The stunning region of the centre of Portugal is not just blessed with natural beauty but also boasts a rich gastronomic heritage. So, if you're planning a visit to Quinta do Rio Alva, be prepared to tantalize your taste buds with some of the most delicious food in Portugal.

A taste of tradition

Portuguese cuisine is renowned for its fresh, seasonal ingredients and hearty flavors. In the Centro region, the focus is on using local produce, from farm-raised meats and fresh vegetables to wild mushrooms and river fish. You can savor these flavors in a variety of traditional local restaurants, cooked with love and passed down through generations.

Must-try regional specialties include leitão (roast suckling pig), cabrito (roast goat), Queijo da Serra and the chanfana (slow-cooked goat).

We offer tips on the best restaurants in the area. You will not be disappointed!


Dão wineries


Nestled amidst granite mountains and rolling hills, the area just north of the Quinta, is renowned for its exceptional wines, often earning the nickname "the Burgundy of Portugal". The Dão region of Portugal, and it's many wineries, welcome visitors, each with its unique story and wines to discover.