Let us begin with a starter: Azeitão cheese or cockles. For the main dish, choose a fish and shellfish soup or a fillet of ‘espadarte’ swordfish, a ‘caldeirada’ fish stew or a bread and eel ‘ensopado de enguias’. Or opt for any one of the freshly grilled fish before moving onto dessert of ‘torta’ sweet rolls and a few ‘beijinhos de Azeitão’ meringues.
And naturally all such specialities come with an appropriate recommendation for one of the locally produced white or red wines or liqueurs. The Península de Setúbal/Costa Azul Wine Route takes you to wine producers from across Azeitão, Palmela and the surrounding area.
And wine tasting is put on at the Pousada de Palmela country hotel or the Casa Mãe, a former wine cellar converted by the Wine Route into the Palmela centre for tasting and reception.
Bring your visit to a close in the best possible fashion with a Setúbal Moscatel. We are certain that you will appreciate the beauty of this region just as much as our suggestions here.