Portugal

Il Gallo d’Oro

05/05/2016 by .

Madeira has no shortage of places to eat; all across the island there are restaurants in some shape or form wherein bustling chefs labour to present a wealth of excellent local produce to its best. The traditional fare of Madeira – such dishes as espetada (lamb or beef skewers), espada (ugly – my word – black scabbard fish) and estufado (stew), all accompanied by far too many side dishes – is the equivalent of the British meat and two veg, but on steroids.

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Bovino Steakhouse. Quinta do Lago

23/10/2015 by .

There’s a new kid (or perhaps I should say calf) on the block at Quinta do Lago, one of Europe’s most prestigious golf resorts. The Bovino Steakhouse is the latest dining offer at Quinta which already boasts some pretty tough competition, particularly Casa do Largo, its signature lakeside fish restaurant, that has attained almost legendary status on the Algarve.

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Gusto by Heinz Beck

01/06/2015 by .

Conrad Algarve is, as far as I am concerned, a template for doing 5 star luxury properly, so it comes as no surprise to me that Conrad Algarve’s flagship restaurant, Gusto by Heinz Beck, would be anything else but stellar. I mean, the very name is a play on the Portuguese word for taste, gosto, even though it was named after Conrad Hilton’s father Augustus.

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Lisbon’s tastiest restaurants

06/01/2015 by .

Lisbon is awash with fantastic places to eat, you just have to know where to look for the best ones. Forget looking, here is a list of Lisbon’s tastiest restaurants just for you!

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Chef Rui Paula at The Vidago Palace

01/12/2014 by .

Chef Rui Paula is something of a legend in Portugal and the Douro River region in particular. A self taught culinary master, his passion for inventive recipes using locally sourced ingredients has brought him fame and fortune, not least because of a clutch of successful restaurants in Porto.

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