Summer in Algarve, Portugal – Part II – The Fish & Seafood

Once you get to Portugal and more specifically, to Algarve in the south of Portugal, all you want to know about is fresh fish and seafood! Fish and shellfish are very important elements to Algarve cuisine with a great range of fresh fish available year round. It was August in Algarve, and I am almost sure that … Continue reading Summer in Algarve, Portugal – Part II – The Fish & Seafood

Summer in Algarve, Portugal – Part I – The Chicken Piri-Piri

Forget about Nando’s! If you’re looking for authentic chicken piri-piri,  you need to go to Algarve in Portugal – more specifically, to Albufeira and to a small village called Guia. Guia is known for its numerous chicken piri-piri restaurants, and is known locally as “The Capital of Chicken.” The very first chicken piri-piri was supposedly grilled here … Continue reading Summer in Algarve, Portugal – Part I – The Chicken Piri-Piri

Concierge Coffee

When taking a stroll along Paul-Lincke-Ufer, be sure to stop by the Concierge Coffee. Back in summer 2014 this tiny place hidden away in one of the backyards was turned a to a cafe from an old concierge hut. The owners, Benjamin Pates and Namy Nosratifard, both Bonanza Coffee Roasters alumni, have already made their … Continue reading Concierge Coffee