to learn the pastry’s delicious secrets from one of Portugal’s top bakers - a fifth generation family baker from Lisbon. Together you will make puff pastry from scratch filled with the creamiest custard ever. Meanwhile, João will entertain you with his stories about life as a baker. Whether your first time in the kitchen, or you are a Michelin star chef, you will receive pro tips to making bakery level results!

Pastel de Nata - Portuguese Custard Tart

What to expect

You and João Batalha will meet in your kitchen (over video chat) to cook, taste, share stories, and acquire valuable skills that will last well beyond your time together.


This Delicious Experience is not a pre-recorded cooking video, big Zoom gathering, or the kind of online course where your eyes glaze over; it is a one-of-a-kind private experience where you will work together with João Batalha to create something amazing in your kitchen.


After booking, you will communicate with the chef to adapt the experience and menu to your tastes and interests, then receive a customized ingredients list.


Prior to your online cooking class we will provide you with a Zoom link and any assistance you may need to connect to the experience from your laptop, tablet, or phone.

Connect up to 2 screens to share the experience with friends or family. Contact us for discounted rates on additional screens.

João Batalha

Meet João Batalha

João grew up with generations of bakers before him, setting the stage for his passion for baking, and in particular, for the country’s beloved dish. At the age of 13, João embraced the family tradition and is now running Pastelaria Batalha, which won the silver medal for Best Pastel de Nata in Portugal. Having welcomed guests from around the world to his shop, he is now looking forward to sharing the dish in your kitchen.

2 hours
Portuguese Classic
Skill level

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