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It is described as Portugal’s “most anticipated biennial gastronomic event” and will bring dozens of award-winning chefs, winemakers and gourmet producers to Vila Vita Parc in Porches between May...

For three weeks in three months, 16 restaurants in Portimão will be serving some of their most delicious fish dishes as part of a brand new gastronomic event entitled ‘Portimão à Mesa’ (Portimão...

The small town of Azeitão, located at the foot of the Arrábida hills near Setúbal, is just a short detour off the Lisbon/Algarve motorway, a well-trodden path on Portugal’s wine route.

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The sun was out to greet nearly 60 members and friends of the Algarve Wine Society when they met for their first tasting of 2017. The setting was Restaurant O Alagoas in Santa Bárbara de Nêxe, the...

As many as 30,000 chocolate-lovers and sweet-toothed enthusiasts are expected at this year’s ‘Chocolate em Lisboa’ festival, held at Campo Pequeno between Thursday, February 9 and Sunday, February...

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Earlier this month I made a visit to one of the Portuguese wineries that has most captured my interest over the last year or so. Last year I wrote about the wines of...

Three Italian friends have discovered that the Algarve just can’t get enough of their homegrown ‘cardoncellos’– an Italian variety of the ‘king oyster mushroom’.

Grown in Ferragudo, the...

Tasting delicious sausages made ‘country-style’ or enjoying an evening of Fado are two highlights of Querença’s ‘Festa das Chouriças’ (Smoked Sausage Festival), taking place this Saturday and...

Regular readers of this column may recall an article I wrote in early December about a vertical tasting I attended of Luís Pato wines made from the Baga grape. Aged Baga has become something of a...

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