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.
The streets of Funchal are covered with festive lights, illuminations and decorations, turning the wide avenues and squares into a wonderland of light and flowers.
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
In Portugal, you will find bread at every table. And it won't be just bread, so this is a guide to know the most typical types of bread in Portugal and where they come from
Sao Martinho Summer is celebrated in November in Portugal. Its traditions include drinking red wine and eating chestnuts, that traditionally are cooked in Magusto - having a fire on the ground to roast the chestnuts, singing around it or face painting with the ashes.
Culture… it defines a place and people. And, for a relatively small nation Portugal’s culture is remarkable. To the visitor these, nine centuries of Portuguese culture are manifest in a thousand different ways that make Portugal unique.
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.
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
Manjar do Marques is a restaurant just outside the Pombal exit in the highway connecting Porto and Lisbon, A1. It's famous for serving the typical Portuguese tomato rice always fresh made. Costumers pay for the great appetizers like pataniscas, bolinhos de bacalhau or petinga and the rice is all-you-can-eat. The deserts are delicious and the waiters carrying big rice pots always pay attention to your dish to keep it served.
Comporta comes 2nd in the Top Ten selection of Condé Nast’s Traveller magazine for best holiday destination in August. Looking for the best sunshine around the world not crowded by tourists, the magazine refers to Comporta as "a region of golden-sand stretches of beach, of rice paddies, canals and fields bulging with organic courgettes"