Porto to Amares

Our hotel in Porto was right on the river. It consisted of two buildings, a palace and a factory built by one of the former owners of the palace. Of course they are completely renovated now.

The palace
The view from our room

Since we were staying in Porto it seemed appropriate to visit one of the many Port wine cellars near where we were staying. The hotel made us a reservation at Graham’s Port Wine Cellar. It was only a few miles from the hotel but finding it turned out to be a bit of an adventure. Eventually we made it and enjoyed a tour and tasting.

Vats for port wine
Aging port wine
Port pairings

Duke is not really a fan of port. It is not my favorite either but I thought these ports were wonderful.

From Porto we drove north to the Pausada Mosteiro de Amores. It is a hotel in a wonderful old Monestary.

Pausada Mosteiro de Amares

We played bridge.

Bridge by the fire.

Then we had dinner in the Pausada restaurant.

Sea Bass
Pork, potatoes, and chestnuts