Author Archives: Flavors and Senses

Il Falconiere *

There’s not much more I can say about Il Falconiere, after two memorable stays that Cíntia talked about here and here. So I’ll talk again about the starred restaurant, the reason we heard about this wonderful refuge in the first place. Silvia was born in the kitchen, in a family of restauranteurs. Her husband, Ricardo, was […]

Posted in Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Montepulciano

2018 was a great year, full of changes and also lots of success, but success comes with a lot of work, so it was also a very exhausting year! And sometimes that exhaustion doesn’t allow us to do what we like the most, in my case, traveling. We were already planning a big trip to […]

Posted in Cities | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Il Falconiere – To return to where you were happy once

ilfalconiere2018x

“For sure a place I’ll miss and to where we’ll return in the future!” Two years ago I finished my article about Il Falconiere with this phrase, and it’s how I’ll start it today! In a short trip around Tuscany, last Autumn, we decided to return to Il Falconiere in Cortona, and if the first […]

Posted in Hotels | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Locanda del Molino

A few free days are always a good excuse for a quick visit to Italy, in this case to the enchanted valleys and hills of Tuscany. I believe it’s always good to return to where you were happy, so we went back to the lovely city of Cortona to another stay at Relais Il Falconiere (see). Wishing […]

Posted in Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lausanne – what you must do in the most beautiful town in Switzerland!

Lausanne was founded by Romans next to the lake, in the I century. Later, the population would move to the hills, to be safer. Here is nowadays located the beautiful and magical Old Town (Vieille Ville). It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the country and one of the main economic and cultural areas in […]

Posted in Cities | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Monte da Ravasqueira – very unique wines from Alentejo

The Monte da Ravasqueira, very near to Arraiolos, is a project by the José de Mello family, that has been focusing for decades in developing a unique property, 3000 hectares of a rare and idyllic landscape in Alentejo. Among hills, different levels and several dams, Monte da Ravasqueira has been transforming itself throughout the years. […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ammar

“Amar e Mar” (Love and Sea) is the motto giving the name to one of the restaurants in the renewed city of Leça da Palmeira, open since 2016 by young Matilde Silva, whom after a good experience at Nova Tendinha decided to embrace a bigger and bolder project. For that she challenged Pedro Silva, one […]

Posted in Restaurants | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Metropole Genève

This past winter we discovered the elegant Switzerland, and along with it, its wonderful hotels and flawless services. After Lucerne and Lausanne, we adventured into Geneva, and here found one of the most emblematic hotels in the country, the Hotel Metropole Genève. This historic building is more than a century and a half old and its […]

Posted in Hotels | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Mugasa

There’s no denying that we’re living exciting days concerning the new Portuguese gastronomy, new chefs with new techniques and audacity, stimulating restaurants, and specialized producers. However, every time I get excited and challenged by the boldness and creativity of these chefs, I also seek to balance that side with a simpler cuisine, authentic, and above […]

Posted in Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prado

Prado was the most awaited opening in Lisbon’s gastronomy scene for a while. Since opening, in the end of 2017, it has been a case of success, where from the most gastronomic conservative to the most cosmopolite traveler, everyone surrendered to António Galapito’s cuisine. I remember meeting Galapito between the kitchen and the grill at […]

Posted in Restaurants | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment
  • FLAVORS & SENSES AWARDS

  • PARTNERS

    Seeing the World with

    Travelling with

    In the Company of




  • Meta