Food and Drink

If there is one thing Portugal has, it is salt. With a long Atlantic coastline, salt production thrived, and saltpans still function in many coastal cities and towns, such as Aveiro. The pink salt of Setúbal was once considered some of the best in the world. Salt is a natural preservative, and the combination of salt and smoke is the origin of sausages and cured meat – and that is what we will look at today! Read more →

Visitors to Portugal certainly have the country’s “grand” restaurants to consider, in addition to excellent seafood and meat restaurants, as well as dozens of “hot” eateries with cuisines hailing from Hong Kong to Hamburg to Hoboken. But no visitor should pass up lunch or dinner at one of Portugal’s hundreds and thousands of small restaurants that serve some of the most delicious and comforting food on earth. Read more →

The new Japanese restaurant Mizu at VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa, in Porches, Algarve, will be officially opening its doors on 23 February. With a Zen and relaxed atmosphere, a decoration inspired by Japanese culture and tradition mixed with a sophisticated and modern style, high quality ingredients, innovative culinary techniques and a privileged view over the Atlantic Ocean, Mizu intends to establish itself as one of the finest Japanese restaurants in Portugal. Read more →

Celebrated as the first luxury train in Portugal´s booming tourist scene, last year’s “Vila Joya no Douro” paired the legendary 2 star Chef Dieter Koschina, of Algarve´s “Vila Joya”, with a selection of Niepoort´s finest wines and an impressive list of the country’s best products, in what founder and executive curator Gonçalo Castel-Branco described as “a fantastic trial, that has now matured into The Presidential- a world class luxury experience”. Read more →

The 5th Walking Festival Ameixial will grow significantly in 2017, while also striving to boost its international profile. With this in mind, the event is now twinned with the Gran Canaria Walking Festival (, a sibling event with which several joint promotion and dissemination activities are planned. Read more →