Regional Gastronomy and Oenology
One of the main tourist attractions in the Ribatejo Region is the gastronomy, whose flavor is linked to fishing and the countryside.
The Lezírias do Ribatejo and the large Herdades do Vale do Tejo are the origin of pure meats that popular knowledge welcomed at the table from an early age. Other influences came from Alentejo, brought by those who came chasing dreams, of which Açordas and Migas are just examples.
As further examples of ingredients and products that most identify this Region, we have Carolino Rice, Olive Oil, Melons, Tomatoes and Sausages that abound in Lezíria. The Shad, the Fataças and the Eels come from the Tagus that crosses the Ribatejo Province from south to north.
The geographic variety also implies a myriad of work activities that are reflected in the daily routine of eating, giving rise to dishes as characteristic of this region as Sopa da Pedra, Magusto with Codfish, Açorda de Sável with Roe of the same, the Fataça na Telha, the Ensopado de Borrego or the Loaf of Taurus Bravo Vinaigrette.
Celestes, Fogaças or Tigeladas are just some of the many sweets that the region's confectionery has to offer.
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DOC do Tejo red wines come not only from traditional varieties of the region (Trincadeira or Castelão) but also from other noble varieties, such as Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. The most widely planted white grape in the region is Fernão Pires, being practically indispensable in the production of white Ribatejo. Sometimes it is packed with other typical grape varieties from the region such as Arinto, Tália, Trincadeira das Pratas, Vital or the international Chardonnay
Regardless of the DOC or Regional designation, the Ribatejo terroir can be found in any wine in the region: very fruity whites with tropical or floral aromas and young, aromatic and soft tannin reds.