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Portugal day 6: Lisbon is foodie heaven

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Just in case you couldn’t tell by now, the boyfriend and I are obsessed with food. We are constantly talking about when we will be eating, what we will be eating and when we are done eating, we pretty much start thinking about the next meal. It’s a surprise we don’t both weigh 300 lbs. Every time I go to Europe, I know that my usual well-balanced regime will go out the window and that gluten and lactose free options will be few and far in between.

That said, I found the selection of healthy food to be excellent in Lisbon and this non meat eating gal could always find fresh fish (you must have the bacalhau) on the menu with a side of delicious veggies. Of course, I also indulged in desserts like Santini’s gelato and pastel de nata as well as copious meals. Of all the restaurants we discovered in Lisbon, 1300 Taberna in LX Factory was our favourite for several reasons. But before we dive into why, let me share a bit more about day 6 in Lisbon (ie. what we saw in between meals). ;)

Because our last day (7) would be in Sintra, we wanted to spend day 6 just enjoying all that Lisbon had to offer by exploring undiscovered corners of the city and taking in all its beauty one last time. Here are some highlights.

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Still can’t get over the majesty of the architecture in Lisbon.

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Each day in Lisbon, we made it a point to spend a few moments by the Tagus river.

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It’s my new tradition to try to bring back a bracelet from every new country I visit. These were spotted at the Thieves Market (such a fun place!)

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This cute pink and blue bracelet fits perfectly with my ever expanding arm party collection.

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Mandatory afternoon pastry break: pastel de nata of course.

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Visiting Lisbon in early April means admiring beautiful trees in bloom across the city.

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And now, it’s time to talk about… food! If you visit Lisbon, you MUST eat at 1300 Taberna. Yes, there are plenty of good restaurants in the city and with quite affordable prices, but there was something magical about Taberna.

I think a big part of why we loved it so much was the amazing service we received. Our sommelier was so passionate about his job and the experience he wanted to offer us that his joy was contagious. Robert and him discussed Port at great lengths as you can see from the photo below. In addition to this, the quality of the food was excellent and our meal was a real treat of the senses.

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The design of 1300 Taberna is stylish without being pretentious.

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I had the seared tuna with polenta and quinoa. So delish!!

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Our perfect evening ended with a delightful walk back to our apartment while taking in the gorgeous night time sights of the city. Romance was in the air and a bright moon lit our way home…

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+ Come explore with us for our final day in Portugal: visit scintillating Sintra!

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4 Responses to Portugal day 6: Lisbon is foodie heaven

  1. Chadi May 7, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    Oooohhh!!! J’adore ta tradition de ramener un bracelet de chaque pays où tu voyages! Quelle bonne idée! Je crois que je vais te la piquer d’ailleurs :)

    • redfairy May 7, 2015 at 6:22 pm #

      @chadi Oui! J’ai commencé lorsque j’étais en Suisse l’été dernier et maintenant, à tous les jours, j’ai un beau rappel de mes voyages à chaque fois que je regarde mon poignet! ;)

  2. Cristina May 7, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

    Wow! C’est trop beau! Tu me fait découvrir mon pays d’une autre façon.
    Je crois que vais aller essayer 1300 Taberna pendant mes vacances. Merciiii :)

    • redfairy May 8, 2015 at 1:25 am #

      @cristina Tellement d’accord avec toi. Le Portugal est un magnifique pays et ça me fait vraiment plaisir de partager mes découvertes. Et tu devrais totalement aller à 1300 Taberna. Et le LF Factory est trop cool comme coin. Je te souhaite d’en profiter au max durant tes vacances! xx

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