Kanazawa Restaurant offers a new Kaiseki-based tasting menu in July


Kanazawa is a very exclusive Japanese restaurant in the Restelo area of Lisbon, specialising in Kaiseki gastronomy and run by Chef Paulo Morais, one of the first chefs in Portugal to specialise in Japanese food. The restaurant has a new tasting menu for July, using fruit and vegetables as a base to keep us fresh in the Summer heat.

For starters, you can find a Chinese goiaba aromatic sake with rice cookie, and eel, pickled peach and baked peach purée toppings.

You can continue the meal with fish sashimi, using a variety of different species such as tuna, greater amberjack and crevalle jack, wahoo (related to mackerel), and redfish. Then a dish called Takiawase, made from sweet potato, baby courgette and pork, presented with dashi stock in a goblet. Next comes the Naka-choko, a cooked vegetable terrine with seaweed gelatine and trout roe served in a somiso sauce.

The high point of this tasting menu is the Hassun, comprised of six delicatessen served in a 24cm box; a fish tartar gaspacho, a cherry conserve with monkfish, sushi with anchovey conserve, a terrine of fish of 3 colours, okra stuffed with sea urchin and shrimp, and duck confite with foie gras, aromatic herbs and fried onion.

The Hiyashi-bashi is then served – a cold soup of duck magret with Somen pasta, wakame seaweed with sesami, smoked duck and mushrooms. Then the Yakimono, grilled tiger shrimp with Japanese aubergine and lotus root. Then it is the time for sushi with several varieties comprising a true delicacy.

Finally, dessert, the icing on the cake of this delicious menu – mango sorbet, Fundão cherry sorbet, and raspberry ice cream with chocolate and wasabi, melon, cantaloupe and watermelon.

Bom proveito!

Kanazawa Japanese Restaurant
Address: Rua Damião de Góis 3, 1400-291 Lisboa
Opening hours: Opens at 7pm, every day except Sundays
Telephone: (+351) 213010292

Santini opens two new ice cream kiosks in the Lisbon area


Santini Ice-Cream Kiosk
Santini Ice-Cream Kiosk

Santini continues to grow at the same rate it delights its fans with new tastes! There are now two new ice cream shops in the Lisbon area, the first one located in LACS (Lisbon Art Center & Studios), which is actually in the town of Óbidos, and is a space dedicated to co-working, with art galleries and studios, workshops and much more.

This is a street kiosk, which aims to maintain the traditional concept of the ice cream kiosk, and therefore will only sell the traditional Santini ice creams and not any other food product, and there will be no seating. There will be 10 to 12 different flavours which are rotated on a weekly basis.

The other new Santini space is located in the EXPO area, on the Avenida Dom João II avenue, and has a similar look and feel to the one in Óbidos, with no seating. Here, however, customers can take delight in the traditional Santini cones, as well as cakes, chocolates, tarts, milkshakes and other tasty delights.

Santini LACS
Cais da Rocha Conde de Óbidos,
1350-352 Lisboa

Santini Expo
Loja Expo Tower – Avenida D.João II, Lote 1.16.01,
Parque das Nações 1990-083 Lisboa



Lisbon Day Pass
Lisbon Day Pass

Includes: Tickets For The Hop On Hop Off Bus, Tickets For Torre De Belem And Jerónimos Monastery In Belém And 20% Discount On Everything You Want To Visit More In Lisbon!

The Lisbon Day Pass is the perfect solution for cruise guests who are visiting Lisbon and arrive at one of the 3 cruise terminals in Lisbon:
  • Alcântara Cruise Terminal
  • Santa Apolónia Cruise Terminal
  • The Jardim do Tabaco Quay
From each of these cruise terminal you can take the Hop on Hop off Bus to explore the city like Marques de Pombal, São Jorge Castle, Praça do Comércio and much more! One of the stops is Belém where you can visit Torre de Belem and Jerónimos Monastery.
The Lisbon Day Pass is everything you need when you arrive at one of the Cruise Terminasl in Lisbon. Even better, you receive everything by email so that you don’t waste time picking it up when you arrive.
Simply order your Day Pass online  and you’re ready for all that this wonderful city has to offer:
  • Easy and flexible way of exploring Lisbon with the Hop on Hop off Bus with 3 lines: Belém Line, Oriente Line, Castle Line and the Cascais Line. You can see the routes here and here:
  • Entrance to the Torre de Belem
  • Entrance to the Jerónimos Monastery
  • 20% discount on everything you want to visit more in Lisbon

How does it work when you get of the ship?

From each Cruise Terminal there is a Hop on Hop off Bus stop close by where you can start your journey:
Alcântara Cruise Terminal – Stop nº12 Red Line
Santa Apolónia Cruise Terminal – Stop nº 13 Blue Line
The Jardim do Tabaco Quay – Stop nº 14 Blue Line
You simply Hop on and explore the city. When you reach Belém  you can get off and visit Torre de Belem and Jerónimos Monastery. We made a reservation for you so you can enter both highlights anytime you want that day.

How to book?

Step 2. Please select your arrival date
Step 3. Select how many adults and children will join
A perfect day out on your own in Lisbon!

Concerts in Lisbon in June 2018

LCD Soundsystem
LCD Soundsystem


June is always a great month for concerts in Lisbon, and June 2018 is no exception. Queen with Adam Lambert has unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, already sold out, but there are still some other big names coming to Portugal’s capital city and the possibilities of buying tickets are high. Here’s a quick list of upcoming major concerts this month and in to July:

19th June: LCD Soundsystem at Coliseu dos Recreios – click to see ticket availability

20th June: LCD Soundsystem at Coliseu dos Recreios – click to see ticket availability

21st June: LCD Soundsystem at Coliseu dos Recreios – click to see ticket availability

27th June: Marilyn Manson at Campo Pequeno – click to see ticket availability

28th June: Shakira at the Altice Arena – click to see ticket availability

1st July: Lenny Kravitz at the Altice Arena – click to see ticket availability

2nd July: Ozzy Osbourne at the Altice Arena – click to see ticket availability

13th July: Iron Maiden at the Altice Arena – click to see ticket availability

Have fun! 🙂

5 New Hotels in Lisbon

Avani Avenida Liberdade Hotel, Lisbon


This new hotel is the result of a renovation and rebranding of one of the most well-located hotels in town. Just around the corner from the city’s grandest boulevard, it features contemporary furnishings and a pleasant garden surrounding a round swimming pool.

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Corpo Santo Hotel, Lisbon


Found halfway between the grand Comercio Square and the revived Cais do Sodré district, this new 5-star hotel is also a museum, after all the artefacts found during the building’s renovation. It incorporated part of the city’s medieval wall, and offers rooms with a simple décor mixing vintage and modern pieces.

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Iberostar Lisboa Hotel, Lisbon


Well located just steps from Avenida da Liberdade and within walking distance of downtown, this new 5-star hotel is perfect for business or leisure travelers. It has an indoor pool, a spa and meeting rooms.

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Le Consulat Hotel, Lisbon


Home to the Brazilian consulat for decades, part of this historical building is now a tasteful bed & breakfast with art-filled rooms and suites. Guests have a magnificent view over one of the city’s main central squares and are within walking distance of many of the main attractions.

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The Lift Hotel, Lisbon


Inspired by the landmark Santa Justa Elevator which stands just a few feet away, this small hotel features a décor mixing Art Deco and modern designs. Every room is slightly different, with some of them incorporating the 18th-century building’s original wooden beams.

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