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Siopa Chocolatier – Sweet & Savory Gourmet Chocolate in Cascais

Siopa Chocolatier – Sweet & Savory Gourmet Chocolate in Cascais

By | February 20, 2015 at 9:49 am | No comments

Creative chefs using unique ingredients in extraordinary ways get our attention every time. OK, chocolate also really piques our interest. So imagine our excitement when learning about the sweet and savory chocolate delicacies of Chef Francisco Siopa. His Siopa Chocolatier,...

Posted in: Day Life, Lisbon

By the Wine – José Maria da Fonseca Tasting Room in Lisbon

By the Wine – José Maria da Fonseca Tasting Room in Lisbon

By | January 14, 2015 at 11:42 am | No comments

A new spot in the trendy Chiado neighborhood of Lisbon is an ideal place to meet friends, relax after a day of shopping, and try some delicious wines made in Portugal. By the Wine is the first “flagship store” of famed Portuguese vintner José Maria da Fonseca. Wines by the...

Posted in: Day Life, Lisbon

Nutelleria in Leiria

Nutelleria in Leiria

By | December 28, 2014 at 7:03 am | No comments

Go nuts for Nutella in Leiria! Portugal’s first “nutelleria,” a sweet shop devoted to the chocolate-y, hazelnut-y goodness of Nutella is open on Largo Paio Guterres in the historic city center. Crowds are lining up for churros, waffles, crepes and croissants….all...

Posted in: Day Life, Portugal Centro

Mercado Bom Sucesso – Fresh Market & Gourmet Cuisine, Porto

Mercado Bom Sucesso – Fresh Market & Gourmet Cuisine, Porto

By | November 12, 2014 at 8:22 am | No comments

Have some spare time and hungry in Porto? Get over to Mercado Bom Sucesso for a large assortment of food products, prepared cuisines, cooking workshops, and a glass of Portuguese wine. These tasty treats are served under a beautifully renovated mid-century modern building with...

Posted in: Day Life, Porto

Herdade dos Grous – Take Part in the Grape Harvest

Herdade dos Grous – Take Part in the Grape Harvest

By | August 10, 2014 at 8:42 pm | No comments

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or someone who enjoys the thrill of new experiences, you’ll be delighted to participate in the grape harvest Monday through Friday in September at Herdade dos Grous in Alentejo. Besides being a luxury country hotel, Herdade dos Grous is also...

Posted in: Alentejo, Day Life

FIESA 2014 – Festival of Sand Sculpture in Algarve

FIESA 2014 – Festival of Sand Sculpture in Algarve

By | May 21, 2014 at 9:12 am | No comments

The super-fun and always-popular FIESA - International Festival of Sand Sculptures returns to Pêra in the central Algarve for another fabulous summer season. 40 thousand tons of sand is sculpted into iconic legends and humorous characters, sitting under the summer sun, as well...

Posted in: Algarve, Day Life