Quinta de Ventozelo hosted the IV Edition of “Tomate Coração de Boi do Douro” Contest.
Tomato quality marks blind taste of the fruit
The IV Edition of “Tomate Coração de Boi do Douro” Contest confirmed that Douro region has outstanding conditions to the production of this fruit. Tomato Party continued until the end of the month in some restaurants.
Quinta do Romeu located in Superior Douro won IV Edition of “Tomate Coração de Boi do Douro” contest that happened at August 23 in Quinta do Ventozelo. Quinta de Santa Comba and Quinta da Boavista won the second and the third prize, respectively.
This event joined the tomato Coração de Boi of 25 productors of the region. The jury was composed by: Miguel Castro Silva, Leopoldo Garcia Calhau and André Magalhães (chefs), José Augusto Moreira (gastronomy and wines journalist) the Luís Soares Duarte (winemaker), Francisco Pavão (olive oil producer) and Jorge Raiado (salt producer). The jury had to classify this fruit according with aroma, taste, texture and harmony.
Jury of IV Edition of “Tomate Coração de Boi do Douro” Contest
At the end all the jury elements agreed that the tomato tasted was of excellent quality. “It was the best contest year” said Francisco Pavão the president of the jury. This initiative aimed to value the tomato Coração de Boi of Douro region also includes the Tomato Party which occurred until the end of August is some region restaurants: DOC (Folgosa), restaurant Pickles (Hotel Six Senses Douro Valley, Lamego), Cais da Villa (Vila Real), Chaxoila (Vila Real), Cozinha da Clara (Quinta de La Rosa, Pinhão), Toca da Raposa (Ervedosa do Douro), Cais da Ferradosa (São João da Pesqueira), Flor de Sal (Mirandela), Cêpa Torta (Alijó) and Aneto & Table (Peso da Régua). In all it was possible to taste the tomato in salads or in special dishes created to this occasion.
More information’s in the event Facebook page