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“Leitão à Bairrada” - One of the 7 Wonders of Gastronomy in Portugal

Atualizado: 9 de dez. de 2020

There are meals that give us real pleasure... Because the food is well done... Because the service is attentive and efficient... Because the wine is served at the right temperature and goes well with your food partner...

Roasted suckling piglet “Bairrada Style” is one of those most well-known and appreciated regional dishes in Portugal, having been named one of the 7 Wonders of Gastronomy in Portugal.

It is a fact that since the 17th century, pig breeding has become a surplus in the Bairrada Region and this fact has been a major boost that has led to its commercialization. But be wary as there are a series of measures to be to be undertaken so that it may be certified as a true DOC, such as every half hour, removing the piglet from the oven and wipe the excess fat with a cloth on the skin... This is called “constipar o leitão <sweating the piglet>”... When removing the piglet and cleaning it, it undergoes a cold shock, which will lead to the roast having a hard and crispy skin.

It is served very hot decorated with orange wheels and accompanied with extra-thinly sliced potatoe fries and lettuce.

A sparkling “Aragonez”, is an ode to the pleasure of enjoying happy wines... a true wine from Bairrada using only Aragonez grapes... To taste it, is to love it making it indispensable at your table accompanying the Piglet!!!

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