Portugal—São Miguel is the largest island in the Azores and is known for its lush green landscapes, volcanic lakes, and a unique culinary culture. Now, Sagres Vacations is offering an innovative new fall culinary tour called Tasting São Miguel with StacyCakes, that offers access, insight and the real flavors of the Azores. StacyCakes Tea Shoppe & Cakery in Westport, MA, will lead this curated trip this September.
Stacy Silva-Boutwell's family is from São Miguel. She is known as The Portuguese American Mom and runs a cooking and lifestyle blog of the same name. She owns a cake design and event planning business called StacyCakes and teaches cooking workshops for adults in her community and cooking and baking programs for kids.
The rugged beauty of the Azores has won international recognition, and the cuisine of the Portuguese islands is part of the attraction. São Miguel’s cuisine is a blend of Portuguese, Mediterranean, and Atlantic influences, with an emphasis on fresh seafood, dairy products, and locally grown fruits and vegetables. The island is a short 4 hour flight from Boston.
Enjoy 9 nights at centrally located hotels in the “green” island of São Miguel Savor the local Azores cuisine with a culinary tasting at the local market in Vila Franca do Campo. Explore the Wine and Food culture of Sao Miguel with an Azorean Wine & Food Evening Walking tour that includes authentic Azorean food paired with regional wines. You will taste "cheiro" wine, the most traditional of all Azorean wines, and become an aspiring alchemist by mixing the wine with a secret 150-year-old refreshing ingredient. Discover a historic jail from the 1600s and the city's oldest harbor tavern. Then, experience Azores white wine paired with seafood, a unique mix of minerals and Atlantic aromas. Continue with a pairing of distinctive volcanic flavors, pairing red wine and artisanal cheese.
Pamper yourself with visits to the Terra Nostra Botanical Park and its geothermal hot springs pool. Take in an authentic Azorean Picnic at one of the most stunning viewpoints where the lush greens of the island meet the deep blue Atlantic Ocean.
Relish in the views of São Miguel’s rugged coastline as you embark on a catamaran to take in one final Azorean Sunset before you return home.
Airfare is included from Boston and private tours include visits to the “Sete Cidades” Lake, Furnas and Gorreana Tea Factory and much more. To learn more and book your spot in this exclusive itinerary, click the link below:
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