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Restaurant Brasão – Felgueiras

We often hear that tradition is not what it used to be, that this or that place has changed, or about the good old days. Unfortunately, this is true most of the times, but every now and then, some places change for the better, recreating themselves, and simply continue to satisfy and surprise us. A […]

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Quinta de La Rosa

When the world was created, Douro was one of the chosen places to represent perfection! And I get more certain of that each time I return! This time we came to get to know Quinta de La Rosa, located very near the center of Pinhão. This Quinta, very familiar, was offered as a Christening present to […]

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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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Ferrugem

Ferrugem is a name that everyone, more or less interested in the national gastronomy scene, as heard of, but few have had the boldness and satisfaction of visiting and experiencing it. We are people of convenience and do miles of highway to visit a restaurant is not yet part  of the usual guides of the […]

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Six Senses Douro Valley

Surrounded by terraced vineyards, with Douro at its feet, arises Six Senses Douro Valley, one of the most idyllic and memorable hotels in Portugal. Everything with the Six Senses brand is synonym of unpaired luxury and beauty, and along with the natural environment of Douro, we know this is paradise on Earth! Six Senses Douro Valley […]

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O Paparico

Much has been said and written about O Paparico – it was even elected as Restaurant of the Year in the Flavors & Senses – The best for 2014 awards, a restaurant outside the city’s touristic orbit that became a true success phenomenon among locals and tourists, with an offer of improved tradicional Portuguese cuisine and a […]

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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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Vinum

There’s no need for introductions to Vinum around here, it was chosen as “Revelation Restaurant” in the “Flavors & Senses – The Best for 2014” and since then it has been present between the nominees in our several categories. The combo of Graham’s (Symington) and the savoir faire of the Sagardi group has revealed to be a happy partnership, bringing to Porto […]

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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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Tivoli Palácio de Seteais

There are places in the world that completely overwhelm us, in an inexplicable way, transporting us through time like it stopped, and with a single glimpse making us dream without borders or limits, even knowing they’re unachievable (or so we think!)! And this is the most accurate descritption I can give you of the moment […]

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