Recipes for Port: Salad on a spoon: Sardines, melon and cherries

    Sounds wild, I know. But it works like a charm. The sardines are a tribute to Portuguese tradition. (And they do grow a lot of cherries in Portugal, I don’t know about melons…) Fresh sardine fillets cut into 1inch/1 inch squares pan fried with ample amounts of salt and pepper. They should be…

Spoon Recipes to accompany Port: Why

What inspired us to create these recipes? 1.     We found that even the Portuguese do not actually ‘drink’ a lot of Port. They sometimes have it as an aperitif, but even that is rare. 2.     Port is rich, both in alcohol and tannins, making it hard go through a full meal with only Port.  That…

Douro Valley Tastings: Quinta do Infantado

  Upper valley After a bumpy ride down to this discretely located Quinta, we were received by Oenologist Fatima Riba and owner/winemaker Joao Roseira at Quinta do Infantado. The cellar was built in 1816, and is stillin-tact. Despite the relatively large size (46ha), this Quinta is still family run. Getting that human dimension was comforting…