Gastronomy

A visit to Vizela is only complete once proven the food of the land, traditional cuisine and accompanied by the nectars of the region, the green wine, and complemented by the famous Bolinhol, sweet unique in Portugal. The gastronomic variety, go through the presentation of traditional menus and features of the Minho region. Thus, can be enjoyed in our county known firecrackers to Minho, roast veal, roast kid and of course cod, prepared in many different ways.

v22Bolinhol
The “Cookie” or “Gingerbread Covered Lot” is the traditional sweet vizelense cuisine who over the years has been awarded the well deserved award some prizes.
This ex-libris is also present in several food fairs, where he became, has long been true ambassador of Vizela.
It is quite difficult to say with real accuracy which year he began the writing of this wonderful gastronomic legacy. However, it is thought that the year would be 1880, whereas in 1884 this sweet attended the Industrial Exhibition Concelhia of Guimarães.
The great feitora this gastronomic specialty was the Lady Joaquina da Silva Ferreira.
This bread sponge cake covered, or more traditionally known as “Bolinhol” is the most famous gastronomic specialty of Vizela.
As already mentioned, this is a sweet unique in Portugal, presenting a rectangular shape with a smooth cover sugar. Its mass is slightly moist which gives it a unique flavor.
Their extreme and refined quality, makes this candy is sold not only in the three vizelenses pastry shops, the “House of Bolinhol Kibom”, the “Gingerbread Lot Delight” and “Fresh Pastry”, but also in other national confectioneries especially in Porto.v24
Already in 2006, was first organized by the city of Vizela, and very successfully, to 1ªFeira Sugar “The Bolinhol Calls” by assigning a highlight to our sweet, bearing his name throughout the country.
The “Bolinhol” or “Gingerbread Covered Lot” is the traditional sweet vizelense cuisine who over the years has been awarded the well deserved award some prizes.
This ex-libris is also present in several food fairs, where he became, has long been true ambassador of Vizela.
It is quite difficult to say with real accuracy which year he began the writing of this wonderful gastronomic legacy. However, it is thought that the year would be 1880, whereas in 1884 this sweet attended the Industrial Exhibition Concelhia of Guimarães.
The great feitora this gastronomic specialty was the Lady Joaquina da Silva Ferreira.
This bread sponge cake covered, or more traditionally known as “Bolinhol” is the most famous gastronomic specialty of Vizela.
As already mentioned, this is a sweet unique in Portugal, presenting a rectangular shape with a smooth cover sugar. Its mass is slightly moist which gives it a unique flavor.
Their extreme and refined quality, makes this candy is sold not only in the three vizelenses pastry shops, the “House of Bolinhol Kibom”, the “Gingerbread Lot Delight” and “Fresh Pastry”, but also in other national confectioneries especially in Porto.
Already in 2006, was first organized by the city of Vizela, and very successfully, to 1ªFeira Sugar “The Bolinhol Calls” by assigning a highlight to our sweet, bearing his name throughout the country.


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The idea came about seven / eight years, but only in 2014 again came out of the drawer to be formalized later by the Portuguese Association of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism. “Vizela should have a local culinary dish” was the motivation of a group of businessmen to carry out this project, told Radio Vizela Agostinho Ribeiro, catering manager and the one responsible for bringing to the fore again, this idea.
Agostinho Ribeiro had the support of other fellow businessmen, the Commercial and Industrial Association of Vizela (ACIV) and also the Town Hall. “I proposed the chicken, which was a roast chicken in the oven and in the meantime, the idea of ​​Chicken Merendeiro of Vizela. The chicken is created around the city, in the fields, is a bird created easily, and it was the chicken that the population led to St. Benedict for a picnic, “said Agostinho Ribeiro. “If we had the Bolinhol and green wine of” Caves Casalinho “why not have a local culinary dish, certificate?” Asked the entrepreneur. “I’ve had situations in my restaurant, where people came and asked what was the dish of Vizela and we had no answer. We said rockets, roast veal, lamb, cooked tripe. But I said, this is not Vizela. Here we only had dessert, “also said.


v25Caves Casalinho
Founded in 1944, the Caves Casalinho, Lda. Are the oldest Winery Company based in Vizela county.
In the northwest of Portugal, in the heart of beautiful and famous demarcated region of Vinho Verde, located in the parish of Santo Adrião of Vizela, already mentioned in Century document. XI as land of vineyards, corn fields and forested hills, surrounding the Vizela valley.
In this region, rich winemaking traditions, is for centuries the cradle of families Camel and Faria, born more than v2650 years, Caves do Casalinho, created by the founders José Joaquim Ribeiro Camel, the House of Bouçó and José Leite da Costa Faria, the house of Casalinho, countrymen and even distant relatives.
Aimed at first to sell the Vinho Verde from its own earlier turned your company into a modern unit, producing and exporting various wines that are today on all continents. Always under the direction of the same families, the company continued along the path laid by its founders, continuously modernizing its equipment and technologies, and developing the quality of its wines (today not only green, but from various other sources and demarcated regions) that They obtained the highest prizes in national and international competitions.
Currently manages Quintas do Casalinho directly Entre-Vineyards, Bouçó-Above, Bouçó-de-Bas, Lamelas, Uveiras, Tigém and Crasto, all with vines planted according to the latest
techniques of vine varieties and driving, and using only the regional varieties approved that gave fame and prestige to the Vinho Verde Region.

Produced wines
-Three Marias (Vinho Verde);
-Casalinho (Vinho Verde) –
Casalinho (Rosé);
-Santo Adrião (Vinho Verde);
-Romanisco (Douro) – Alexander the Great (Dan);
-Trigueira (Regional Ribatejano);
Old -gold (Regional Borders);


v26Manuel Costa e Filhos
After 25 years of existence, Manuel Costa Children and knows its third generation of entrepreneurs, who bet on do recognize youth, freshness and the flavor of a truly green brand.
The company was founded in 1989 by the hand of Manuel Costa, the result of synergy between their knowledge and their passion for wine area. With the completion of the first bottle filling, the pioneering brand arises: MinhaAdega. Acceptance and recognition of the quality of its wines require the production and trade increase.
Currently, Manuel Costa and Sons welcomes in its facilities of 7000m2, the production line, the winemaking system, the laboratory and the distribution warehouse. In this space alia 190 hectares of vineyards distributed throughout the municipalities of Resende, Cinfães, Amarante, Penafiel, Baião, Marco de Canavezes, Felgueiras, Vizela and Ponte da Barca.
In 2010, it started the export phase of its wines in Europe. A step in the international recognition of green wine.
Preserving until today its family-oriented, Manuel Costa Children and progressed over time, combining tradition, knowledge and innovation. Today, part of its goal to reach a young adult audience, identified with the fresh and fruity taste of a true green wine.

Produced wines
– Melody (Vinho Verde);
– Maria do Casal (Vinho Verde);
– Wine Figurative (Red);

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