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Chef Rui Correia Hosts Sold Out Douro Valley Portugal, Food and Wine Tour 2014

Chef Rui Correia owner of Douro Restaurant in Greenwich Ct. will be hosting a spectacular trip of a life time, Food and Wine tour of the Douro Valley, Portugal this October. See itinerary here: Douro – Food Wine Tour 2014. Chef Correia will also be preparing dishes along with some of the renowned chefs at […]

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Michelin Star Chef George Mendes – New Cook Book – My Portugal/Recipes and Stories

Photo credits: Amazon.com, Star Chefs.com Chef George Mendes of Aldea Restaurant, New York City, has risen to fame in the last few years receiving a Michelin Star in 2011 and again in 2012. He has written his first cook book titled; My Portugal/Recipes and Stories which includes 125 recipes from traditional to modern versions of […]

Chefs, Portuguese chefs

Portuguese Chefs at 2013 International Gourmet Festival

Lusitanian Michelin Stars The Portuguese Wave International Gourmet Festival 2013 – Vila Joya, Algarve, Portugal Nov 7-16 “It wasn’t so long ago that Portugal only had one Michelin-starred restaurant outside of the Algarve, but today there are three 1-star restaurants in northern Portugal, two in the Lisbon region and one on the island of Madeira. […]

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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, […]


“Aldea” Makes New York Magazine’s Top 101 Restaurants in NYC

  Congratulations to Portuguese American Chef George Mendes who’s restaurant “ALDEA” made New York Magazine’s top 101 restaurants in NYC. nymag.com/restaurants/wheretoeat/2012/ newyork.grubstreet.com “The talented George Mendes has spent decades wandering the globe, studying under some of the great culinary divas of our time (Ducasse, Bouley, etc.). At this sleek, inventive little restaurant in the Flatiron […]


Chopped Champion – Luisa Fernandes

The first time I saw Portuguese Chef,  Luísa Fernandes on the Food Network’s Chopped  episode on November 10, 2009, I instantly became her fan. As I watched her, I could sense the passion and the love she put into each of the three dishes she prepared. Her innovative cooking skills and her calm collectiveness earned […]