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Portugal Gourmand

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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 2

GOURMET LISBON

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GOURMET LISBON

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!

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Ginjinha: pre- or post-meal? This liqueur is made from sour cherries, the fruit that gives it its name. It’s perfect at any time of the day! 😉 A short stop at the smallest bar in Lisbon is in order.
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Ramiro: the best seafood in Lisbon! Ramiro is a famous restaurant where you line up for hours to enjoy a wide variety of seafood. It's a must during your trip to Lisbon.
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Solar dos Presuntos, one of Lisbon's best restaurants! One of Lisbon’s most renown restaurants, frequented by many business men/women and politicians. It is very similar to our Ferreira restaurant in Montreal, except that the cuisine is more typical of Portugal as it specializes in dishes from the Minho area. Carlos Ferreira recommends it specially at lunch time. You’ll enjoy its three floors and five rooms covered with photos of celebrities that visited the restaurant, including Carlos. Will you be able to spot it?

A ROADTRIP IN THE SOUTH

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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.

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Ponta da Piedade: The secret caves and beaches of Lagos A natural monument in Lagos in the Algarve. The cliffs of Ponta da Piedade are home to secret caves and incredibly beautiful beaches. If you’re going to the south of Portugal, you absolutely must see them!
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Carabineros: The best shrimp in the world The intriguing red shrimp called a carabineiro is a rare and exclusive product caught in the Algarve. It has a powerful yet refined taste that you’ll have to sample to appreciate. These shrimp definitely aren’t cheap, but they’re worth it for the experience!

GOURMET NORTH

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GOURMET NORTH

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!

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Ovos moles: Portugal’s divine sweets This egg yolk-based confection was invented in a convent in Aveiro, Portugal, 500 years ago. You absolutely have to try them.
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The Douro Valley Carlos Ferreira has made his long-standing dream come true: owning a vineyard in the Douro valley to make his own wine. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of a landscape recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

LISBON BY NIGHT

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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.

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Pensão Amor, the famous bar on Pink Street in Lisbon Pensão Amor is located on Pink Street, the hotspot of Lisbon nightlife. The 18th century building used to be a brothel. Today, there are no more ladies of the night, but you can still sip delicious homemade cocktails in a burlesque-style decor.
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Francesinha, the famous sandwich from Porto The famous Francesinha, meaning “little Frenchie” in Portuguese, is a traditional dish from the city of Porto. It’s like a French croque-monsieur or a Quebec hot chicken sandwich, but with more meat and more flavour. You have to try it! P.S.: It’s even better in the wee hours of the morning!

WATCH SEASON 1

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The departure

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.

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The fish

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.

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THE ALENTEJO PORK

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.

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THE FLEUR DE SEL

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.

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THE SHELLFISH

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.

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THE HONEY

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

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THE CHEESE

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.  

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THE OLIVE OIL

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.

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THE WINE

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

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THE FAMILY HOME

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

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