LA BOULANGERIE: French in every way

On top of the square of Largo Doutor José Figueiredo near the Museum Arte Antiga, lies “La Boulangerie”, which, as you might have guessed by the name, is a French-styled bakery and café. We went there last Sunday for a brunch and left happily carrying two wonderful loaves of bread and one delicate, crispy croissant.…

FOOD ADVENTURES: When fishes get a smoke

Isn’t it interesting how a country like Portugal has so many dishes centered around preserved, salted cod (bacalhau) hasn’t actually taken up smoking fishes? Unlike Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands or the UK, smoking food in general was never part of Portugal’s culinary bloodstream. Thankfully, The Moustache Smokery has been filling in that gap with some first rate dishes featuring…