Food and drink, Lisbon
Lisbon, and all of Portugal really, are perfect if you love seafood. Fresh fish is on just about every menu and is particularly good, as you would expect, as you get closer to the ocean.
This photo was taken in the Mercado da Ribeira, which is full of various crafts, foods and flowers.
Wines are something Portugal is well known for. As far as the local wines are concerned, we must not forget young vinho verde and aged port wines. Because usually young wines are for us not the best choice with food, we stayed at couple of good typical portuguese alternatives:
1) dry and good quality wine Planalto from Douro
2) typical Grao Vasco from Dao
3) young Casal Garcia
BUT, we couldn´t find Solar do Vinho do Porto in order to taste different portos, it must have been closed. Well, anyway, portos are quite not my favourite.
Panaché is beer mixed with 7-up. At first I thought this drink was bit off or weird, but when I tried it, I liked it.
What better indication do you need than a bag with empty snail shells in front of a local restaurant?
Until now I was thinking that it's only us - Lithuanians crave for pig's ears. Apparently we are outdone by the Portuguese, just because I would never imagine them in combination with cola!
Bacalhau is one of the most important food in the Portugese cuisine. They can prepare it in many ways. Probably Bacalhau A Gomes de Sá or Bacalhau à Braz is the most delicious.