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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Portugal - A New Adventure!

Now that we are rested up from our Vietnam adventure we are ready for a family vacation in Portugal. We chose this destination for some great reasons:

  1. Great Food
  2. Its half way between Toronto and Dubai  - so Son David and Anuzya can meet up with us
  3. Affordable Luxury
  4. Great Food
  5. Great Port
  6. Good place for daughter Sarah and husband Josh to honeymoon 
  7. Great Seafood
  8. The WHOLE family together!
  9. Did I mention food?
We will begin blogging again soon with tales of our adventures

Hope you enjoy following!

Joe and Monica


  1. I question 1, 4 and 7. #6 is ok, glad you didn't mention wine. Stick to Port.

    Do try the pommes portugaises...

  2. and history! Loved standing beside Vasco de Gama's tomb

  3. Monica and Joe --

    I am totally pissed that you chose Sept 7 to depart, when we have a great dinner planned for you ON THAT DAY...

    * Savouries (Lustau Dry Amontillado Los Arcos)

    * Our garden garlic chive soup (Sauvion Carte D’Or Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2010)

    * Cold smoked Nova Scotia W. Krauch salmon rolls (Olivier Leflaive Meursault Les Tillets 2000)

    * Slow-roasted Ontario Dover Farms lamb leg (Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2007), cavena and quinoa pilaf with endive tatin (Chateau de Cruzeau Pessac Leognan 1990)

    * Spring salad from Kind Greens Newmarket (organic)

    * Cheeses – Monforte Ontario Water Buffalo Herbes de Provence
    -- Monforte Ontario Toscano Secco (sheep)
    -- Roquefort France
    -- Dragon’s Breath Blue, Nova Scotia
    (Puklus Tokaj Szamorodni Edes 2002)

    * Lemon soufflé, twice baked (Bottega Petalo Moscato NV)

    * Coffees, teas.

    Obviously you love Portugal more than us, and decided to leave early...

    May your Memories of Portugal be as fluorescent orange as the PC sauce.