We're in the very beginning phases of planning a trip to Lisbon and Galicia. We've switched out plan around a bunch of times (it started as a Basque country road trip, then moved to Seville, and now we're thinking Lisbon, Santiago and points in between). It will probably be 11-14 days in March and/or April.
We LOVE to eat! (of course! That's why I post on Chowhound!) and want to get the best feel for the true cuisines, flavors, textures and colors of the region. We've never traveled in Portugal or Spain (I was in Madrid for 1 day for work about 10 years ago) and want to sample a mix of local, down-to-earth cooking, with maybe a finer experience mixed in here and there plus, since we'll probably rent a car for the second half of the trip, we want to find some out of the way towns with special food things in them.
(Also, my wife is a food blogger and writer and I am a writer of outrageously long CH trip reports, linked from my profile, so we will definitely be reporting back on all our experiences!)