The Web Series
Follow the Ferreira family as they take you to their top foodie destinations in Portugal, whether it be through their favourite Lisbon restaurants, en route to Carlos Ferreira’s vineyard in Portugal’s northern Douro region, or with Claudia in her Westfalia driving from Lisbon to the beautiful Algarve beaches.
WATCH SEASON 1
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.
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.
It is in the gorgeous setting of the Malhadinha Nova realm that Claudia helped with the annual release of the Alentejo black porks. Discover this beautiful area and the secret behind the world’s best ham.
Meet us in the Castro Marim village, where the friendly Jorge Raiado harvests Portugal’s most valued Fleur de sel. Jorge takes Claudia through the ponds and incites her to assist with the harvest.
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.
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 more
The Serra da Estrela cheese is a recipe handed down through generations. It is in the vales of the mountain chain that gave its name to the cheese that Claudia turns into a shepherdess for a day, and discovers the secret ingredient making this cheese so unique.
Filipe, from the CARM domain, produces the world’s best olive oil and reveals his best-kept treasure to Claudia: the soil on which his olive trees are planted. Take a tour in the olive grove and in the gorgeous Douro Valley.
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 about
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 Ferreira
WATCH SEASON 2
The Ferreiras visit all their favourite restaurants in Lisbon on their tour of the city to taste the best natas, Ginjinha, seafood and fish that Lisbon has to offer!
A ROADTRIP IN THE SOUTH
Behind the wheel of a Westfalia, Claudia and the film crew toured their favourite destinations in southern Portugal: a gourmet route passing through a winery in the Alentejo region, a simple picnic on the beach and a restaurant in the Algarve offering the world’s best shrimp.
Carlos tells us about his favourite spots on the road between Lisbon and his vineyard in the Douro region. It’s the perfect route for a foodie, with stops for an ovos moles de Aveiro business, a meal of suckling pig in Bairrada, a seafood feast in Torreira and port tasting at the Ferreiras’. Bom appetite!
LISBON BY NIGHT
The Ferreira sisters visit their favourite spots for an unforgettable evening in Lisbon. They see a fado show in the Alfama district, have a drink in a gourmet speakeasy, sip cocktails in a former brothel and finish off the evening in a restaurant, enjoying Portugal’s best midnight snack.
The Best Restaurants in Lisbon According to Carlos Ferreira
Discover Carlos’ favorite restaurants in Lisbon. Solar dos Presuntos One of Lisbon’s most renown restaurants, frequented by business men and politicians. It is very similar…