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Parsnip, pastries & other delights

Edition 58 — 20.06.2022 • 03.07.2022
Casa das Muralhas

The city of Covilhã offers its visitors truly unique gastronomic delights, deeply rooted in the historical past of the once factory-city. A major example is the Covilhã pastry, a very popular speciality among the communities of wool factory workers. Covilhã is also known as the parsnip capital. Parsnip is a root vegetable that looks like a carrot, but has the colour of a turnip. Its unique flavour is actually of mix of them, yet sweeter. These and other delicacies at the enchanting mountain city of Covilhã !

Taberna A Laranjinha

Located at the heart of the historical centre of the charming mountain city of Covilhã, A Laranjinha is a cosy tavern where you can try an endless selection of the most authentic"petiscos", paying homage to the gastronomic richness of Serra da Estrela region.

Housed in a typical granite house, A Laranjinha will strike you with its welcoming ambiance. A place that feels like home with several decor elements that evoke the importance of tradition and cultural memory.

The list of specialities is full of surprising flavours: smoked sausage "bonbons" with apple and curry sauce; chestnuts, mushrooms, old cheese and smoked ham; confit pork cheeks with chestnuts, sweet potatoes and parsnip; typical Covilhã puff stuffed with meat and covered in vinegar; wild boar cooked in an iron pot; roasted pork sandwich with parsnip and Serra da Estrela cheese; codfish carpaccio; tuna ceviche; cold tomato soup and parsnip Napoleon, an irresistible sweet puff pastry!

Heavenly flavours at the heart of Covilhã!

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Paço 100 Pressa

Located at the heart of the historical centre of Covilhã, Paço 100 Pressa is a charming restaurant, as well as boutique bed & breakfast, housed in a historical building that dates back to 1911.

The fine dining restaurant serves absolutely mouth-watering specialities, based on the freshest local products. Paço 100 Pressa provides its guests a welcoming atmosphere of sheer elegance and peacefulness.

Street art lovers will be delighted with the artistic interventions of Telmo Guerra, Luís Geraldes and Pedro Leitão, carried out in this magical spot of Covilhã!

A place to enjoy with no hurries.

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Casa das Muralhas

Casa das Muralhas is a boutique guest house, housed in a century-old building, offering a breath-taking view over Serra da Estrela, the city of Covilhã and the remains of the wall of the old city castle.

This boutique guest house opened its doors in 2018, providing its visitors a memorable experience. The Bistro Bar serves absolutely irresistible specialities, such as: puff pastry with Serra da Estrela cheese and honey, tartar steak, octopus with sweet potato puree, parsnip cake with chocolate ganache or apple crumble with vanilla ice cream.

A must-see spot of the charming mountain city of Covilhã!

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Covilhã Country Club - DAbeira Country & Lounge Restaurant

Located in the welcoming inland city of Covilhã, at the heart of Serra da Estrela, DaBeira Country & Lounge Bar Restaurant is a place that pays tribute to the timeless flavours of regional cuisine and to the excellence of Beira Interior wines.

This restaurant is housed in a leisure complex that includes 4 tennis courts, 2 squash courts and an outdoor swimming pool with lavish gardens. Covilhã Country Club – DAbeira Country & Lounge offers the excellence of local gastronomy through a very happy mix of fusion cuisine and a wine selection with more than 50 wines of Beira Interior wine region. The wine list of the restaurant is exclusively dedicated to Beira Interior wine region.

The area of Beira Interior wines comprises over 16 thousand hectares of vineyards, as well as great variety of vine varieties, namely the white vine varieties: Síria, Arinto and Fonte Cal and the red vine varieties: Tinta Roriz, Rufete, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira and Jaen.

A place to unplug from the world and to enjoy the endless pleasures of the table!

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