Usually the posts in this ‘Travel.Food.Photo’ series share the foods themed by country, but as my Portuguese travels (so far) have been limited to the capital city, Lisbon, this post is dedicated to the delicious tastes of Lisbon alone.
I was delighted with the food of Lisbon. It is impressively affordable, features lots of fresh seafood, puts a local spin on widely-recognised Mediterranean dishes and values the presence of wine, cheese, sweets and espresso to complete a meal.
Lunches and dinners are often fresh grilled cod or sardines with salad, potato and lemon.
Cheese and bread are served as you sit and match a glass of wine deliciously.
‘Green wine’ or Vinho Verde is a light, fresh wine that is proudly produced in Portugal.
Seafood stews in clay hots and mince-mash pies.
Espresso for less than a Euro and custard-filled tarts with berries & caramelised sugar on top.
Shellfish and grilled tomatoes dressing gluten-free spaghetti.
Grilled sardines with salt and spuds and tomato and mozzarella salad – such as simple way to dine.
Risotto, pasta, tarts and treats.
A midday shot of Ginjinha with berries in the bottom.