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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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Ametsa – With Arzak Instruction

With Nahm leaving an empty space in COMO The Halkin, after they moved to Bangkok (see), the Ametsa was born in 2013, more precisely the Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, a not so happy name for the first adventure of Juan Mari Arzak and his daughter Elena outside the Basque Country and his magical Arzak (***Michelin). About the parchment of its creators […]

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Metamorfosi

Rome is a classic city, monumental and historic, where despite the bustle of being kind of a touristic themed park, its people keep the past well present, as well as the respect for tradition and still look at change and modernity with severity, namely in terms of gastronomy. It’s a city where it’s easy to […]

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Il Buco

 Located in the basement of a former monastery and over one of the main doors of Sorrento, Il Buco was born in 1997, considered by many the best restaurant in town, conquering its 1st Michelin star in 2003, keeping it with conviction till today. Giuseppe Aversa – Peppe to friends – focused his entire cuisine in […]

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Don Alfonso 1890

There are destinations and trips we dream about for a lifetime and fortunately, there are those starting to turn true. Amalfi was one of those dreams, not only for the luxurious environment of cities like Ravello and Positano, but for the unique scenario designed by nature, or for the famous road, sculpted by men. For […]

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IL Falconiere

Cíntia pretty much summed up everything about the wonderful hotel that served as our refuge in a short trip to Cortona in her last article (see). So now we’ll be talking about this classic Relais & Chateaux starred restaurant. When Silvia, born in a family of restauranteurs and a trained cook, decided alongside her husband Ricardo […]

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IL Falconiere

People say you shouldn’t go back to where you were happy… but I’m totally against that, I love to go back and be happy all over again, usually even more! And that’s what took us back to Italy, and Tuscany. This time to get to know Cortona, a beautiful Etruscan city and the charming Il […]

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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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