Sunday, 27 May 2012






Sting, Buena Vista Social Club feat. Omara Portuando, Al Jarreau, Liz Wright and Raul Midón, Pablo Alborán feat Carminho and Pat Metheny Unity Band...quite a line-up!




Saturday, 26 May 2012

4 Lisbon Restaurants Not to Miss

New York Times


4 Lisbon Restaurants Not to Miss

by Frank Bruni

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IF I say that I saw the future of Portuguese cooking in a martini glass, you might conclude that I was having drunken visions.
Not at the meal and moment in question: when a server at the chef José Avillez’s brilliant restaurant Belcanto, in Lisbon, set the second in a series of amuse bouches before me...




How I Fell for Lisbon

New York Times


How I Fell for Lisbon 

by FRANK BRUNI, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times,who was the restaurant critic of The Times from June 2004 to August 2009.


Joao Pedro Marnoto for The New York Times


WE meet the places we wind up loving much the way we meet the people we fall for: on purpose and accidentally; at precisely the right moment and exactly the wrong time; in the highest of spirits and the lowest of moods.











Tuesday, 22 May 2012

PORTUGUESE PRIDE: GRANADEIRO WINES, AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD


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Henrique Granadeiro is a successful businessman who was born and raised in the southern Portuguese province of Alentejo. Although his professional life took him to Lisbon, he has always felt a strong bond with the region of his birth.  He sat on the Board of the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation, producer of some of the Alentejo’s finest wines, and played a role in the creation of iconic brands “Cartuxa” and “Pêra Manca”.
In 2001 he decided to pursue his passion for wine by  launching a project in Reguengos, in the heart of Alentejo and not far from his birthplace. Since then he has poured his knowledge and passion into creating the wines that bear his name. 


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TopWines MundusVini 2011


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Unprecedent Initiative from May 25 to June 02
The main 5 star hotels in the Algarve gather once more to promote the region with another edition of the unprecedented initiative, the Algarve CHEFS Week, which will be held from the 25th of May to the June 02.
Chefs Stephan Kuehlwetter, Jan Stechemesser, Hugo Rodrigues dos Santos, Fernando Fonseca, Fabien Martinez, Ricardo Ferreira and Chef Brüno shall be the stars of this initiative during which they will present, individually and at the restaurant of each of their hotels, a menu that will feature their creativity and skills with a menu inspired in the Algarve. They will also be hosting this event by receiving and accompanying the customers during the whole week at the respective restaurants.




Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Announcement of Vila Joya as 45th best restaurant in the World

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Announcement of Vila Joya as 45th best restaurant in the World by  Mark Durden-Smith .



All credits to Miguel Pires for the vid and http://mesamarcada.blogs.sapo.pt