Santini Gelati – Best Ice Cream in Portugal

Purveyor of Ice Cream to Europe's Royal Families: We were told that when we get to Cascais, we must have some Santini ice cream, the best in Portugal!   The Santinis have been supplying ice cream to generations of the royal family but be forewarned that when we get to the ice cream parlour, the … [Read more...]

Varenyky or Pierogi – Delicious Ukrainian Dumplings

Making Varenyky - Ukraine River Cruise: A taste of varenyky or pierogi is a must on any trip to the Ukraine. These dumplings come with a range of fillings, including potato, potato and cheddar cheese, potato and mushroom, cottage cheese, blueberries or cherries. Varenyky is a staple dish of the … [Read more...]

London Restaurants | St. Christopher's Place

Eating and Drinking in the Heart of London: It was purely by chance that we came across St. Christopher's Place this morning when we were pounding down Oxford Street on our way to Bond Street Tube Station. The little lane way caught Tony's attention and when he ducked in to have a look, he was … [Read more...]

Interesting Facts about British Food

10 Interesting Facts about British Food: Have you ever wondered how some of your favourite foods came to be discovered or invented? Here are ten interesting facts (or myths) about British food, some going back to Roman times: It was the Romans who made oysters popular in Britain and were … [Read more...]

Waterside Cafe | Little Venice | Regent's Canal

A unique floating cafe: Shortly after arriving at Little Venice, we spot the Waterside Cafe. This idyllic cafe is situated on a narrowboat moored in picture-postcard Little Venice at the junction of the Grand Union and Regent's Canals. Bedecked with baskets of hanging flowers, the delightful … [Read more...]

Punch Tavern – Fleet Street | London Pubs

Punch Tavern - 99 Fleet Street: Along the Fleet Street stretch of our London Walk, we come across the Punch Tavern.  As it happens, it's nearly lunchtime, so this calls for a stop in this heritage London pub which Tony knows very well. The pub was quite empty when we arrived, but from 1:00 p.m, … [Read more...]

Chez Lapin | Porto Restaurant | Eating Out in Porto

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 … [Read more...]

Café Majestic – The Grand Café of Oporto

More than a Café .....: Majestic by name and majestic by architecture, this café has become a prerequisite stop by visiting dignitaries, media personalities, artists and everyone who's anyone visiting Oporto, as well as the humble tourists like us. The Majestic's guest book lists all the … [Read more...]

A Cataplana Meal in the Algarve

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 … [Read more...]

Algarve sweets at Faro’s best coffee shop

Portuguese love their Sweets and Cakes: The Portuguese we are told are sweet-toothed and have a great love of cakes.  This we find out for ourselves to be absolutely true as everywhere we go, there are pastelarias and cafes with counters that are stocked full with all kinds of sweet … [Read more...]