Porto Food Week
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The first Porto Food week kicks off the 21st of March and lasts until the 30th of March.
Well, this is a great opportunity to visit Porto and enjoy some of the best Porto Culinary experiences. It is the first edition of the twin event Lisbon Food Week (LFW), which is organized since 2016. After 3 very successful editions in Lisbon, the organization decided that it was time to honor Porto’s menu.
The event will join 20 chefs from some of the best restaurants in Portugal.
“Arroz de Cabidela”
The theme for the opening dinner is a very traditional dish, “Arroz de Cabidela” made with poultry cooked in its own blood and a bit of vinegar like “jugged” or “civet” dishes. It will take place at Restaurante Oficina and besides the hosting Chef Marco Gomes, 5 other chefs were invited to cook this dish using different proteins, from rabbit to wild boar.
Porto Food Week will also have a Kitchen Forum called “Pensar Cozinha” taking place on the 25th of March. This forum will join chefs, entrepreneurs and researchers talking about territory, geography, product, and technique.
Afterwards, later in the afternoon, there will be a ceremony of prizes by the Portuguese blog Flavors & Senses. The blog that focus on Luxury Food and Travel will distinguish what best is made in the gastronomy of Porto and North of Portugal.
Route of the Snacks
In addition, Porto Food Week will have an organized route around some of the best snack houses in town. It will start at 5 p.m. on the 23rd taking participants on three and a half hours walk around some of the most popular snack houses in Porto. For instance, Cervejaria Gazela, Casa Guedes and Conga are some of the more traditional spots. Fábrica Nortada and Xico Queijo are other examples of the more contemporary places on the route.
Sponsored Food Routes
Besides dinners and culinary conversations, there will be sponsored food routes that will show the best restaurants in each of the defined categories.
These are some of the routes in the first Porto Food Week:
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