Portuguese cuisine shows Mediterranean and Atlantic influences also, as is visible in the amount of fish consumed traditionally.
The Mediterranean Diet has been classified as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, on the 8th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
This awarded diet is a fusion of several rituals, skills, understandings, symbols and traditions related to the cultures and the various processes of conservation and cooking conception. Deep inside, is the sea that gives the most striking feature of Portuguese cuisine, where we have a wonderful opportunity to taste the freshest grilled fish, or the finest seafood that abounds all along the coast.
Regarding to meat dishes, surely we advise the Portuguese stew that reflects the ecstasy of flavors resulting in a perfect combination of meats, vegetables and assorted sausages, cooked succulent form.Portugal has indeed superb meats DOP from north to south, either veal, pork or lamb.
Portuguese gastronomy is above all a time of emotional exchange, an approximation of family and friends, where the values of hospitality, courtesy, intercultural dialogue and creativity values speak louder.
Being a lifestyle guided by respect for diversity, it can find the ultimate trilogy of bread, wine and oil. For each snack there is a Portuguese ideal wine.
Finally as could not fail to be mentioned, a meal would not be complete without being combined with the perfect cheese and a convent sweet so typically Portuguese.
Definitely will not want to miss this experience, that stands out as a true ode of heaven tastes!