With its fertile slopes, historic quintas and close proximity to the seafood larder of the Atlantic, the Douro Valley is among the most esteemed regions for authentic local food and produce in Europe. You’re promised exceptional eating from the moment you arrive in this pristine corner of Portugal.
Among the many dishes we would recommend seeking out in the Douro Valley is bacalhau à bras, a hearty seafood plate consisting of cod, eggs, fried potatoes and black olives. Washed down with a glass of local white Port, there’s no better pairing for this dish – especially if it’s accompanied by the timeless sounds of authentic fado music.
Sweet tooth? Portugal is the perfect place to indulge your love of puddings, with a roster of fine desserts to enjoy any time of day. Discover some of the Douro’s best-loved desserts in our in-depth guide.