Quinta do Quetzal, Vila de Frades, Alentejo.

We had tried the wine from the vineyard Quinta do Quetzal some time before this trip that is located in Vila de Frades we enjoyed it very much. As we were in the area and had some time to spend we went to Quinta do Quetzal Thursday May 21. When we arrived we saw some…

Pais das Uvas restaurant, Vila de Frades, Alentejo.

In Vila de Frades and the area there are some vineries making the talha wine, a process of wine making introduced by the Romans and then handed down from generation to generation throughout the history. This technique to make wine is first of all to use big clay amphorae called talhas giving the wine a special…

HABEMOS TAPAS

Once in a while instead of lunch we go for some tapas, in Vila Real de Santo Antonio there are a couple of good tapas places and one of them is Habemos Tapas just between the city hall and Avenida Republica (just by the river). In winter time when the sun is out it’s nice…

Ca Te Quero (Rua do Exército 43, Vila Real de Santo Antonio)

Our neighborhood restaurant is just around the corner from our house has an offering of traditional Portuguese food at a very good price, service is good and you feel at home. It maybe doesn’t look to be much from the outside but don’t hesitate go in. As in many Portuguese restaurants the TV is always on…

Spicy clams

I really had a desire for clams today. When I went to the fish market, they had no big mussels, so I bought clams instead. But this recipe, you can just as easily do with mussels. I wanted to make something different today with much more “interesting” flavor than the regular recipe with cream and…

Meatballs with Italian flavour

Meatballs are great food; you can cook a lot and keep in the fridge for later use. Great as snack, and even to take with you on excursions. Some people fail in their diet, come home from work hungry and had no planning. Then it’s easy to get caught up in the fast food swamp….

Restaurant Xicken Piripiri

If you are in Portugal an absolute must is to eat chicken piripiri. We have found a really good place for this close to Tavira and Cabanas. We can recommend going here, and if you come in the summer months you have to book a table. In the summer you can sit outside too. The…