Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A Lisbon treat!: back to A Taberna da Rua das Flores

 From the inner sanctum through to the 'main restaurant'

A week ago last Tuesday we went back to eat @ A Taberna. André had kindly reserved us a small table in the inner sanctum by the bar. It normally isn't possible to book tables in this tiny restaurant. Even when we arrived around 8pm there was a queue outside. I can, however, assure you that it is worth waiting for André's inventive cooking and it won't break the bank. 

André Magalhães (taken in February 2014)

Fromage de tête (on the house)

 2010 Nana Tejo Reserva: a delicious and soft red wine field blend made 
by André's girlfriend, named in homage to her mother

The dishes here are small – petiscos, so the idea is that if there are three of you then you should choose four, which is what we did

 Bacalhau with chick peas – sensational!

 Squid with Japanese squid noodles in squid ink – wonderfully staining!

 Slow cooked pork

 André's take on a hamburger

Strawberries lubricated with Vinho Generoso
(a version of home-made Port) 
and also in the glasses
+ passion fruit ice-cream – yum!

Vinho Generoso

With the bottle of wine our meal cost the three of us £57.50 – fabulous value!

Kiosk in Príncipe Real

On the way home we stopped for an expresso at a kiosk in Prínciple Real.

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