What You Can Expect From This Tour
Explore the heart of Porto on this walking food and wine tour through the city’s best local spots. Meet your local guide, a professional sommelier that will show you the beauty of the city and the secrets of its food and wine heritage. Walk through beautiful cobbled streets dating back to Roman times while tasting local wines and regional food specialties.
Our food and wine journey starts with one of Northern Portugal’s most famous dishes, the Bifana, a small sandwich consisting of a light and crusty bread roll filled with sautéed strips of pork which have been seasoned with garlic and marinated with a closely guarded recipe of spices for hours. To pair this flavorful dish we have chosen a light, fresh and effervescent wine from Portugal’s most distinctive wine region, Vinho Verde.
Entering our second stop, we find ourselves in a traditional wine bodega surrounded by hundreds of Portuguese wines. Here we will taste an indigenous Douro Valley variety called Viosinho, a full-bodied but fresh, fragrant, well-balanced wine perfectly paired with a charcuterie board of locally sourced cheeses and meats.
The third stop is another great local spot, know for its Alheira dish, a flavorful sausage made with meat, bread and spices. Our wine pairing here will consist of a powerful full-bodied red from one of Portugal’s most important wine regions, the Dão.
Our fourth stop is a typical family-style restaurant, known for their traditional Portuguese dishes. Here we’ll sample perfectly made Pataniscas de bacalhau, a codfish fritter made with an egg battered flour, parsley, onions and salt. We will pair it with a fresh and invigorating Alvarinho, a northern Portuguese grape that is irresistibly aromatic with hints of lemon zest twined with pear and white peach fruit.
As soon as we enter our fifth stop, you will understand why we love Portuguese wines so much. A beautiful modern tasting room where your personal sommelier will pick two outstanding wines for you to sample from Portugal’s best wine regions.
Our amazing culinary journey wouldn’t be complete without trying some of Porto’s world-renowned Port wines. Step back in time inside this century-old venue, which sits next to Porto’s lively Ribeira, and learn all about the uniqueness, complexity and different features of Port wines. Best of all? You will be able to pair your last wines with homemade chocolate! This will complete your full introduction to Porto’s best food and wines.