A pilgrim’s life is simple – walk, food, lodging. And that sums up today.
It just so happens that the walking took us first of all to the wine caves and some port sampling 😉 (When in Rome……and when in Porto it would be culturally churlish to bypass an establishment that has been in existence since the 1500s)
We sampled a Portuguese specialty for lunch. Francesinha could be described as a toasted sandwich on steroids, but that really would be doing it a great disservice. It is true, you do start with two thickly sliced pieces of substantial sourdough bread. Between them you layer slices of ham and salami and sausage and a pork cutlet. On top of the sandwich go many slices of a rich cheese which all end up melted together. Just in case this is not rich enough on its own, it is served swimming in a rich creamy tomato sauce!
After struggling our way through this delight, we thought we’d never eat again. But after a few kilometers of walking we refreshed ourselves with this: