Portuguese cuisine is a perfect combination of Mediterranean and Atlantic influences. From the Mediterranean, it gets the wonderful trio bread, olive oil and wine. The bread, produced with the best cereals using tradition recipes, conquers everyone that visits and Portugal`s amazing olive oil, a basic ingredient of the portuguese gastronomy, has won some of the most prestigious international awards.
Although world famous for its port, Portugal also has an enormous variety of wines that includes vinho verde wines, young wines unique to Portual as well as wonderful reds and whites.
Portugal is also renowned for its fresh fish, that Ferran Adrià, the famous chef, considers the best in the
world. As well as the much loved sardines Portugal also boasts excellent bass, John Dory, red mullet, mackerel and succulent seafood. And, of course, cod, known locally as "bacalhau" is cooked in Portugal with a passion that you won’t find anywhere else.
With top quality meat dishes like sublime alentejano pork, a huge range of delicious pastries, some of the best honey in the world and a population that is almost universally food obsessed, Portugal is a culinary destination like no other.