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Filipa Pato Baga & Touriga Nacional

Bairrada winemaker Filipa Pato is well known for her “ensaios” (experiments), breaking the mould with different blends. As I’ve said in this column in the past, I’m a great fan of her wines and...

Portuguese birds uncovered

Rest assured ladies, I am talking here of chickens of course! A good roast chicken dinner is one of life’s great pleasures but the quality of mass-produced “battery” chickens, even here in...

The Algarve Wine Society started the new year with a new style of tasting at the Leiken pop-up kitchen, situated on the EN125 near Quatro Estradas, Almancil.

Fine Dining in Style has...

Portugal in paddy-field predicament

Despite being Europe’s number one rice-eating country, Portugal has still managed to get itself into a paddy-field of a predicament. The country where almost every traditional dish comes with rice...

Ovibeja to hold fourth olive oil contest

Organisers of the traditional agricultural fair 'Ovibeja', held annually in Beja, are already hard at work on plans for their next event, due to take place between April 30 and May 4.

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It always brings a smile to my face when I see a good business idea that has been well-executed bear fruit. Opening a new bar or restaurant these days in a place like Carvoeiro takes courage; what...

The January lunch of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs took place in the surroundings of the somewhat controversial Longevity Resort in Monchique. Although business at the resort could hardly be...

Quinta de Chocapalha

Chardonnay 2011

The Lisbon wine producing region, to the north of the capital, as I have said in this column more than once before, is one of the most exciting in the country these days....

Sticky toffee pudding

Talk about going out in style. This was my last pudding before starting a New Year health regime and not being much use myself when it comes to baking, or puddings in general for that matter, I...

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