The newly-promoted side Wolverhampton Wanderers is having a great start to their 2018-19 Premier League season and are currently lying in the 9th place on the points table. Stars like Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota, Joao Moutinho and Rui Patrício have been instrumental in keeping the Nuno Espirito Santo’s coached side on the top half of the table.
The Portuguese contingent has been putting brilliant performance on-field, which is partially thanks to the food they eat in England. Ever wondered what these foreign players eat? You will be surprised to know they eat THE FRANCESINHA – Portugal’s answer to the French Croque Monsieur, that contains a whopping 1,800 calories.
The dish based on the French Croque Monsieur which has a slice of bread, a layer of ham, then Portuguese cheese melted, then a layer of Chorizo, then Portuguese hot-dog sausage, topped by a steak.
A classic francesinha meal would include the sandwich, surrounded on a bed of chips doused in the famous sauce, and complemented with a fino, literally meaning thin or fine. It was invented in the 1960s in the region of Alentejo by Daniel da Silva, a returned emigrant from France and Belgium moved to Porto, where the Francesinha became a very popular dish and is associated with the city.
Wolves players have been visiting Portuguese cafe Aromas de Portugal in Wolverhampton which is owned by Monica Lopes to get their food fix.