Bacalhau, sardinhas, feijoada and pastéis: Portugal is famous for its delectable cuisine. This is the perfect excuse to turn your weekend in Lisbon into a culinary expedition, with a visit to a 19th-century food market on Friday, a gourmet tour on Saturday and a Portuguese cooking lesson and culinary feast on Sunday. Just add a bottle of vinho verde and you are all set. Bom proveito!
Each region of the country has its own traditional local dishes. The capital boasts numerous hip restaurants and antique taverns that serve a great variety of Portuguese dishes. Lisbon also produces the most delicious pastry in the world, the pastel de nata. Droves of gourmands make the pilgrimage to the Fábrica dos Pastéis in Belém, the only facility that possesses the authentic 19th-century recipe for this famous flambéed cream pastry. And that is just one of the many destinations on a lengthy list of culinary hotspots.
“Learn the secrets of Portuguese cuisine with a cooking class”