Dining

Cantinho do Avillez Porto – Portuguese Cuisine of José Avillez in the North

Cantinho do Avillez Porto – Portuguese Cuisine of José Avillez in the North

By | September 9, 2014 at 9:47 am | No comments

Fans of José Avillez in northern Portugal have very good reason to celebrate! The superstar chef, with no less than five restaurants in the trendy Chiado neighborhood of Lisbon, has opened his first location in Porto. Cantinho do Avillez-Porto, at Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 166,...

Posted in: Dining, Porto

Restaurante Bastardo – Breaking the Rules at Internacional Design Hotel, Lisbon

Restaurante Bastardo – Breaking the Rules at Internacional Design Hotel, Lisbon

By | September 3, 2014 at 11:41 am | No comments

“Restaurante Bastardo (“Restaurant Bastard”) is the illegitimate son of Portuguese cuisine!” (Their words, not ours! A clever and intriguing promotional statement, to say the least.) This restaurant at the Internacional Design Hotel in Lisbon promises to “break the...

Posted in: Dining, Lisbon

Bistro Edelweiss – Swiss Cuisine, Retro Chalet Chic in Lisbon

Bistro Edelweiss – Swiss Cuisine, Retro Chalet Chic in Lisbon

By | August 18, 2014 at 3:42 pm | No comments

Thinking that cataplana, bacalhau and açorda are not what you want tonight? How about some späztle, rosti and bratwurst? A fresh breath of Alpine air wafts over the calçada streets of the Príncipe Real neighborhood of Lisbon, offering a unique dining experience. It’s...

Posted in: Dining, Lisbon

Quarenta e 4 Vilamoura – Casual, Contemporary & Cool Cuisine

Quarenta e 4 Vilamoura – Casual, Contemporary & Cool Cuisine

By | August 5, 2014 at 1:39 pm | No comments

Quarenta e 4 is exactly what Vilamoura needs. Light Mediterranean cuisine, complemented by a fresh sushi menu. Beautiful landscaped terrace for alfresco dining. Young, hip, attractive staff. Cool, sophisticated urban design. And, far enough away from the over-crowded marina to...

Posted in: Algarve, Dining

Casa de Chá da Boa Nova – Álvaro Siza & Rui Paula Create an Instant Classic

Casa de Chá da Boa Nova – Álvaro Siza & Rui Paula Create an Instant Classic

By | July 22, 2014 at 2:55 pm | No comments

Two titans of their respective industries join together to create what is sure to be an instant classic in the world of Portuguese cuisine. Pritzker prize-winning architect Álvaro Siza Vieira is responsible for design, and superstar celebrity chef Rui Paula crafts the menu. The...

Posted in: Dining, Porto

L’And Vineyards Restaurant in Alentejo – Michelin Star Cuisine of Miguel Laffan

L’And Vineyards Restaurant in Alentejo – Michelin Star Cuisine of Miguel Laffan

By | June 11, 2014 at 10:54 am | No comments

Madeira has one. Porto has two and Lisbon, four. The Algarve boasts six in total. We’re talking about Michelin stars, the internationally-respected rating system designating the very best in fine dining. Yet, the newest star in Portugal’s gourmet universe can be found on the...

Posted in: Alentejo, Dining