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2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Photos @ Oriente, Lisbon today with launch of #fishlovers group

The Music Burguer  

Sadly the tempting Music Burguer stall was closed, so we – Magnus Reuterdahl, Anne Naumanen, André Ribeirinho, Beatriz Silva, Carole Macintyre and myself – had a very good lunch at Restaurant D'Bacalhau in Oriente. As the name implies this restaurant specialises in Bacalhau (salt cod) – the great Portuguese speciality. 

We started with four different Bacalhau dishes before a main course of dorade (sea bream) cooked in a salt crust, which seals the fish and keeps it wonderfully moist. André and Beatriz kindly brought along a couple of whites: the 2013 Alvarinho from the Vinho Verde region made by João Portugal Ramos and the 2013 Ribeiro Santo Branco Encruzado 2013 DOC Dão.

With first unofficial celebrations of the the third anniversary of the #winelover group now underway it seemed an opportune moment to create a #fishlovers group as a sub-species of #winelover, so the Restaurant D'Bacalhau became our first 'hook-up'. Tempting though it might be to call members of #fishlovers 'hookers', I can't think that it would be appropriate!!       

Fine 2013 Alvarinho from João Portugal Ramos

Launch of the #fishlovers group: Magnus Reuterdahl, Anne Naumanen, 
André Ribeirinho, Beatriz Silva, Carole Macintyre and Jim Budd 

Magnus capturing the dorade cooked in salt

photo by Magnus

#fishlovers net-work king André concentrating
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 André and Beatriz

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Golden coloured and complex 2009 Reserva do Comendador
a very good match with our dorade
Blend of Antão Vaz, Roupeiro, Arinto


Luc Charlier said...

Tssss, "dorade". Not you! Sea bream.

Jim's Loire said...

! ?