Portuguese Diner

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Aldea Restaurant Makes Eater.com top 38 NY Restaurants

Congratulations to Chef George Mendes of Aldea Restaurant for making Eater.com top 38 essential restaurants in New York City! Number 14 Aldea Restaurant “Quietly putting out top-notch Portuguese fare since 2009, chef-owner George Mendes’ food has not faltered. The Flatiron restaurant has had a Michelin star for most of its life, for dishes like mussel […]

Recipes, Uncategorized

A Taste of Portugal

When I serve Antipasti before diner, I make an easy and colorful presentation of cheeses and cured meats for my guests. What’s great about this easy appetizer is that is requires no cooking, and it’s easy cleanup since you just through away the parchment paper when you finish this wonderful sampler. My family loves both […]


Carmello’s & Little Portugal Restaurant on Fox 5 DC

General Manager, Miguel Pires of Carmello’s & Little Portugal Restaurant in Manassas Va. prepares Portuguese Cataplana for a cooking segment called; “Cooking with Tomatoes”. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/carmellos Located in the heart of Old Town Manassas, Carmello’s offers upscale fine dining. Fresh ingredients, innovative cuisine, and romantic ambience equal an unforgettable dining experience. The mixture of […]

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LaSallete Restaurant – A Taste of Portugal in Sonoma, California

  LaSalette Restaurant/By Guest Editor, Dan Dias I had always heard that California’s climate, the rich abundance of fresh seafood and locally grown produce made it similar to Portugal. Perhaps that’s why the wave of Portuguese immigrant fisherman, whalers, and farmers who arrived there, soon made it their home for many generations to come. Today, […]