Chez Lapin | Porto Restaurant | Eating Out in Porto

Chez Lapin - Oporto Restaurant

French by Name but Portuguese in Cuisine: Tonight we find ourselves in Chez Lapin, a rustic restaurant on Oporto’s waterfront, close to where we disembarked from our river cruise.  Although this restaurant has a French name, Chez Lapin serves traditional Portuguese and Oporto cuisine. I ask Sergio, the owner’s son, what was behind the French […]

A Cataplana Meal in the Algarve

Fish Cataplana

The Flavours of the Algarve: Portuguese food in the Algarve is more than just grilled sardines and grilled chicken.  To get away from the stereo-type touristy food, and for a taste of the true flavours of the Algarve, have a dinner at a cataplana restaurant. Cataplana – The Utensil The cataplana is a wok-shape hammered […]

Portuguese Cuisine – What to eat on your holiday

Grilled Seafood is a speciality of Portugal

Fishetarians will eat well in Portugal! Cuisine in Portugal varies by region, but being a seafaring nation with a well-developed fishing industry, fish and seafood dominate most menus. Fishetarians like Tony and I will eat well here. Portugal has been fishing and trading cod since the 15th century and it’s no wonder that ‘Bacalhau’, a […]