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Ilha do Faial cuisine is based on the traditions of Portuguese cooking and seafood, of course. Fish and seafood are the basis of most of the national dishes of the Azores Archipelago. You can taste different types of tuna, mackerel, marlin, lobster, and shrimp here. You should order grilled meat or grilled fish. These two dishes will be delicious. You should also taste the local soups. Turnip soup deserves special attention. Flatbread bolo lêvedo often served as bread here.
There are many interesting ways to spend time on the island for people who prefer an active holiday. You can go on a boat trip before going to extreme sports. You will rent a yacht in the … Open
You should taste the swordfish or the parrotfish. Lapas also deserves attention. These are small shells that are cooked with lemon, herbs and a special garlic sauce. Gourmets and gastro-tourists will certainly appreciate the endemic species of mollusks. For example, sea acorns or patella are found only on the Azores. You have the opportunity to taste these delicacies on Faial. You can enjoy fried cod and squid or shrimp skewers. You should order pork dishes. This is a roast or fried liver, marinated in a special sauce.
You should choose steak, as well as Alcatraz from meat dishes. This is the meat of several species of stewed in a pot. Octopus stewed in wine is the pride of the island. This dish is called Polvo Guisado com Vinho Tinto. You should definitely taste it. Egg and seaweed sandwich is one of the special dishes of the archipelago. It is not easy to find it in every tavern of Faial. However, its taste is unusual. If you have the opportunity, be sure to taste this dish. Copyright
1. You can visit the Faial in any season. The temperature is quite comfortable here. It is hot here in the summer. However, the scorching heat does not happen here. The air temperature is … Open
You should taste the meat delicacies. These are sausages, bacon, and cured meat. You can find all this in the market or order in a restaurant. The meat is of excellent quality here. Therefore, the dishes from it are extremely good.
You should taste local cheeses. There are different varieties of them on almost every island in the archipelago. Each of them is worthy of attention. Therefore, it is recommended to order assorted cheeses in a restaurant or buy local cheese in a store or market. Queijo fresco is especially delicious. This is a young soft type of cheese. It is served with a special sauce based on red paprika in the restaurant. It is also worth tasting Queijo Corrado. This cheese is like brie. It is soft with a dense hard shell. If you find Queijo São Jorge cheese, you should definitely buy or order it. This cheese is produced on the island of San Giorgio. This is one of the best cheeses in Europe.
Ilha do Faial is the leader of the archipelago by the number of attractive beaches. There are parts of the coast with white sand and exotic beaches with black sand and secluded coves, as … Open
Cheeses are often served as a dessert here. However, sweet fans should not be upset. There are many pastries and sweets here. You should definitely taste the local fruit. These are bananas, papayas and, of course, pineapples. Local varieties have an unusual taste. Pastel de nata is the most popular dessert. This is a small puff pastry with custard. They are very popular not only on the island but also in all of Portugal. A variety of puddings on the base of chocolate and fruit purees are also very popular here. You should also taste an unusually flavorful orange roll. Ice cream with orange zest also deserves attention. Tortilla, greased with butter and local honey is a very popular dessert among the locals. It is customary to serve it for breakfast.
Vinho Verde deserves special attention from the wines. This is a light sparkling wine with a slightly sour taste. Excellent white, pink, and red wines are produced on the nearby Pico Island. These are "Basalto", "Lajido", and "Terras de Lava". The wine can also be ordered in restaurants or bought in the store as a souvenir. You can go to Pico Island by ferry and buy a bottle of wine right in the vineyards. This will be a great gift from the trip.
Apartment hotels are widespread on the island, while beach hotels are very popular among tourists. One of the most upscale hotels on the island is Fayal Resort situated in the secluded area … Open
You should definitely taste passion fruit and pineapple liqueur. It is produced on São Miguel Island. Liqueurs Amora or Angelica also deserve attention. They are extremely tasty, fragrant, and viscous. You should pay attention to the grape vodka Bagaceria do Pico from strong drinks. You will also have the opportunity to taste the tea here. It is grown on local plantations. It is not exported. Therefore, you can order it only on the islands of the archipelago, including Faial.
Salto do Prego There are many restaurants and taverns here. Many of them specialize in fish menus and national cuisine. You can eat delicious food anywhere. However, there are several places that deserve special attention on the island. This is, for example, Restaurant Atletico in Horta. It is located at Rua Felipe Carvalho. This restaurant has an unusually welcoming atmosphere. Fish dishes are perfectly prepared here. There are always many visitors here. Therefore, you should book a table in advance.
There are no large stores or shopping centers on Faial. You should go shopping at the farmers' market or small shops in Horta. There are souvenir shops in almost every village. The Mercado … Open
You will be surprised by the unusual serving of dishes in the restaurant "Canto da Doca". Visitors cook meals on their own on a volcanic stone here. You will choose the ingredients and fry them on a hot cobblestone. This two-store restaurant has a very fast and high-quality service.
The Rock Peter Cafe Sport is a unique place. It is very popular among sailors. Local cuisine is prepared perfectly here. There is also a bar with a large selection of drinks in this restaurant. A small museum, located on the second floor, is a feature of the establishment.
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