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February 27, 2018

Beyond the Barrel: From Decadent to Down-home in the Heart of Porto

Porto --
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  • 2-7 people Clérigos -> ~5-6 hours 9:30 am
    Ribeira Mon – Sat
Quick Bite: Join this food tour to spend a day getting to know Porto's lesser-known food traditions, local institutions and its heroes in the kitchen. Read more
Porto -- Porto is a postcard-perfect city, its beauty easily captured in a single frame -- monumental churches dressed in deep blue tiles line a steep street opening up onto a view over the Douro River to Vila Nova de Gaia on the other side of the river, where the city’s famed Port wine lodges and their iconic billboards dot the hill. A visit to Porto is often distilled into just such an image, quite pleasantly, but it barely scratches the surface of the city.Read more
June 7, 2019

Freshly Ground Coffee in Porto

By Culinary Backstreets
BACKSTREET FEED -- While on our Beyond the Barrell culinary walk, we popped into an old-school coffee shop for a cup of strong brew. Rustic spots such as this one are not far from century-old opulent Parisian-style cafes, sometimes staffed by tuxedoed waiters – it’s all part of the complexities and contrasts of life in Porto, which we dig into on our full-day culinary exploration.Feed more
June 7, 2019

Conga: On A Roll

By Cláudia Brandão
Porto -- You would think Sérgio Oliveira, the owner of Conga in Porto and the secret-keeper of its legendary recipe for bifanas, would be tired of the restaurant’s signature dish. But you’d be wrong. “As much as I try not to eat it, I cannot. It is impossible,” he says. "One always eats it; there is no chance not to.” Read more