If there is one thing Portugal has, it is salt. With a long Atlantic coastline, salt production thrived, and saltpans still function in many coastal cities and towns, such as Aveiro. The pink salt of Setúbal was once considered some of the best in the world. Salt is a natural preservative, and the combination of salt and smoke is the origin of sausages and cured meat – and that is what we will look at today!
Food and Drink
Instead, try the milho frito, which literally translated would be something like “fried corn”, but it has nothing to do with your idea of fried corn actually. Milho frito is usually a side for meat or fish dishes, and though it may look funny, it’s worth a try.
Love fine cuisine? Then try Porto - Not just Portugal’s second city –and fast emerging from Lisbon’s shadow.
Quality & affordability go hand-in-hand
Food defines a nation -, Italy has pasta, England fish and chips, Chicago deep-dish pizza, but what about Portugal?
Six Chefs - Henrique Sá Pessoa, José Avillez, Miguel Laffan, Rui Paula, Rui Silvestre and Vítor Sobral – Now Fly the Best of Portuguese Flavors Around the World
Visitors to Portugal certainly have the country’s “grand” restaurants to consider, in addition to excellent seafood and meat restaurants, as well as dozens of “hot” eateries with cuisines hailing from Hong Kong to Hamburg to Hoboken. But no visitor should pass up lunch or dinner at one of Portugal’s hundreds and thousands of small restaurants that serve some of the most delicious and comforting food on earth.
The new Japanese restaurant Mizu at VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa, in Porches, Algarve, will be officially opening its doors on 23 February. With a Zen and relaxed atmosphere, a decoration inspired by Japanese culture and tradition mixed with a sophisticated and modern style, high quality ingredients, innovative culinary techniques and a privileged view over the Atlantic Ocean, Mizu intends to establish itself as one of the finest Japanese restaurants in Portugal.
Celebrated as the first luxury train in Portugal´s booming tourist scene, last year’s “Vila Joya no Douro” paired the legendary 2 star Chef Dieter Koschina, of Algarve´s “Vila Joya”, with a selection of Niepoort´s finest wines and an impressive list of the country’s best products, in what founder and executive curator Gonçalo Castel-Branco described as “a fantastic trial, that has now matured into The Presidential- a world class luxury experience”.
The 5th Walking Festival Ameixial will grow significantly in 2017, while also striving to boost its international profile. With this in mind, the event is now twinned with the Gran Canaria Walking Festival (http://www.grancanariawalkingfestival.com/en/), a sibling event with which several joint promotion and dissemination activities are planned.