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20 Years of Cafeína: Pedro Bastos and Esporão

 Vasco Mourão and his Cafeína don’t need introductions, it has been one of the great restaurants of success in Porto for 20 years now, being consensual among the usual guests, tourists and celebrities, or the most demanding oenophiles and gastronomes. And are precisely those 20 years that Cafeína proposes to celebrate in a unique way: […]

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#Port Wine Day: Ramos Pinto & Cafeína

The celebration of Port Wine with the title of #PortWineDay took us, on the past September 10th (date when, in 1756, Marquês de Pombal created the oldest demarcated region in the world, Douro), to one of the wine dinners that were happening almost everywhere in the city, in the company of Ramos Pinto and of […]

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Flavors & Senses – The Best for 2015: The Ceremony

On the past June 9th, we delivered our Blog’s awards for the second time, not in the middle of the street like last year, but at our favorite Wine Bar, PROVA, located in the Ferreira Borges Street, right next to the famous market. This year we had the sponsorship of Riedel, through Portfolio, which allowed […]

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Flavors & Senses – The Best for 2015: Winners

This year our Top was renewed once again, with the inclusion of Two New categories, OUT OF DOORS RESTAURANT and WINE SERVICE, and also with the inclusion of 5 nominees in each category, because we intend to show there’s not only one restaurant or only one name worthy of highlight, but several and each one […]

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Blacklane – Istanbul

 As I said before in the article about Paris, our blog and the BLACKLANE service became partners, a luxury transportation company founded in 2011, which nowadays is spread over more than 130 cities all over the world and that excels in the usability (simply using the App in a mobile device) and in the quality of the service. During our […]

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Video of the Week #4

Truffle Hunters Truffle Season has arrived, and with it the craziness of dealers and best restaurants in the search for most valuable ingredient in the World. From the expensive black Truffles of Périgord (France) or the even more pricey White one’s from Alba (Italy), truffles exist a little bit all over the world with better or worst quality. […]

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Video of the week #3

There is no doubt that MAD Symposium (event organized by René Redzepi of Noma) is one of the most attended and inspiring gastronomic events in the world nowadays. His relaxed feeling, the informal ambiance and the TED style presentations about food, make the tickets sell out quickly and take all the gastronomic pearls to Copenhagen. […]

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Video of the Week #2

With the arrival of the Asian Luxury Hotels to Paris, like Shangri-la, Mandarim Oriental or the most recent The Peninsula, the historic Parisian hotels are making great renovations in order to keep and stimulate their costumers. One of those classic Hotels is Plaza Athénée in the high fashion Av. Montaigne, this hotel was were the […]

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Video of the Week #1

Chefs, restaurants and restaurateurs are using video as a way to promote their work. In a more or less creative way ( normally the level of creativeness is related to their creativity in the Kitchen), with more or less originality, there are videos arriving every day, calling for our senses and taking the FoodPorn to […]

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The Master Tips for a great Service

There are those who say that in a restaurant with good service we can forgive some mistakes in the food, however when the service is bad, we rarely forgive and we tend to judge the food by the service. Nowadays, in the Era of Chefs, modern decorations and different atmospheres, service is just one more […]

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