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2015 Michelin Star Restaurants in Portugal

2015 Michelin Star Restaurants in Portugal

By | November 19, 2014 at 11:13 pm | No comments

And the Michelin stars just keep on coming!  For 2015, the Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal has added two new restaurants in Portugal to the distinguished list of gastronomic excellence, and elevated another to two-star status. In total 17 stars on 14 chefs are spread...

Posted in: Alentejo, Algarve, Central, Dining, Lisbon, Madeira, Porto

Mesa de Lemos, Cuisine of Diogo Rocha at Quinta de Lemos, near Viseu

Mesa de Lemos, Cuisine of Diogo Rocha at Quinta de Lemos, near Viseu

By | May 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm | No comments

Wine connoisseurs are familiar with Quinta de Lemos, near Viseu, for the fine regional Dão wines produced at the facility. Architecture fans appreciate the award-winning contemporary structure designed by Carvalho Araújo which is home to a fabulous guesthouse. And now, foodies...

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Quinta São Luiz – Elegant Dining near Coimbra

Quinta São Luiz – Elegant Dining near Coimbra

By | July 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm | No comments

Some of the best life experiences happen in some of the unlikeliest of places. This is most certainly true of discovering fabulous restaurants off the beaten path. Recently, we visited a remarkable restaurant just a 15-minute drive west of Coimbra in central Portugal. It’s...

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O Bairro – Modern Neighborhood Cuisine in Aveiro

O Bairro – Modern Neighborhood Cuisine in Aveiro

By | January 2, 2013 at 3:50 pm | No comments

One of the hottest new restaurants in Portugal is a small little neighborhood spot in Aveiro. It’s called O Bairro. (In fact, “o bairro” is Portuguese for “the neighborhood.”) Sitting on a street corner, across the walk from the city fish market, this quaint little...

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Casa Arouquesa – Mouth-Watering Beef in Viseu

Casa Arouquesa – Mouth-Watering Beef in Viseu

By | April 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm | No comments

Guests at Casa Arouquesa travel from around the region and the country to enjoy the renowned mouth-watering beef and traditional Portuguese cuisine. In fact, many of Portugal’s top chefs consider this one of their favorite restaurants. And, if you check the Casa Arouquesa...

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