Portuguese Wine Week Minnesota - Interview with Jason Kallsen
written by minuscode | 13th August 2017
This delicious food tour is more than a culinary experience, it’s a love letter to Porto highlighting the city’s history, architecture and culture every step of the way! It’s a rare opportunity to tantalize your tastebuds with northern Portuguese flavors, explore narrow cobble streets and meet the locals that bring Porto’s gastronomy to life.
What makes northern Portuguese cuisine? Fish and seafood are wonderfully fresh! Fat juicy sardines (sardinhas) and mouthwatering mackerel of various kinds grace brightly colored plates. Perfectly grilled octopus (polvo) is drenched in olive oil and flavorful clams are typically served with coriander (ameijoas à Bulhão Pato). As in the rest of Portugal, the absolute greatest treat, and greatest honour for a guest, is salt cod, codfish, bacalhãu. There’s also a delicous rare-breed beef from long-horned mountain cattle such as Arouquêsa from mountains to the south-east, and Mirandesa, from Trás-os-Montes, north of the Douro wine region. You’ll taste porco bísaro, which makes smoky and savory charcuterie, delicious craft beers and a wide range of Portuguese wine. Let’s not forget Porto’s carts filled with freshly harvest vegetables, fruits, herbs and nuts! If you’re looking for vegetarian options, there are plenty to experience!
So grab a pair of sturdy shoes, a healthy appetite and a desire to savor some amazing Portuguese flavors, because this is not a tour to miss.
I just wanted to take a moment to let you know what a great time we had on the wine tour. Nico was an amazing guide and we really felt we got to know the region and develop an appreciation for wine in the Penedes region. I will definitely be recommending you if any of my contacts head to the area. Thanks again!
This food and culture tour will take you on a journey of discovery through the streets of Old Town Porto. You will visit small restaurants, cafes, the most famous monuments and sights and the oldest speciality stores and grocery stores in the city.
|10:00am||Meet your English-speaking guide in downtown Porto|
|Leisurely walking food, history and culture tour through downtown Porto|
|1:30pm||With a full belly and a rejuvenated palate, you'll end your tour with a lifetime of memories to share!|
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