Insight Pocket Guide Madeira (Insight Pocket Guides) by Guides Insight

Insight Pocket Guide Madeira (Insight Pocket Guides) by Guides Insight

Author:Guides, Insight [Guides, Insight]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: APA
Published: 2017-04-01T04:00:00+00:00

Bring a bird of paradise home


Food and drink

Madeira cake and wine are extremely long-lasting, so you can safely bring some back home. Genuine Madeira cake, bolo de mel (honey cake), sold in many different sizes, is very different from what you get at home; it is a delicious, dark, heavy cake, similar to gingerbread. Despite its name, it is made from molasses, not honey. It lasts for up to a year and goes very well with a dry Madeira wine. You will also find plentiful supplies of traditional biscuits, honey, jams and marmalades.

Most visitors take home a bottle or two of Madeira wine (for more information, click here ). Connoisseurs with money to burn hunt down vintage bottles – you can still turn up rare bottles like a 1795 Barbeito Terrantez or 1900 Malavasia Solera (Henriques & Henriques).

Other alcoholic drinks that you might want to take home include branquinha (aguardente with a stick of sugar cane in the bottle), or a local liqueur such as licor de maracujá (passionfruit) or ginja (cherry liqueur).


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