Held Annually, 9 April to 19 April, Pátio da Galé, Terreiro do Paço
The Lisbon Fish and Flavors Festival is a major culinary event in Portugal. Lisbon, continental Europe’s westernmost capital city,due to its location on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, enjoys an abundance of quality products from the sea. This wealth is appreciated by some of the most respected chefs all over the world. With a long tradition in fishing dating back to the second half of XX century the Lisbon Fish and Flavors Festival is a food festival about celebrating one of the main culinary specialities of this city – fish. The festival has received international praise and attracts gastronomy enthusiasts from all over Portugal and guests arriving from Spain, France and Brazil. It offers visitors an opportunity to taste innovative dishes of fish and seafood prepared by international chefs during a number of culinary master classes and presentations.
THE BEST FLAVORS OF THE SEA
If you travel to Lisbon during the month of April do not miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the flavors of Lisbon with skillfully prepared mouth-watering combinations of dishes prepared from the finest fish and seafood. The festival goes for eleven days when the Portuguese capital city pays a special tribute to its tradition. Walk around the exhibition stands and gourmet markets where you will be able to purchase gourmet products such as fish, chocolate, olive oil and cheese and savor gastronomic delights from 10 different seafood restaurants. It gives the visitors a chance to enjoy numerous tastings and chat to discuss the food created by Portugal’s most celebrated chefs.
ELEVEN DAYS OF GOURMET MARKETS AND LISBON RESTAURANTS
The festival’s location is in the historical building, Terreiro do Paço. Fully renovated and equipped with the latest technology and services, providing a relaxed atmosphere and opportunity to enjoy a true gastronomic delight. There are a number of activities that take place throughout the eleven days. If you share the enthusiasm for fresh, healthy cooking, then you should make sure you partake in numerous cooking classes where you can pickup indispensable culinary tips. The Lisbon Fish and Flavors Festival is a family friendly event that runs from midday to midnight with various scheduled programs though out the day. These include cooking for kids as part of “Young Talents in Cuisine” program and contests such as the “Best Pastel de Nata”, “The most popular seafood spices in Portugal” and “Project Mr. Good Fish”. One thing is sure about your visit to this city built on seven hills is that you will never run out of things to do in Lisbon.