The International Academy of Gastronomy has just awarded José Avillez the Grand Prix de L ’Art de La Cuisine, a distinction that “rewards great contemporary cooking artists whose culinary mastery and creativity are recognized worldwide”.
Pinhel. A real cool place that is off the tourist radar. That’s too bad, as the interior town of 9,500 has some great architecture and a really great wine
Portugal is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse countries in Europe and home to numerous world heritage sites. The country’s relatively small size allows visitors to cover a great portion of it by bike to explore its heritage sites, traditions, food, and natural beauty. Portugal is home to a diverse offering of beaches, valleys, mountain ranges, wine regions, and national parks.
Vinho verde is made with Portuguese grapes varietals such as alvarinho, loureiro, trajadura and pederna- all which are lower in alcohol.
Portugal’s hidden treasure, Alentejo is wild and historic, like the Centro de Portugal Region, with some of the most evocative natural scenery in Europe – including a coastline of rocky cliffs and idyllic, little-known beaches.