Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fish and Flavours in Lisbon

Take advantage of budget airline offers and cheap Lisbon holiday apartments this April to experience a gastronomic event like no other. The 2009 Edition of Peixe em Lisboa (Fish in Lisbon) takes place in the Pavilhão de Portugal in the Parque das Nações from the 18th to the 26th of April. This offers the perfect opportunity to sample the extraordinary seafood and other produce from this region of Portugal.

The event programme is extensive and offers workshops, seminars, wine tasting, demonstrations, live music, not to mention some of the best seafood on offer in Europe. This event is the best way to get a real taste of all of the regions of Portugal and the typical dishes of each one.

There is a strong emphasis on traditional ingredients being given a modern makeover and the 2009 edition boasts International chefs alongside some of Portugal’s most highly regarded. There will also be the chance to hone your taste buds to the level of a genuine connoisseur, with wine pairing workshops from a team of certified experts.

The 9 day event takes place throughout Lisbon with many restaurants participating, but the principal venue is the Pavilhão de Portugal in the Parque das Nações, which was the site for the Expo 98 World Exhibition. Situated in the northeastern part of the city near to the Tagus estuary, this is an area rich in modern architecture and hosts one of the biggest aquariums in Europe.

There is also the chance to try to recreate some of the inspiring dishes on offer by visiting the gourmet market that will run throughout the whole event. What better way to enjoy your stay in Lisbon than by renting an apartment in Lisbon and trying your hand at preparing some authentic Portuguese cuisine with your family and friends.

More information on Lisbon in this other blog.

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