On this small-group gourmet tour of Lisbon, wind your way through the citys beautiful streets and get a taste for the local cuisine with stops at traditional restaurants and bars, sampling delicacies like petiscos. Find out about Lisbons great cafés, such as the 18th-century Café Nicola one of Lisbons most literary cafés and a place for tertúlias and discover why Pastelaria Suiça is another landmark of Rossio.
Try the famous Portuguese Codfish Cake with a glass of refreshing Green Wine, and learn about the Bairro Alto quarter. In the 20th century, the Bairro Alto became Lisbons bohemian quarter and the center for nightlife, full of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. Stop at an atmospheric wine bar in the Bairro Alto for tapas and a glass of local white wine. Visit one of the most famous restaurants in Lisbon, Cervejaria da Trindade (brewery), famous for its seafood and steaks.
Then its on to the steps of Calçada do Duque, two areas with a great variety of restaurants and nice views of the city. Learn the secrets of success at Manteigaria Silva, open since 1908, and see the delicious products on display, such as sausages, hams, and cheeses. Here, learn the history of Port, Portugals famous fortified wine, as you try it with a piece of delicious São Jorge cheese. Later, compare your Port with a typical Portuguese cherry brandy at A Ginjinha, and try a bacalhau fish cake at Tendinha.
Continue to Portas de Santo Antão Street, one of the citys main entrances, the Gates of Santo Antão. Finish your gourmet tour with a light meal (bread, cheese, sausage, and other local products) and a glass of Alentejo wine at the Neo-Moorish Casa do Alentejo, a 17th-century palace with one of the most intriguing interiors in the city.