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20.12.2021 • 26.12.2021
Christmas is coming and there are many exciting flavours to discover! This week we will teach you some mouth-watering Christmas recipes created by the amazing restaurant DeRaiz, located in the charming city of Viseu.
A taste of Christmas
Christmas is coming and there are many exciting flavours to discover! This week we will teach you some mouth-watering Christmas recipes created by the amazing restaurant DeRaiz, located in the charming city of Viseu. It's all about the pleasures of the table! And the beauty of sharing.
For dessert, you can not miss the Bolo-Rei, filled with candied fruits or dried fruits. A true Christmas classic!
Roasted lamb with oven rice
An unexpected lamb recipe to taste on Christmas time. This meat is highly appreciated in the inland of the country. Comforting food at its best!
Rabanadas with red wine sorbet
To make it simple: a sort of French toast. Aka “golden slices” or “egg slices”. This sweet is a true Christmas classic and an inventive way of using old bread that is fried and covered in sugar and cinnamon. Absolutely irresistible!
In the north region of Portugal and also in the north area of Center of Portugal there is the habit of eating octopus on the evening of December 24th, instead of codfish.
Serra da Estrela Cheese
The king of Portuguese cheeses is a must at the Christmas table in Portugal.
Especially in the inland of Center of Portugal, there is the enduring tradition of piling up wood in front of cathedrals and churches and to lit the “madeiros”, the bonfires or Yule-Logs. A way of bringing communities closer, as well as a symbol of the spirit of solidarity and brotherhood so typical of this holiday season.