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tasteportugal2Seems like you're going to be hearing a lot about Portugal if the folk behind Taste Portugal have their way. They've put together a programme of events in London celebrating Portuguese food and drink with some rather impressive names attached.

Brett Graham at The Ledbury is hosting a wine tasting, hunting talk and degustation dinner on 13 October with harmonised wine menu featuring chefs Dieter Koschina (Vila Joya in the Algarve - 22 on the World's 50 Best list) and chef Hans Neuner (Vila Vita Park).

28° - 50° is having a wine-tasting in November with sommeliers Arnaud Vallet (Vila Joya) and their own Caroline Brangé and an event featuring chef Henrique Sa Pessoa from Alma – Henrique Sá Pessoa restaurant in Lisbon and Benjamin Mellor will run a finger-food/Portuguese tapas and wine dégustation.

Murano will combine a wine tasting event and Dégustation dinner on 7 December with Angela Hartnett, Northcote Manor's Nigel Haworth and Benoir Sinthon from the Michelin-starred Il Gallo d’Oro in Madeira.

There's a pre-Christmas street-food safari with chefs Jose Avillez of Lisbon's Belcanto and Nuno Mendes not to mention events going forward into 2015 with Wright Bros Spitalfields, the Notting Hill Kitchen, Texture and Brasserie Chavot.

To find out more including how to book a place at any of these events go to

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