Yay! Today we’re kicking off a new Foodie Friday column! What better way to get to know a culture than to try their food? Plus…I love to eat. So without further ado, here goes our first installment.
Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal; the only city larger is Lisbon, the capital. It’s famous for its bridges, something we’ve explored here previously. But you’d be missing out if you didn’t experience some of the culinary delights this city offers. And what better way to experience the variety of flavors Porto offers than a food tour?
At Taste Porto Food Tours we believe that food is a cultural expression and that the best way to to explore a new culture is through its food. With that as our paradigm, our food tour seeks to introduce people to the food of Porto, Portugal, as well as to the families behind the food, the markets where ingredients are bought, and the city that has produced these flavors.
In our Downtown Porto Food Tour our guests experience 6 different tasting locations spread across 3.5 hours. Our tasting locations include a visit to the lively open-air food market of Bolhão, a special look at how the original blends of one of Porto’s oldest coffee houses are created, a tasting of one of the best pork sandwiches you have ever tried, a blast from the past with a sweet treat from one of the oldest creameries in the city, a wine and food pairing that will introduce you to the unknown wines of Portugal, and much more! In between all of these tastings we will help you keep up your appetite while cover 2 miles and filling you a mix of history, architecture and culture of the city.
Guests are led on this culinary adventure by André, a born and bred Porto native, who lives, eats, sleeps and breathes everything that the city is. André ensures that you are visiting his Porto, not the tourist Porto, but the authentic Porto. You will take your coffee in the same cafe he does every morning and you will enjoy wine and pass the time at his favourite wine bar. Won’t you join us in Porto?
Book your tour at Taste Porto.