The Portuguese cuisine is rich and varied its foundation is the Mediterranean diet and that is why Portugal wedding Guide has the best suppliers that will provide the best plates for your wedding ceremony. In 2013 the Mediterranean Diet was considered "World´s Intangible Cultural Heritage" - UNESCO. Depending in region of the country has its typical Portuguese dishes, through the meat of cattle, sheep, pig and poultry by various sausages, the various species of fresh fish (sardines and mackerel) and shellfish. Among one of the typical Portuguese dishes ingredients is Cod, the most consumed fish and there are several dishes with this fish. Among the highlights for the Mediterranean diet are the cheeses from Serra da Estrela, Azeitão and St. George, among many others.
The sea - One the reasons for the famed Portuguese Mediterranean diet, its because Portugal has an extensive coastline with over 1000 km. With a lot of qualities of fish and selfish, freshness is what make our fish dishes so special. However it is the cod fish one of the fish most consumed in Portugal, with hundreds of ways to prepare, just another reason to have become world heritage.
The meat - We have excellent typical Portuguese dishes with meats from north to south of Portugal like veal, beef, pork or lamb. Cooked in varied ways the tenderness and quality of our meat is what defines the dishes.
The bread - Is undoubtedly one of the most important components of Portuguese Mediterranean diet. Exists in various forms throughout Portugal regions, not limited to bread wheat, the Alentejo bread is perhaps the most representative, there is also the corn bread, typical of northern Portugal, although appreciated throughout the country, rye bread (for example, the Serra da Estrela), etc.
The olive oil - The Portuguese olive oil of high quality is one of the most important reasons for you to plan your wedding abroad and try the Portuguese cuisine in your wedding ceremony. It’s always present and integrates all the Portuguese cuisine and that is characteristic of the so renowned Mediterranean diet.
The sweets - The Portuguese sweets has much of its origin in Portuguese convents and monasteries in the 16 century. The Portuguese cakes and confectionery are also varied and include a bit of each region by its ingredients and its preparation. The creativity overflowed convent sweets in sugar rich in egg yolks in nuts and almonds. But the ones that make Portugal cuisine world renowned are the Belem custard tart a Portugal Wedding Guide recommendation for your wedding ceremony.