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Casa do Valle Grande Escolha

As I write this, I am a little bleary-eyed ... not from too much wine but from lack of sleep, after nights dining at the Vila Joya International Gourmet Festival which finishes on Sunday.

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World’s number 1 chef Joan Roca at Vila Joya

Last Sunday night was, without a shade of doubt, the most anticipated of this year’s Vila Joya International Gourmet Festival. Joan Roca is today officially the number 1 chef in the world, with...

Luxury Christmas hampers by Vila Vita

Vila Vita Parc resort near Porches has launched its own range of Christmas Hampers containing organic and homemade products from its Herdade dos Grous estate in the Alentejo.

With prices...

It’s time for the 8th Gastronomic Week in rural São Bartolomeu de Messines.

The majestic town offers the best of local dishes at eight of its popular restaurants from November 30 to...

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-...

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