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It was a success last year – bringing residents and tourists flocking to local restaurants – and now it will be back in September, with some new tricks up its sleeve.

Portimão’s Rota do...

Well-known German Chef Heinz Beck celebrated 20 years of success running his three Michelin-starred restaurant La Pergola in Rome with a special dinner on Monday at the Conrad Algarve in Quinta do...

Casal Figueira - António 2012

The story of this small producer seems to have passed me by and I only discovered the wine of Casal Figueira last week. This is not something you will find in the supermarkets but only in...

Breakfast Stuffed Croissant

Everybody talks about the “healthy” breakfast option, and if that is what you are after, better you turn the page now than read about my new favourite breakfast! Healthy it is not, tasty and...

It disappeared in the name of progress in the 70s, but now local man Hélder Bailote has single-handedly revived one of Albufeira’s much-loved treasures. The “House of Shells” used to stand on the...

Cortes de Cima - Sauvignon Blanc 2013

When I first tried this Sauvignon Blanc from the Cortes de Cima I was a little disappointed. It was the 2011 vintage, the first Sauvignon Blanc varietal they produced, and although a fair quality...

congee

Last week I ended up having lunch at one of my favourite restaurants in Portugal – the Mandarin at Estoril Casino. I’ve mentioned it here before more than once, as it is, in the opinion of anyone...

The fish counter is now open at Apolónia’s Galé supermarket and when I was there on Saturday some lovely fresh mackerel caught my eye.

Mackerel really is an underrated fish but one that...

Chefs charity dinner at Suites Alba

Raising money for the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs’ gastronomy school in Évora is behind the ‘Three chefs for a better future’ charity dinner, scheduled for June 9 at the Morgadinho restaurant of the...

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