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A khao soi party, a cherry party and a party in the Tagus: 10 things to do at the weekend

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From June 1 to 30, Fundão. multiple spaces

To discover the thousand facets of seasonal fruit: With cherry season officially open, it’s time to indulge in all the deliciousness that puts the fruit at the center of the action. To do this, all you have to do is pay attention to the “Fundão, Here Come-se Bem — Sabores de Cereja” gastronomic festival, which begins on June 1, and take advantage of the list of restaurants and pastry shops where, from menus to sweets, you can taste delicacies of the season, from flambéed prawns with cherry, to cherry-crusted cod and cornbread or rice pudding with cherries. Check here the spaces that are part of the festival, which will last until June 30. Note: if you are from Lisbon or Porto, you should know that starting June 17, the 9th cherry gastronomic route will take place, which will be joined by dozens of destinations.

The cherry season is officially open and, with its return, a new gastronomic festival in Fundão.

Saints on the Tagus

Doca Da Marinha, A, Infante Dom Henrique Avenue, Lisbon. Starting June 1. From €7.50.

To start the popular festivities: in Doca da Marinha, dos Santos set off in what calls itself “the largest santódromo in the capital”. After the inaugural concert by Quim Barreiros this Thursday, for the first weekend of the Santos en el Tagus party, they have performances by Ana Malhoa (June 2); “Santos en la noche”, from the morning program of radio Comercial (June 3); and Herman José (June 4) — starting on the 7th, the festival will continue with Sérgio Rossi, Ruth Marlene, Mónica Sintra, Insert Coin, Rebeca, José Malhoa, Ágata or the Santos de la SIC party (see full lineup here) . The Santos no Tejo festival does not forget about food, with varied proposals, ranging from sardines to sushi, with the support of the Anfíbio restaurant and the three adjacent kiosks, all signed by chef Miguel Rocha Vieira, to which Other stalls are added inside the enclosure facing the river. Daily entry €7.5 without drinks and €10 with drinks included. Available online.

Quim Barreiros opens the Santos sobre el Tagus stage as the headliner of the first night.


Cultural Center of Belém, Praça do Império, Floor 1, 1400-206 Lisbon. Telephone: 911 055 431. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For a fresh meal: whether for brunch, breakfast, a light lunch or even a snack, the ÚNICO restaurant, in the Belém Cultural Center, has just renewed its menu, now designed for summer, always maintaining organic products that follow the “de the farm to the table”, that is, “from the land to the table”. The result of an alliance between the SushiCafé Group, the Belém Cultural Center and SEMEAR, to start the day, there are scones filled with crème fraîche with strawberry jam and champagne; açaí; or red fruit pancakes. If you are looking for something more serene, there are two brunch menus, one lighter and one with everything you deserve. In the field of snacks, there are also novelties: hummus, beetroot carpaccio, hidden sweet potatoes, the latter with chickpeas, tatsoi cabbage and tahini sauce. The pizzas are also here.

The pancakes have just arrived at Único, at CCB.

Kobra and tequila tacos

Cesaltina Fialho Gouveia Street, 75A. 2645-038 Alcabideche. Telephone: 911 765 964. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 19:00 to 23:00; Sunday, from 12:00 to 15:00

To discover the new Kobra esplanade: The Mexican of Cascais now seats a total of 55 people outside, where you can try the suggestions of Carlos Coelho, chef, co-owner and “enthusiast of Mexican food”. From the menu, which he uses homemade seasonings and the cook’s secrets, which he has been perfecting for years, the best sellers, bírria taco (traditional beef stew with cheese) and marinated shrimp. To accompany, four cocktail options, including the passion fruit margarita, why not enjoy them al fresco?

The birria taco, with traditional meat and cheese stew, is one of Kobra’s favorites.

Popular Moorish Cuisine

Cozinha Popular da Mouraira, Rua das Olarias 5, 1100-012 Lisbon. June 3 and 4, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For a trip to the flavors of Chiang Mai: the delicacies of northern Thailand will occupy the Mouraria Popular Kitchen this Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, with two days dedicated exclusively to khao soi, a specialty inspired by the country’s Muslim community, made from beef , egg noodles, coconut milk , typically served with a side of fried dough and shallots, details an Instagram post about the initiative, carried out by chef José Sousa and Austin Bush, a Lisbon-based American photographer familiar with Thai cuisine and responsible for bringing the flavors of East Asia. geography to Lisbon, through Bangkok Nights. To accompany the delicious bowl, there will be cocktails by the author of Nhami Umami, Singha beer, typically Thai, and Faca nos Dentes cider. No reservations, just show up (not too late because the number of servings is limited).

Khao Soi is a dish from northern Thailand, from the Chiang Mai region.

IDB rooftop

Praça José Queirós 1, 1800-237 Lisbon. Thursday, from 12 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 12 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, from 12:00 to 20:00.

To discover (or revisit) the most multifaceted terrace in Lisbon: from Japanese pancakes, to natural juices or a brunch menu, the menu, designed by the Brazilian chef Dedé, has new suggestions; for male and female skaters, there are new obstacles created by the Associação de Cultura Urbana Skatearte (also responsible for teaching here on Saturdays); in the field of animation, an area with several table football was born, as well as a skee ball skate with four lanes; and the art gallery will exhibit the work of 14 artists (from Akacorleone to Margarida Fleming), in an exhibition curated by the artistic and cultural collective Crack Kids, which is celebrating its 14th anniversary. Reasons are not lacking to visit the IDB Rooftop, a space that reopens for the new summer season, after opening in 2022, full of novelties.

Gastronomy, sport and art coexist at the top of the terrace that has just opened its doors to a new summer season.

book Fair

Edward VII of England Park, 1070-099 Lisbon. From May 25 to June 17. Open from Monday to Thursday, from 12:30 to 22:00; Fridays and the eve of public holidays, from 12:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sundays and holidays, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission.

To add a few more books to the shelf: The Book Fair is back at Parque Eduardo Eduardo VII in its 93rd edition. Initially scheduled to end on June 11, the organization ended up extending the event for two more days to compensate for the more than 150 initiatives that had to be canceled due to the Benfica celebrations. Therefore, the event ends on the 13th. The Portuguese Association of Publishers and Booksellers (APEL) is confident that this will be “the best Book Fair in history” and is confident that the number of visits from last year will be exceeded, which were around 709 thousand.

93rd edition of the Lisbon Book Fair, which takes place from May 25 to June 11 at Parque Eduardo VII, in Lisbon, on May 25, 2023. The 93rd edition of the Lisbon Book Fair will feature 139 participants, more than 980 publishing houses and the same 340 pavilions as the 2022 edition. MIGUEL A. LOPES/LUSA

Do not miss the H Hour discounts

Studio Banema Lisbon

Rua Coelho da Rocha 27 C, 1250-087 Lisbon. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To discover the only Portuguese shop in the new Gestalten book: From the United Kingdom to Japan, passing through Argentina, Denmark, Brazil and Vietnam, the book “Think Big — Shop Small, Unique Stores and Contemporary Retail Design” highlights a unique Portuguese space in its curatorship of stores: it is called Banema Studio Lisboa , it is located in Campo de Ourique and is the concept store alfacinha de Banema, one of the most important national companies in the wood and derivatives sector, founded in 1964. Written by the German journalist and author Marianne Julia Strauss, the book recently presented by Gestalten is on sale at the Banema store in Lisbon, in Porto (at Rua Adolfo Casais Monteiro, 123) and in the online store, for 42 euros.

Banema Studio Lisboa appears in the book, but Banema also has a store in Porto

Children’s Day Brunch — InterContinental Lisboa

Rua Castilho 149, 1099-034 Lisbon. Telephone: 213 818 700. Sunday, June 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To celebrate children’s day: InterContinental Lisboa prepared a Sunday brunch with children in mind and inspired by the movie “Super Mario Bros.” From salads to desserts, the buffet has dishes such as salmon with quail egg, honey and mustard sauce or more appetizing options for children’s palates, such as pizzas, hamburgers, cupcakes with Nutella and pancakes. To drink there is coffee, tea, smoothies, natural juices and mimosas. It costs 38 euros per person and reservations can be made through the web or by phone.

Burgers, cakes or pancakes are not lacking

FNAC live

Gardens of the Tower of Belém, Avenida Brasilia, 1400-038 Lisbon. June 2 and 3, from 3:00 p.m. Free admission

To dance and sing outdoors: FNAC Live returns to the Torre de Belém Gardens with a DJ set by Nuno Lopes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Once the session is over, there is an open-air cinema with the projection of the film-concert “Circo de Feras”. The evening ends with a concert by the Lisbon Film Orchestra at 9:15 p.m. On Saturday, the event begins at 3:00 p.m. with the Fnac New Talents awards ceremony and continues with You Can’t Win Charlie Brown, Gisela João, Sérgio Godinho, Nenny, GNR and José Pinhal Post Mortem Experience. Admission is free and the full program (and schedules) can be found on the website.

Gisela João performs at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday

“It’s never Saturday again” is an epigraph that brings together the best suggestions to enjoy the weekend.

Source: Observadora

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