In the web series Portugal Gourmand, you’ll be following Claudia Ferreira during her food-oriented trip around Portugal where she discovers the traditional harvesting methods of the most popular Portuguese ingredients.
On the menu: offshore fishing, black Iberian pig farming, fleur de sel harvesting, mollusk fishing, apiculture, cheese, olive oil and wine making, these are all the ingredients that made the reputation of Groupe Ferreira's restaurants.
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To celebrate the departure of Claudia to Portugal, Carlos, Claudia’s father and founder of Groupe Ferreira, invites all his family to enjoy a feast at his place . Exclusive behind the scenes of Ferreira restaurant and meet all the family members that turned this establishment into an institution.6 Feb 2018
Only a few fishermen own a fishing permit giving them access to the highly oxygenated waters of Berlengas archipelago. Pedro is one of them, and has been using his permit for years to catch sea breams, sargo vermelho, and sea basses by angling. Watch him teach the rudiments of this traditional method to Claudia.7 Feb 2018
Claudia meets with Cristina, Artur and their Portuguese water dog Nina in the early morning hours. They show her how to collect the clams, oysters and razor clams living on the banks of the beautiful Ria Formosa, only equipped with a basket and some rudimentary tools.31 Mar 2018
The biggest bee protector in Portugal surely is Luis, a lawyer by trade, located in Tapada de Mafra, a former King’s hunter ground turned into a national park. Luis maintains beehives making a tasty honey in this national park. Being a beekeeper herself, Claudia is fascinated by this breed of bees, which are far more13 Apr 2018
As an entrepreneur, Carlos is always dreaming of new projects. Making the acquisition of a vineyard in the Douro region was once a dream that soon came true. Since 2010, he can now produce his own wine. Claudia discovers the plantations on a hillside, and she fully benefits from the experience by learning more about29 May 2018
The #PortugalGourmand adventure is coming to an end as Claudia and her father visit his hometown. They stop by the local market to grab all the ingredients they need to cook Carlos’s childhood traditional recipes. The table is set to welcome the family’s long-time friends who watched Carlos Ferreira, the visionary who build the Ferreira19 Jun 2018
A day at the Ferreira family home in Estarreja
My father, Carlos Ferreira, the founder of the group of restaurants that bear the our name, was born and raised in the small municipality of Estarreja, in the Aveiro district of Portugal. We went with him to visit the house he grew up in and to discover the origins of his passion for quality food….