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Holiday Inn Algarve in Armação de Pêra is again treating its guests to after-dinner entertainment in the Raj Indian Restaurant.

On Wednesday, December 11 and Thursday, December 12, the...

Top chefs check out Algarve caviar

Top chefs from some of the country’s best restaurants have given the enterprising ‘Caviar Portugal’ project a resounding thumbs-up – guaranteeing a place on gourmet menus for the region’s newest...

Wednesday night's dinner, at the hands of one of Germany's most respected 3-star Michelin chefs, did not quite go to plan. When chef Koschina made his usual speech, he told us how they had been...

International Gourmet Festival

I feel a little like Mickey Mouse in the Sorcerer's Apprentice today, having stepped into the rather large shoes of Patrick Stuart last night to report on the Vila Joya festival. Patrick was...

Octopus carpaccio

Over previous years at the Vila Joya festival, some of the best menus I have eaten have been cooked by the guest chefs from Holland, amongst them the menu presented by Jacob Jan Boerma of the 2-...

The Algarve’s Chef Micael Valentim (right) will be joining Chef Vasco Lello (left) at the Flores do Bairro restaurant in the Bairro Alto Hotel in Lisbon for a special dinner on November 16 at 9pm...

Chefs Koschina and Joan Roca

Last night was, without a shade of doubt, the most anticipated of the festival. Joan Roca is today officially the number 1 chef in the world, with the El Celler de Can Roca restaurant in Girona,...

Deep fried moss, reindeer penis and zero carbs

Day three of the festival saw Swedish chef Björn Frantzén and his team in the kitchen at Vila Joya. Having spoken to them the previous...

It wasn't so long ago that Portugal only had one Michelin-starred restaurant outside of the Algarve, but today there are three 1-star restaurants in northern Portugal, two in the Lisbon region and...

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