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What to eatCaldo verde (kale soup), tripas a moda do Porto (a tripe stew) and a francesinha (a Porto-loved sandwich consisting of steak, ham, sausage, topped with a fried egg, melted cheese and a beer and tomato sauce).
What to bring backPort wine, chocolates from Chocolataria Equador, brightly coloured ceramic wall plates, beautiful azulejo tiles and cork-based crafts (Portugal produces half the world’s cork!).
Fun FactPeople of Porto bear a very interesting moniker—tripeiros—which roughly translates as tripe-eaters. There are many tall tales as to why, the most popular one being that in 1415, the city’s inhabitants donated all their meat to a Portuguese explorer on his way to war and were left to survive off tripe, which also inspired the local dish, tripas a moda do Porto (Porto-style tripe).
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
Olá food lovers! Responsible for bringing authentic Portuguese gastronomy to Montrealers for over 20 years, the Ferreira family have partnered with us to take you on an unforgettable culinary adventure. Join their passionate quest to meet food and wine producers in the heart of Portugal!
Flavours of Portugal
Taste your way through Lisbon, the Alentejo region, and the Algarve with this 10-day Independent Escape. See full details
Tastes of Northern Portugal
Travel through northern Portugal, with time in Lisbon, Porto and the stunning Douro Valley with this 12-day Independent Escape. See full details
Need a little flavour inspiration before you go? Check out Portugal Gourmand, a web series that follows the Ferreira family around Portugal from one tasty stop to the next.
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