Alentejo, is in many ways the gastronomic soul of Portugal and the culinary experience in the region is highly appreciated. The region produces half the nation’s wine and is known for some of the best luxury and Michelin star restaurants.
Exceptional dining experiences can be enjoyed in the restaurants throughout Alentejo. Some of the iconic wineries have Michelin starred restaurants, and other gastronomic restaurants offer local culinary activities such as taking part in a regional bread baking class or becoming a chef for the day.
Alentejo is famous for its beef, and for flavorful ham and pork from the black pigs that roam free in the cork forests, feeding on acorns. One of the best-known local dishes to try out is the succulent carne de Porco à Alentejana: cubes of fried marinated pork, mixed with clams, and coated with tomato sauce, oil, onions and parsley. Other specialties include rabbit and hare as well as lamb stews. The cheeses from Nisa, Serpa and Évora are great for an evening snack or if you have a sweet tooth try the local egg-based sweets.
Alentejo wines with their excellence and aromas are as unique as the landscape and the cuisine of this region. Wine enthusiasts can enjoy tasting the award-winning wines paired with the local cuisine.
Contact the restaurant below directly to book your table or our local travel expert can assist in booking a restaurant of your choice as part of your comprehensive tour program.
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