Porto: Coffee Shop Majestic an Icon of the Belle Epoque

Porto: Cafe Shop Majestic

The Coffee shop Majestic located in Rua de Santa Catarina N ° 122, opened its doors in 1921 with the name of “Elite”. It was designed by architect Joao Queirós inspired by the work of maestro Marques da Silva. At its inauguration attended all the personalities of the political and artistic world

Coffee shop majestic - porto
Coffee shop majestic – porto

Art Deco in Porto

In 1922, the name was changed to the current one. Art Deco style was one of the most luxurious places in Porto. The marble facade is adorned with plant motifs of sinuous shapes. A trio of charming columns marks the facade.
 In the upper part a pediment crowns the decoration with the Majestic’s initials. On the sides there are two representations of children who, amusing, invite the passer-by to enter.

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Talleyrand’s Gourmet Food

Talleyrand’s Gourmet Food – Carême Recipes Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, was an exquisite connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate. Bouchet, famous chef has ran his kitchen at the time. Antonin Carême, one of the essential names in the history of Gastronomy, was never a permanent employee of Talleyrand, but considered the prince as the best of his hosts and the most knowledgeable gastronomic of all those he dealt with. On his side, Tayllerand recommended Carême as his …

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Travel Nespresso Coffee Maker 2021

Travel Nespresso Coffee Machine for Vacations The Nespresso Coffee Machine does not look like a travel coffee maker. For trekking or hiking of course not. But for a trip in a motor home it is ideal for several reasons: Little size It is light Use capsules and do not grind coffee. It is compact Technical data of the Nespresso Coffee Machine Power rating 1260 Watt Pressure : 19 Bars Weigth: 7.9 Pounds Heigth: 16.5 Inches Width: 5.3 Inckes Depth: 9.4 …

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Easy Chocolate Truffles

Easy Chocolate Truffles Easy Chocolate Truffles Ingredients 150g dark chocolate, chopped 150g milk chocolate, chopped 150ml double cream 50g unsalted butter cocoa powder, sprinkles, lustre powder, icing sugar, chopped nuts, for coating flavourless oil (such as sunflower), for shaping Method STEP 1 Put the dark and milk chocolate in a bowl, then put the cream and butter in a pan and bring to a simmer. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and stir until it melts. Leave to cool, then chill in the fridge for 7 hrs. …

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Recipe: Cod to the Portuguese

Portuguese Cod With Potatoes

Cod is the typical dish of Portugal. It is consumed in many ways and here we present the most traditional recipe. It is consumed throughout Portugal but especially for those who visit Lisbon and Oporto you can not miss it.

Directions

Two cloves of garlic are peeled and thinly sliced ​​and fried over medium heat in a frying pan with a finger of olive oil. Before the garlic reaches color, it is removed from the oil. Right there they will cook the cod and the potatoes.

Portuguese Cod With Potatoes Cod is the typical dish of Portugal. It is consumed in many ways and here we present the most traditional recipe. It is consumed throughout Portugal but especially for those who visit Lisbon and Oporto you can not miss it.
Cod to the Portuguese

To do this, flour four loins of cod and fry them “back and forth”, so that they are lightly cooked. Then, they are placed on a baking tray. Peel a large potato and cut it into thin slices. You also have to peel and cut an onion into thin slices to put them in the pan with the garlic-scented olive oil and the cod juices. Cover and let them cook over low heat for 15 minutes. Once the potato and onion are done, drain it.

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