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‘Legado’ – The legacy of Madeira Island’s most authentic flavours

​In 2020, Terreiro’s executive chefs, supported by gastronomical consultant Nuno Nobre’s research, will pay tribute to Madeiran ancestors’ wisdom by highlighting the flavourful legacy of original produce.

‘Legado’ is a project that challenges local producers to maintain the island’s traditional procedures and distinctive savoir-faire in their everyday crafts, by assuring pedagogical support. The scope is to preserve Madeira’s cuisine, a big game changer of the island’s most genuine legacy and original immaterial heritage.

Activities such as cultivating the land, harvesting the native fruits, kneading the homemade bread and leaving for the sea by dawn will reveal themselves to be several peas in one pod. Or should we say pot?

Madeiran cuisine’s legacy

The terraced slopes, the rocky beaches and the Atlantic itself, they all find its way to Terreiro’s kitchen.

Altogether, ‘Legado’ project brings you 5 dinners commented by our chefs and each meal will pay tribute to one main authentic ingredient, with several other local produces added to the stew.

05.02 | Fennel
16.10 | Fish