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One of Portugal's most colorful festivals is back in 2019, with centuries of pageantry and tradition! The “Festa dos Tabuleiros” has been scheduled to run from June 29th to July 8th, 2019 in the historic city of Tomar.  “Festa dos Tabuleiros,” or Festival of Trays, happens every four years or so and is unique in the world Read more →


TAP Air Portugal’s ‘Taste the Stars’ program featuring five Michelin star winning Portuguese chefs and the airline’s cuisine consultant Chef Vítor Sobral, is adding Portuguese-American Chef George Mendes to the roster.  Until now, the team of chefs comprised José Avillez, Miguel Laffan, Rui Paula, Henrique Sá Pessoa, Rui Silvestre and Vítor Sobral. Read more →


Renowned NYC Chef George Mendes to lead new Sagres Vacations Culinary Tour of Portugal Stops include Portugal’s top culinary destinations and an opportunity to sample local cuisine with former Top Chef Masters contestant Read more →


Fall in Portugal brings a buzz of activity to the 20 designated wine regions across the country, from picking and processing the grapes to celebrating the harvest with food, song and traditional festivals.  During September and October, visitors can now witness these ancient rituals up close, by taking part in the harvest itself, touring through the many vineyards, crushing the grapes if they desire, or even lodging within the walls of a grand wine estate. Read more →


Open since 2005, Fragoleto has been exploring ice cream flavors that conquer any gelato fan. The owner has now won the national competition to attend the Gelato Festival that compares worldwide ice creams. With a rather different creamy option, The Mediterranean is a mix of carob, almonds and nuts Read more →