Food and wine tour to discover the flavors of Madeira.
The gastronomic tour in Funchal will allow you to taste all the foods and wines that characterize everyday life and the history of Madeira. The peculiarity of this tour is that it will take place along the way for which there will be a guide that will lead visitors to different bars, shops and local market, telling anecdotes and curiosities and letting visitors taste the Portuguese delicacies.
The duration of this tour is very long; it is 180 minutes with a tour guide. The program includes an obligatory stop in 9 locations with 11 samples and 6 of drinks tastings.The goal is to make all the stops pleasant and much more interesting than a simple story telling.
Those who choose this program will have the opportunity to learn about the history of Madeira, and see all the most interesting sites and enjoy the traditional foods and wines. The aim is to keep the history of Madeira alive and to let visitors know not only the culture and the art but also all that the region can offer in terms of food and Madeira Wine.
The first stop is UAU Cacau, which is a very famous chocolate factory: and by stopping to eat chocolate, it will for sure allow you to start off at the right pace.
Then there will be Pereira d’Oliveira Vinhos, a wine producer appreciated all over the world, later we will visit the Fabrica di Sant’Antonio, which produces the well-known Madeira biscuits. We will continue with a visit to Cristalina Chique, a very characteristic bar where all the tourists and locals go, famous for sandwiches with fresh tuna or the fillet.
There will be the Mercados dos Lavradores, full of flowers, seasonal fruits and many fish. It will continue with Mercadora, a grocery store that sells spices, beans and potatoes, which will allow you to find the sugarcane spirit poncho.
The penultimate step is Venda da Donna Maria, which is a typical restaurant of the area, offers all the typical dishes of Madeira; and finally the Oficina do Mercado to close the wine and food tour with a good tea, a glass of wine or a coffee, accompanied by the colorful Portuguese music.