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In the center of Portugal, Óbidos is one of the most beautiful villages in the country, with a large and well preserved castle crowning it. Óbidos is internationally recognized because of its Chocolate Festival, which for several weeks of the year transforms this medieval town into a genuine showcase of cakes and sweets, a paradise for sweet lovers.

From 22 October to 1 November, the city of Santarém brings together the best regional products in a specially prepared area. Experience the union between tradition and modernity of Portuguese cuisine.

From the 12th to the 16th of August 2015, the city of Ílhavo will host another edition of Sea Feasts that include the mythical Codfish Festival, dedicated to one of the most important ingredients of Portuguese cuisine. 

Lisbon Fish and Flavours is a major culinary event in Portugal that has attracted international praise. This festival offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy innovative gastronomic dishes of fish, and seafood and the cooking of international chefs during culinary master classes and presentations.

This ancient Madeira wine making tradition, annually promoted in the local village of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, combines various cultural activities with wine making rituals, such as the picking of the grapes, the carrying of grapes to the press and other traditions related to a typical Madeira feast, which are fully enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

Chestnut Festival is a very popular event with lots of entertainment, traditional food and drink. Visitors can sample various specialties made of chestnut, roasted chestnuts, liquors and pastries.

10Fest Azores Events

10Fest Azores it’s a gastronomy festival that aims to promote Azorean gastronomy and produtcs, while developing the vocational skills of the school trainees.

“Açores Gastronomia Viva” it’s a food festival that aims to promote Azorean gastronomy and products combining them with modern cuisine techniques, while developing the vocational skills of the school trainees.

The 2 School Chefs, Sandro Meireles and Pedro Oliveira, host 4 friend chefs to prepare together 2 different top quality tasting menus paired with great Portuguese wines. 

For the second time in Brussels, the "Best of Portugal" festival will show the very best of the Portuguese gastronomy and the excellence quality of its local products, including wine, cheese, cured meats, olive oil, honey, fruits and vegetables, among others. In conjunction with the fair there are also a craft fair, folk dances and music.

The traditional Madeira Honey Cake, “bolo de mel” in Portuguese is usually made for Christmas, but it can also be found all year round on the island. It is a custom to make enough of this cake in order to have some during the whole year. Once cooled and thoroughly wrapped into vegetable paper it remains good until next Christmas without losing quality or taste.