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Portuguese Food Experience
Starting at €60 | 2.5 Hours | Parties of 2 to 20 | Arco de Valdevez
- Adult Ages 15 & Older
- Child 11 - 14 years old
- Child 06 - 10 years old
- Child Under 05 years old
Have a great Portuguese Food Experience in Peneda Gerês National Park!
Learn about regenerative farming and ecologic principles visiting our ecofarm. Our organic certified farm is located on the fringes of the Peneda Gerês National Park (World Biosphere Reserve), one hour ride from Porto, in Arcos de Valdevez.
If there’s one thing Portugal is good at, it’s cooking. Food has always been an essential pillar of Portuguese culture, history, and daily life. This farm-to-table food experience is prepared at an organic certified farm, and served outdoors, in the Eco farm’s kitchen patio courtyard, or indoors, in the beautiful farm’s kitchen in colder days. It includes starters, soup, main course and dessert, and it’s accompanied by good Portuguese wine.
Stories about the origin of each dish and other curiosities are shared.
What is included:
- Arrival to the farm and welcome by the farmer
- Brief introduction to sustainable farming and small tour around the farm
- Delicious organic and /or local Traditional farm-to table lunch prepared and served at the farm
- Local green wine tasting
- Lunch -Superior menu:
Cured olives – In Portugal, olives are deeply rooted in our food and culture. Consuming fresh olives does not mean eating directly from the tree, as the fruit has an accentuated bitterness, it therefore requires a special preparation, which gives it special flavor and quality.
«Broa de milho» (corn bread) – The northern part of Portugal is not a very good place to grow wheat, but the climate is fantastic for growing corn. So we bake bread using corn flour instead of wheat flour.
Corn bread migas with black-eyed peas and cabbage – Migas is an ancient dish in Portuguese cuisine. At its base, it is made from softened bread cooked in fat. Its name, migas, is literally translated to crumbs, referring to its key ingredient – breadcrumbs.
«Sopa do dia» (vegatable cream soup) – In Portugal, soup season is all year. Hot soup is an essential part of Portuguese diet. The variety of Portuguese soups is endless. In every restaurant you can always find the «sopa do dia», a soup made fresh every day with available seasonal ingredients.
«Arroz de cabidela» (Chicken rice) – «Arroz de cabidela» is one of the oldest dishes of traditional Portuguese cuisine. It consists of chicken rice jazzed up with chicken blood and vinegar. Today, it is seen as one of the greatest riches of Portuguese gastronomy!
«Leite creme queimado» (Portuguese egg custard) – In Portugal it is a very popular and traditional dessert. The contrast between the cold smooth custard and the crisp caramelized sugar is amazing!
Drinks: Local green wine or Red wine (Alentejo region), water, homemade cold chamomile herbal tea with lemon, coffee
What is not included:
- Transportation to the farm
After booking we will send all the details of the reservation.
If you wish to propose another day or time for the experience, send us a message: [email protected] and we will do our best to reschedule, or we can include one more experience for all day.