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    Posted December 6, 2012 by
    5100-758 lamego, Portugal
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    100 places to eat like a local

    Discover the douro valley, a hidden gem in northern Portugal

    Being a wine lover all my life I had the wish to make it posiible to others to discover the douro valley for a long, long time… It all became a fantastic experience after discovering aquapura douro valley.
    Aquapura douro valley is located on the northern part of Portugal, amongst terraced vineyards that for centuries are producing grapes for Port wine. This region is a Unesco World heritage site, a hidden gem off the beaten track….
    Aquapura’s cuisine is of patience and dedication like the one of old times. It does not forget the aesthetics and aims at providing an unforgettable dining experience in a 21stcentury atmosphere. It also is a market and season cuisine, which takes advantage of the fresh ingredients available each season of the year. It stands out for its obvious simplicity and hides the search, dedication and willingness to innovate by improving traditions without cutting out the past, presenting traditional flavours in a contemporary presentation. The flag dishes are :

    fish from the atlantic

    fish degustation with a bread panada of crab, cuttlefish ink crumble scented with a fine herbs olive oil


    veal tournedo, terrine of poultry livers, wild mushrooms risotto
    and a sauce of port wine and foie gras

    chestnut and port wine pudding with
    wild berries sauce and “terrincho” cheese ice-cream

    Like myself and my friends I’m sure you will be thrilled by the whole experience: the beauty of the landscape, the quality of the food and wines, the sympathy of the staff and the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere
    This iReport is part of an assignment that we created with Travel + Leisure:  100 places to eat like a local
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