MISS JAPPA: A burst of umami

Restaurants and cafés are always very ephemeral, but sometimes, when one of your favorite places disappears, a loss can be extremely hard to take. Such was the case with Miss Jappa’s space in Principe Real: first it was the home of Orpheu, a beautiful, cozy café which was then tragically replaced with Ucharia, a tapas-wine…

LE MOUSTACHE SMOKERY: Heavy smoking in Portugal

Sometimes, going once to a restaurant isn’t enough to know what a place is like and “Le Moustache Smokery” warranted several visits before we could definitively make our minds up. The place, conveniently located in the gastronomic hotspot of Praça dos Flores, prides itself in home smoking all of the meat (and other things) that they serve: it’s…