Category Archives: Events

The Presidential: In Douro with history, luxury and gastronomy

A sunny and warm morning in Porto was the preview of a nice trip to Douro, but not just any visit, a trip in a historic train, once used by kings, dictators, and presidents, now baptized as The Presidential. While hundreds of tourists were enchanted by the tiles of the extremely beautiful São Bento Railway […]

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The Rota das Estrelas: Casa de Chá da Boa Nova

 Some articles sin for being late, but at a month from the 2018 stars revelation, and since this year everything is very quiet as to the names that get or maintain stars (go figure the media phenomena), we are in a good time to speak of those who usually shine the most: the chefs! And […]

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Rustichella d’Abruzzo at Antiqvvm’s table

Since its opening, Antiqvvm, has been the stage to a wide range of themed dinners, where Vitor Matos chooses an ingredient or invites another chef with whom he shares his kitchen. One of the last events combined both, joining the mastery of William Zonfa – a Michelin Star at Magione Papale in Abruzzo – and the excellent products from Rustichella d’Abruzzo. Vitor […]

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Quinta do Vesuvio 2014 and Pedro Lemos

Launching a new harvest is always motive to party and celebrate, time for tastings and presentations, hustle and anxiety. But also time to enjoy, even more when it’s about a great wine, of inescapable name and of course, of a producer like Symington. Symington is one of those companies in which no detail is left […]

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Vinum “IV Jornadas do Boi de Trás-os-Montes”

Another edition of Vinum’s gastronomical event, the restaurant of Graham’s Port Lodge operated in parternship between Symington and the Basque group Sagardi. An event that respects the best Basque tradition, consisting in the celebration and presentation of a unique meat, old ox meat (over 13 years old, and more than 1300 kg). If last year (see) the surprise […]

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Chryseia 2014 and the creativity of Hans Neuner

On the past July the 6th, at Ocean (** Michelin), the restaurant of Vila Vita Park Hotel, Prats & Symington – a joint venture between the Symington family and the famous producer of Bordeaux, Bruno Prats – presented, for the 13th time, its classic Chryseia, one of the most prestigious names of Douro, born in 2000 […]

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A dinner, 3 Geniuses and a plentiful table

The classic Demijohn from Niepoort It’s always nice to receive invitations and realize the work you do is somehow important to people, but there are several types of invitations, some don’t make any sense, some we don’t like, others we are forced to decline due to unavailability, and others are special, invitations without press releases, […]

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Flavors & Senses – The best for 2016: The Ceremony

 For the 3rd time we delivered the Blog awards, on the past June 6th, in the impressive event room at the Real Companhia Velha, which responded positively to the bold proposal of joining us to another edition of “The best for…”. Allowing us to jump up our organization quality, increase the guest list, always with a party […]

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Vinum “III Jornadas do Boi de Trás-os-Montes”

Another year, another edition of Vinum’s gastronomic “festival”, the restaurant of Graham’s Port Lodge, a partnership with the Basque group Sagardi that brings to its guests the Festival of Trás-os-Montes Ox. An event consisting on the celebration (forgive me the vegans and vegetarians, but I think celebration is the proper word) and the presentation of a […]

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Feira do Douro 2015

 DouroBoys On the past weekend, September 19th and 20th, took place the 1st Edition of Feira do Douro (a regional fair), an event of wine and gastronomy, held by the DouroBoys, in order to use the famous wines of these producers (Niepoort, Quinta Vale D. Maria, Quinta do Vallado, Quinta do Vale Meão and Quinta […]

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