Tag Archives: Food and Wine

The Café and Delicatessen Linha 22

Pode ler O Café e Mercearia Linha 22 em Português Have you ever caught the electric tram 22 in Porto?  The one that runs from Carmo past Clerigos up to the Praça de Batalha and then returns to Carmo via … Continue reading

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O Café e Mercearia Linha 22

Read about the Cafe and Delicatessen Linha 22 in English Sempre apanhaste o electrico do Porto numero 22?  O que circula entre a igreja de Carmo, passando entre a igreja dos Clerigos até a praça de Batalha, e depois volta … Continue reading

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A Sunday Lunch Lesson in Food Pairing

Nothing feels quite so decadent as a long lazy Sunday lunch.  And if it’s really good, you don’t need to worry about dinner, as you will still be deep in conversation with your friends and grazing the cheese board till … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – Feliz Natal

Já recebi uma entrega das rabanadas frescas e ainda quentes!  Com um copo do vinho do Porto Tawny… fantastico. I just received a delivery of fresh, still-warm rabanadas!  This is a Portuguese dessert like french toast, but better than any … Continue reading

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Mux Again

This past Friday night I had the pleasure of seeing Mateus Nicolau de Almeida again, and tasting his 2010 wines from bottle – having tasted them from cask and cuba last November.  To make the night even better, there was … Continue reading

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The Gallery Restaurant in London

More food and wine pleasures in London, as my friend Nicola and I visited The Gallery, a new restaurant which has opened adjacent to the the Westbury Hotel, on Conduit Street just off Bond Street. The head sommelier, Boris Poliakov, … Continue reading

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Wine Matching with Mughal Cuisine

Recently I returned to London to visit my friend Nicola, who, as mentioned previously, is active in the wine trade as judge, critic and teacher.  We went out to dinner at the Tamarind Restaurant, where Toby Gorn is the head … Continue reading

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The Best Possible Guest

… is one who cooks a beautiful meal for you.  Wow. A friend has come to visit who said she doesn’t really know how to cook but has had two lunchtime lessons at a cooking school in London and knows … Continue reading

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Two Good Meals, At Least

The past weeks, no, four months, I’ve been both distracted by personal matters and flat out with work projects, and the combination has created a near-death experience for this blog.  But it’s also my fault. My fault because I tend … Continue reading

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