Two Perfect and Yummi Weeks…

13-07-2013-435After four months of planning… my Wedding day arrived! It was a small event with only family and close friends but it was still a dream day…

The wedding took place in Sintra, Portugal, in the Lawrence’s Hotel. Lord Byron, who used to stay in the Lawrence’s, described Sintra as a “glorious Eden” and I totally subscribe that… Lawrence’s Hotel is the oldest hotel of the Iberian Peninsula (1764) and it’s full of charm and history.

Although it rained and I was terribly late for the wedding, everything went perfectly…

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And the food was amazing!!!

  • Leek Cream Soup
  • Browned Salmon with Spinach, Saffron Cream and Chives
  • Pork Loin with Black Plums and Cepes Mushrooms Sauce
  • Small Cheese Cake Pie of Sintra with Lemon Sorbet
  • Lemon and Poppy Seeds Wedding Cake with Chocolate Filling

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After this magic day we were off to Italy!

We started our trip in Venice at Moresco Hotel. It was divine! The city is lovely and so romantic… You find a beautiful canal in every corner!

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Since fresh fish and seafood isn’t easily available in the UK, I tried to eat as much as I could in Venice! Also tried my first gnocchi. It was quite good! You find amazing places by the canals with good and quite affordable food.

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After two days of chilling and kissing in Romantic Venice we departed to Rome!

Rome seems like a city built by giants. You find a historical building, a church or a fountain in every street or square! It’s a majestic city.

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We walked all over Rome until our feet hurt… But it was worth it! Specially loved the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica.

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Here I had some fine fish and seafood rice, pizza and a LOT of ice creams. Ice creams are everywhere and they are amazing! Most of them are made out of organic ingredients and really taste like fruit.

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Another amazing thing in Italy is the coffee. Being Portuguese I love a strong and tasty espresso. In Italy both espresso and cappuccino were really tasty and strong without being overwhelming.

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Definitely recommend Venice and Rome to every food lover!

As a souvenir I brought some pasta and a recipe book. Will be trying some new recipes soon…

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