Taste the destination of Porto and North of Portugal and discover the quality and originality of its food and wines, at world-wide level. The destination Porto and North of Portugal is undoubtedly the paradise for lovers of gastronomy and wines. The extensive coastline with over 100 km of clear water offers seafood and fresh fish of high quality. Did you know that you can find more than twenty-nine types of fish in our restaurants, cephalopods, bivalves and crustaceans, all with high regularity consumption by the Portuguese? For the meat lovers the region preserves a considerable diversity of natural species.

A total of 14 species of DOP/IGP breeds can be found. Also with the sausages and smoked meats, the Port and North of Portugal has a variety of products offering very diverse DOP of which is, for example, the ‘alheira’ (Mirandela sausage) which is produced exclusively in this region. With cheeses, the region presents two reference PDO/PGI products, the Transmontano Terrincho Cheese and the Goat Cheese. The gastronomy is still distinguished by very special productions such as honey and olive oil. Did you know that the olive oil Porca de Murça was awarded the Gold Prestigious prize at the "6th International Contest of Olive Oil Extra Virgin - OLIVINUS"?

Wine is undoubtedly the product that has come to attract the attention of the world, highlighting the diversity and quality of its terroirs that are confined to four regions: Vinho Verde, Douro/Porto, Távora and Varosa and Trás-os-Montes. Here an impressive variety of categories are produced, from the green wines, to the tranquil wines, to the incredible sparkling wines that go back to the 17th century with the monks of Cister, and the generous wines. Remain exclusive to this region and Portugal the Port wine, produced in the oldest demarcated and regulated region in the world - the Douro, dating from the 18th century, and the Vinho Verde, with the highlight to the Alvarinho, whose demarcation dates from 1908. The North of Portugal is alive and the beating of the contemporaneity is recognized by international institutions, especially the Wine Spectator that punctuated its wines in the top 4 of the 100 world's best. The region is also constantly reinventing itself with new producers and new concepts. One of the most exciting is the "boutique winery" followed by Quinta do Vale dos Ares in the sub-region of Monção and Melgaço and which consists of betting on the small production.

Yet the freshness of contemporaneity can also be savoured and this destination is today a true haven for gastronomic experiences that have been developed by a new generation of Chefs who find in the local traditions their source of inspiration. The city of Porto was actually considered a "food and design hub" by the New York Times.

Don’t forget to end your visit to the region with a dessert. In Porto and North of Portugal the sweets are undoubtedly an unforgettable experience, alternating between the convent traditions that go back to the 15th century and contemporaneity. Here too history has written endless pages of flavors discovered throughout the four corners of the World which will carry you to a distant imaginary.

In this destination, wherever you go, you will enjoy a friendly and relaxed atmosphere!







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