The sister cities are engaging in a friendly food fight to see which spot has the best egg tart.
By Globe Correspondent
They’re sister cities known for their Portuguese culture and food — and now they’re engaging in some friendly sibling rivalry to see which has the best tart.
Starting Feb. 1, it’s Fall River vs. New Bedford in a friendly “Pastéis de Nata Throw-down.”
In a collaborative effort to increase tourism and help restaurants during a typically slow month, New Bedford Food Tours, Destination New Bedford, and Viva Fall River are cohosting the monthlong culinary contest.
For the uninitiated, a pastel de nata is a traditional Portuguese egg custard — a ring of flaky pastry filled with a bright yellow custard, often a bit caramelized on top, sometimes topped with cinnamon. The name means “cream pastry” in Portuguese.
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