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…

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…

Tasquinha da Muralha

Not only for fish-lovers, even those that claims they don’t like fish has changed their mind after a visit to this restaurant. The best fish in Algarve you find at a very small restaurant just by the river Guadiana in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, it’s not a restaurant that can be easily found as it is hidden…

Dom Petisco

Dom Petisco is traditional Portuguese restaurant in Vila Real de Santo Antonio situated down stream at the bank of the river Guadiana almost where Guadiana meets the sea. Sitting outside a worm day or night overlooking Guadiana´s clear blue water with Spain on the other side gives you almost a sensation of being somewhere in…

Di Vino

One of our absolute favorite places for lunch/tappas/dinner is a small restaurant just by the river Guadiana, just opposite the marina at Avenida Republica in Vila Real de Santo Antonio. It is owned by a couple that has migrated from Lisbon to here, Bia is doing all the cooking offering traditional food that is extremely…

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…

Teriyaki chicken

I love chicken in all ways. I prefer chicken thighs because of the texture of the meat. There are many ways of preparing Teriyaki chicken but this is a very easy way and taste lovely. Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs Chicken thighs with the skin on Celtic Sea salt Toasted sesam seeds Spring onions 1 Tbs…

Fish on the back

Fish can sometimes be so plain and boring. But we can assure you that this fish recipe is absolutely out of this world. During our years when we lived abroad we had the pleasure to live in San Sebastian in North of Spain. From here we have many food memories that we bring with us…

Ceviche

Ceviche is originally from Peru. I learned how to make a Peruvian ceviche from a friend when we lived in Panama. It is lime-marinated fish, so incredibly good and fresh. Would actually be able to live on it, I think. Can be served for lunch, picnic, or as an appetizer. In summer it is an…

Frittata

Many people often ask me what I eat for breakfast since I don´t eat gluten. My answer is always, everything else :). This lovely frittata for example is one thing you can serve together with bacon, ham and avocado. You can save it for a couple of days in the refrigerator and if you are…